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Route reference: 2011-190

Ottawa, 10 November 2011

Byrnes Communications Inc.
Woodstock, Ontario

Application 2010-1724-4, received 23 November 2010

CIHR-FM Woodstock – Technical changes

1.      The Commission approves the application by Byrnes Communications Inc. (Byrnes) to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CIHR-FM Woodstock by increasing the average effective radiated power from 7,100 to 8,950 watts.[1] All other technical parameters will remain unchanged. The Commission received interventions in support of this application. The public record for this proceeding is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca under “Public Proceedings.”

2.      The applicant stated that the change will result in better signal quality for listeners who are experiencing poor signal reception in CIHR-FM’s licensed service area, including Woodstock, Ingersoll and Oxford County. The licensee further indicated that this change will rectify new coverage problems experienced following implementation of the technical changes approved in Broadcasting Decision 2009-396.  

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.

Non-compliance

5.      In Broadcasting Decision 2011-696 issued today, the Commission has approved in part an application by Brynes to amend its conditions of licence regarding Canadian content development. The application was submitted by Brynes to deal with its apparent failure to comply with its conditions of licence regarding contributions for the 2005-2006 to 2008-2009 broadcast years. The Commission is satisfied with the measures that Byrnes has put in place to ensure that CIHR-FM complies with the Radio Regulations, 1986 and its conditions of licence in the future. The Commission will review the licensee’s performance at the time of licence renewal.

Secretary General

Related documents

  • CHIR-FM Woodstock – Licence amendment, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-696, 10 November 2011

  • CHIR-FM Woodstock – Technical change, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-396, 30 June 2009

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Footnote

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