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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 12 September 2011

Ottawa, 28 October 2011

Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc.
Fergus, Ontario

Application 2011-1248-2

New community radio station in Elora and Fergus – Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc. to change the authorized contours of the new community radio programming undertaking to serve Elora and Fergus, Ontario that was approved in English-language community FM radio station in Elora and Fergus, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-278, 29 April 2001. The applicant proposed to decrease the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 85 to 46 watts, decrease the maximum ERP from 200 to 150 watts, decrease the antenna’s effective height above average terrain from 54.2 to 49.1 metres and relocate the antenna and transmitter site. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The applicant stated the tower site proposed in the original application was too costly to maintain and was nearing the end of its life so it sought to relocate its antenna.

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.