Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-648

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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 30 July 2013

Ottawa, 4 December 2013

Dufferin Communications Inc.
Montréal, Quebec

Application 2013-1092-9

CHRF Montréal – Technical changes

1. The Commission approves the application by Dufferin Communications Inc. (Dufferin) to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CHRF Montréal, authorized in AM radio stations in Montréal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-721, 21 November 2011, in order to change the frequency from 990 kHz (Class B) to 980 kHz (Class B), and to decrease the transmitter’s night-time power from 50,000 to 10,000 watts. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2. The licensee stated that the current frequency is impaired and limited. It wishes to use a clearer frequency that will better reach the target community, make the service more viable, and increase revenues for the broadcasting system.

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.

4. The Commission notes that the station has not yet launched, and that Dufferin has also requested an extension until October 2014 to launch the service. The Commission advises the licensee that it must file a separate application to make this request.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.