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Ottawa, 28 May 1984
Decision CRTC 84-440
Radio Nord Inc.
Rouyn-Noranda and Val d'Or, Quebec - 832793400
Following a Public Hearing in Hull, Quebec on 1 May 1984, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announces that it renews the broadcasting licence for CHLM-FM Rouyn-Noranda and CHLM-FM-1 Val d'Or from 1 October 1984 to 30 September 1989, subject to the conditions of licence specified in the licence to be issued.
The Commission approves an amendment to the station's Promise of Performance to reduce the production of local foreground format programs from 8 hours to 30 minutes per week. In order to maintain its commitment to broadcast a minimum level of 20% of foreground programs, the licensee will increase the amount of foreground programs originating from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 14 hours 35 minutes to 31 hours per week. It also approves an increase in local programming from 40 to 47 hours per week and a proportional decrease in CBC programming from 86 to 79 hours per week.
The Commission notes that the proposed quantity of local programming will not change the stations' format and that the local and regional news service will continue to be evenly distributed throughout the broadcast week.
The Commission acknowledges the interventions from Mr. André Richard and the Groupe d'intervention pour l'amélioration des services de radio et télévision en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Groupe d'intervention) concerning the renewal of CHLM-FM and CHLM-FM-1.
In its intervention, the Groupe d'intervention expressed its views on the service offered by the licensee. At a Public Hearing held 13 December 1983, this intervener presented an intervention concerning the licence renewal of stations CKRN Rouyn-Noranda, CHAD Amos, CKVD Val d'Or and CKLS La Sarre, which are also operated by the licensee. In Decision CRTC 84-349 dated 5 April 1984, the Commission dealt at length with the concerns raised by the Groupe d'intervention on the broadcasting problems in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and required the licensee
 within one year of the date of this decision, to submit a status report on its policy on news coverage, access to air-time, the production studios, its public affairs and open-line programs, the question of "dead zones", and on any progress made in response to the concerns raised by the Groupe d'intervention.
The Commission expects the licensee to include a status report on CHLM-FM Rouyn-Noranda and CHLM-FM-1 Val d'Or in the report that the licensee must submit to the Commission by 5 April 1985. It also expects the licensee to continue discussions with the CBC on the duplication of programs broadcast on the AM and FM stations in the evening, and to find a solution to this problem as quickly as possible.
Fernand Bélisle Secretary General

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