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Ottawa, 1 September 2011

Bev Kirshenblatt
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
181, Queen Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1K9

By e-mail: affairesreglementaires@radiocanada.ca

Dear Bev Kirshenblatt:

Subjet: Applications 2011-1216-9, 2011-1191-3, 2011-1176-5, 2011-1223-4, 2011-1178-1– CBGA-FM Matane, Québec

This is in reference to the application submitted by la Société Radio-Canada for technical amendments to the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBGA-FM Matane, Québec to add transmitters in Chandler, Port-Daniel, New Carlisle, Percé, and New Richmond.

Section 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information, particulars or documents where needed.

Please provide the following information:

In your cover letter submitted to the Commission, you state that this proposal as well as four others that are submitted jointly for the communities of Port Daniel, New Richmond, Chandler and Percé, aim to replace the AM transmitter CBGA-1, which broadcasts now from a site located in Grand Anse, New Brunswick.

You specify that for several years in Gaspésie, the service quality of the AM transmitter; CBGA-1 generates complaints and that the solution identified in order to improve the service in this area is to migrate ‘La première chaîne’ service to the FM band.

The Commission notes that in the submitted form, at question 4.3, you answered ‘not applicable’ to the following question: ‘Is this application to improve your signal quality within your authorized current coverage area by either increasing or decreasing the authorized contours?’ while in the cover letter, you indicated that the purpose of these technical amendments is to improve the AM signal quality reception of CBGA-1:

1. So please provide documents supporting the technical issues to be solved such as complaints and/or signal quality measurements and/or realistic contours as required by appendix D to this application form.

2. Since the five technical amendments request to improve the signal quality of the AM signal; CBGA-1, then please provide a comparative map showing the 15 mV/m and 5 mV/m daytime service contours of the existing AM radio service; CBGA-1 and the proposed 3 mV/m and 0.5 mV/m of the 5 proposed FM rebroadcasting transmitters in New Carlisle, Port Daniel, New Richmond, Chandler and Percé.

The information requested herein should be received by the Commission no later than 9 September 2011, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

You are reminded that applicants are required to file their applications, related documents and related correspondence electronically using Access Key.

Should you need further information concerningthis application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at 819-997-5311, by fax at 819-994-0218 or by E-mail at anne.brodeur@crtc.gc.ca.

Yours sincerely,

Anne Brodeur
Radio analyst