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Route reference: 2010-283

Ottawa, 17 August 2010

Natotawin Broadcasting Inc.
La Ronge and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Application 2010-0564-5, received 6 April 2010

CJLR-FM La Ronge and its transmitter CJLR-FM-3 Prince Albert – Technical amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by Natotawin Broadcasting Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the type B Native radio programming undertaking CJLR-FM La Ronge. The licensee proposed to modify the technical parameters of the rebroadcasting transmitter CJLR-FM-3 Prince Albert by relocating that transmitter, by increasing the maximum effective radiated power from 249 to 49,000 watts (class A1 to class B), and by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 21 to 148 metres. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The licensee stated that the current technical parameters and location do not permit adequate coverage of all the native communities in the Prince Albert region. The licensee also stated that reception has been problematic in Prince Albert and that the proposed power increase and relocation of the transmitter to a site offering a higher antenna elevation would alleviate many issues regarding existing coverage in Prince Albert.

3.      The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.

4.    The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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