Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-5

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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 19 September 2012

Ottawa, 8 January 2013

Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
Winkler, Manitoba

Application 2012-1161-4

CKMW-FM Winkler – Technical change

1. The Commission approves the application by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. (Golden West) to change the authorized contours of its transmitter CKMW-FM Winkler by changing its frequency from 103.7 (channel 279C1) to 88.9 MHz (channel 205C1), increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 61,000 to 100,000 watts (maximum ERP remains at 100,000 watts) and changing from a directional to a non-directional antenna. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2. The applicant indicated that the frequency change will allow it to transmit the signals of both CKMW-FM and its other station CJEL-FM using a common non-directional antenna, which will be more cost effective.

3. The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry 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.