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Route reference: 2010-373

Additional reference: 2010-373-1

Ottawa, 23 August 2010

Klondike Broadcasting Company Limited
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Application 2010-0723-7, received 28 April 2010

CKRW Whitehorse – New transmitter in Inuvik

1.      The Commission approves the application by Klondike Broadcasting Company Limited (Klondike) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKRW Whitehorse in order to add a low-power FM transmitter in Inuvik to rebroadcast the station's programming. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The new transmitter will operate on frequency 98.7 MHz (channel 254LP) with an effective radiated power of 44 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 30 metres).

3.      Klondike stated that the addition of the new transmitter would allow it to adequately serve the population of Inuvik. The licensee further stated that the Inuvik rebroadcasting transmitter previously approved in CKRW Whitehorse – New transmitters at Atlin and Inuvik, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-44, 31 January 2007, could not be implemented due to management turnover and extended negotiation for a binding agreement to lease the transmitter site.

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 of Industry (the Department) notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued. Therefore, in the absence of the notification by the Department, the applicant will not be able to implement the transmitter approved in this decision.

5.      Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.

6.      The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 23 August 2012, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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