Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-50
Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 11 September 2012
Ottawa, 7 February 2013
Fredericton, New Brunswick
CIHI-FM Fredericton – Technical changes
1. The Commission approves the application by Newcap Inc. (Newcap) to modify the technical parameters of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CIHI-FM Fredericton by changing the class of its licence from B to C1, by decreasing the station’s average effective radiated power (ERP) from 50,000 to 42,000 watts (and by increasing the maximum ERP from 50,000 to 100,000 watts), by decreasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 150.0 to 137.5 metres, by changing the radiation pattern of the antenna from non-directional to directional, and by relocating the antenna and transmitter from Hamtown Corner, New Brunswick, the site specified in the application approved in English-language FM radio station in Fredericton, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-286, 11 May 2012, to Mount Hope, New Brunswick. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. Newcap stated that since it filed its original application for a broadcasting licence to operate this radio station, residents in the vicinity of the Hamtown Corner transmitter site have expressed concerns over high levels of radiation from the transmitters of three different radio stations, which are all located at that site. The licensee submitted that the addition of the high-power transmitter for the recently approved station CIHI-FM to the existing tower facility at that site would be unwelcome by area residents.
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.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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