CITA-FM, Religous, Moncton
International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc.
|CITA-FM||2007||105.1||880||International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc.|
|CITA-FM||2000||105.9||50||International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc.|
On August 24, International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. was awarded a licence for a low-power Christian music FM station in Moncton. The station would operate on 105.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.
CITA-FM signed on the air.
On November 17, CITA-FM was given approval to add transmitters at Sussex and in Amherst. The station was also authorized to relocate its main transmitter and increase antenna hight. The Sussex transmitter would operate at 107.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 48 watts and Amherst transmitter would operate on 99.1 MHz with an ERP of 50 watts.
Studios and offices at this time were located at 3170 Mountain Road.
International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. received authority to change the transmitter site location for CITA-FM-1 Sussex. The 50 watt repeater would be set up on MacGregor Brook Road, overlooking Sussex. The change of site from the originally planned Snyder Mountain location to the MacGregor Brook Road site, was a couple of miles. Antenna height (EHAAT) would be 10 meters.
On August 22, CITA-FM received approval to change frequency from 105.9 MHz to 105.1 MHz; increase effective radiated power from 50 watts to 880 watts and to increase antenna height. This change was required because the CBC’s CBA Moncton had been granted permission to move from the AM to the FM band and to operate at 106.1 MHz. The use of 106.1 MHz by the CBC was technically mutually exclusive with CITA-FM’s current frequency of 105.9 MHz.
On August 17, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CITA-FM Moncton, and its transmitters CITA-FM-1 Sussex and CITA-FM-2 Amherst, to August 31, 2013.
In September, the CRTC approved an application by International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association to allow commercials on CITA-FM and its repeaters in Sussex, N.B. and Amherst, N.S. The applicant said it was having difficulty operating without advertising dollars, and on donations only.
On September 9, the CRTC approved CITA’s application to add a rebroadcaster in Bouctouche. It would operate on 107.7 MHz (channel 299LP) with 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 2.5 metres). The station wanted to expand the broadcast of Moncton Wildcats hockey games into the Bouctouche community.
On April 11, International Harvesters for Christ received CRTC approval to decrease the power at CITA-2 99.1 in Amherst, NS from 50 to 16 watts.
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