CRTC OKs One Ontario Retransmitter, Denies Another
October 24, 2007 at 3:48 PM (PT)
The CBC has received CRTC approval for an additional transmitter at MARATHON, ON to rebroadcast its French LA PREMIERE CHAINE affiliate CBON/SUDBURY, ON. The transmitter, at 102.3 FM with 765 watts, was previously licensed to another party and the CBC is assuming operation of the facility to keep it on the air.
But the CRTC denied BURLINGHAM COMMUNICATIONS' application for a new transmitter at MEAFORD (OWEN SOUND), ON to retransmit its Jazz CIWV/HAMILTON, ON. The CRTC noted that MEAFORD is about 175 km from HAMILTON and that the station would not provide any local programming.