Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-465

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 17 July 2015

Ottawa, 20 October 2015

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Victoria and Ucluelet, British Columbia

Application 2015-0727-9

CBCV-FM Victoria – New transmitter in Ucluelet

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio programming undertaking CBCV-FM Victoria, British Columbia, to operate a low-power FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Ucluelet. The new transmitter will replace the AM transmitter CBXQ Ucluelet. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The new transmitter will operate at 92.7 MHz (channel 224LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 27 metres).
  3. According to the licensee, the signal of its current low-power AM transmitter is too weak to reach the entire city, given that the transmitter is located in a cove. CBC added that the wooden pole is no longer in good condition due to years of exposure to salty ocean water and poor weather conditions. The licensee also indicated that this amendment would improve the quality of the signal and coverage of the area, allowing the Radio One signal to reach a slightly wider audience.
  4. Pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry (the Department) notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  5. Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM transmitter, the licensee will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
  6. The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 20 October 2017. In order to ensure that such a requested is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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