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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-118

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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 27 October 2011

Ottawa, 27 February 2012

Instant Information Services Incorporated
Gravenhurst, Ontario

Application 2011-1402-4

CIIG-FM Gravenhurst – Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by Instant Information Services Incorporated to change the technical parameters of the English-language low-power tourist information radio programming undertaking CIIG-FM Gravenhurst by relocating the transmitter, increasing the average effective radiated power from 25 to 32 watts (directional antenna), and decreasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 55 to 30 metres. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged.

2.      The applicant indicated that the change is necessary because the original transmitter site selected for the station is no longer available.

3.      The Commission received an intervention in support of this application as well as one in opposition. The complete record of this proceeding is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca.

4.      The opposing intervener, Mr. Nick Montague, noted that the station was not in operation even though it had been approved in 2009 (Broadcasting Decision 2009-319). He was opposed to extending the implementation date for the station. In this regard, the Commission notes that the current application does not relate to the implementation of the station but rather to an amendment to its technical parameters. Further, in Broadcasting Information Bulletin 2011-636 issued on 30 September 2011, the Commission announced that the implementation date for the station has been extended to 1 June 2012.

5.      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.

6.      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.

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.

Related documents

  • Applications processed pursuant to streamlined procedures, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-636, 30 September 2011

  • Licensing of new radio stations to serve Bracebridge and Gravenhurst and technical change relating to CFBK-FM Huntsville, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-319, 1 June 2009