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Ottawa, 18 August 1986
Decision CRTC 86-773
Radio La Pocatière Ltée
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec - 851902700
Following a Public Hearing in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on 16 June 1986, the Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence for CIBM-FM Rivière-du-Loup by increasing the effective radiated power from 14,330 watts to 100,000 watts.
The applicant requested an increase in power in order to improve the signal quality of CIBM-FM (formerly CHGB-FM) in its authorized coverage area and in particular at Rivière-du-Loup, La Pocatière, Trois-Pistoles and the County of Témiscouata. Three regional broadcasters submitted written interventions opposing the application.
Two of these interveners, Communications communautaires des Portages, licensee of CION-FM Rivière-du-Loup, and Radio Dégelis Inc., licensee of CFVD Dégelis, questioned the appropriateness of an application to increase power, when the station is not complying with its Promise of Performance in that it broadcasts no local programming. In reply, the licensee explained the problems that had led to a delay in the broadcast of local programming by CIBM-FM and confirmed that, beginning 1 June 1986, CIBM-FM
broadcast 50 hours per week of local programming from its studios and 76 hours of programming originating from CITE-FM Montreal, in accordance with Decision CRTC 85-61 dated 29 January 1985. This decision authorized the licensee to disaffiliate from the French-language FM network of the CBC and to broadcast a type of programming allowing it to solicit advertising.
Radio Edmundston Ltée, licensee of CJEM Edmundston, New Brunswick, stated that, following the proposed power increase, the city of Edmundston would be within CIBM-FM's 0.5 mv/m service contour, and this new competition would have a harmful effect on the operation of CJEM. In reply, the licensee said that the main service area of CIBM-FM will not include the Madawaska region or the city of Edmundston and made a commitment not to solicit advertising in the Edmundston market.
Fernand Bélisle
Secretary General

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