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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 4 July 2014
Ottawa, 4 November 2014
Bell Media Radio (Toronto) Inc. and 4382072 Canada Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Bell Media Radio G.P.
CKOC Hamilton - Technical change
The Commission approves the application by Bell Media Radio (Toronto) Inc. and 4382072 Canada Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Bell Media Radio G.P., to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CKOC Hamilton, Ontario, by modifying its facilities from a five-tower day pattern and a ten-tower night pattern with a transmitter power of 50,000 watts to a six-tower operation with a daytime transmitter power of 50,000 watts and a night-time transmitter power of 20,000 watts. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
The licensee stated that it discovered major problems with the night pattern, which would require considerable time and expense to correct. It stated that the technical change will simplify the night pattern and eliminate the need for electromechanical pattern switching. The licensee added that this change will result in improved reliability and stability, will ensure a clearer signal to listeners at all times, and will reduce maintenance costs since the adjustment of the transmission pattern that used to occur every night will no longer be required.
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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