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ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-677

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Additional reference : 2011-677-1
Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 31 August 2011

Ottawa, 28 October 2011

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Matane, Chandler, New Carlisle, New Richmond, Percé and Port Daniel, Quebec

Applications 2011-1216-9, 2011-1176-5, 2011-1178-1, 2011-1223-4 and 2011-1191-3

CBGA-FM Matane – New transmitters in Matane, Chandler, New Carlisle, New Richmond, Percé and Port Daniel

1.      The Commission approves the applications by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBGA-FM Matane, Quebec in order to operate new transmitters at Chandler, New Carlisle, New Richmond, Percé and Port Daniel to rebroadcast the programming of its national French-language network service La Première Chaîne. The Commission did not receive any interventions concerning this application.

2.      The transmitter in Chandler will operate at 93.3 MHz (channel 227A) with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,010 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of -2.1 metres). The transmitter in New Carlisle will operate at 98.7 MHz (channel 254A) with an ERP of 710 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 92.5 metres). The transmitter in New Richmond will operate at 104.3 MHz (channel 282A) with an ERP of 1,030 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 146.5 metres). The transmitter in Percé will operate at 104.5 MHz (channel 283B1) with an ERP of 980 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 387 metres). The transmitter in Port Daniel will operate at 92.5 MHz (channel 223A) with an ERP of 920 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 97.8 metres).

3.      The licensee indicated that for several years now the sound quality of the CBGA-FM service has generated complaints in the Gaspésie. It submitted that the solution was to migrate the service of La Première Chaîne to the FM band.

4.      The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that while these applications are conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue broadcasting certificates 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 broadcasting certificates will be issued.

6.      The transmitters 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 28 October 2013. 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.