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Route reference: 2010-489

Additional reference: 2010-686-1

Ottawa, 15 September 2010

Newcap Inc.
Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador

Application 2010-0585-1, received 8 April 2010

CKCM Grand Falls – New transmitter in Springdale

1.      The Commission approves the application by Newcap Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CKCM Grand Falls, New Brunswick, in order to add an FM transmitter in Springdale. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The new transmitter will operate at 89.3 MHz (channel 207LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 16 metres).[1]

3.      The licensee noted that the transmitter is necessary to counter AM signal deficiencies in Springdale.

4.      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.

5.      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.

6.      The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 15 September 2012. 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.

7.      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.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Footnote:

[1] These parameters reflect those approved by the Department of Industry.