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Ottawa, 14 October 1999
Decision CRTC 99-462
Radiomutuel inc.
Magog, Quebec -199813043
Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 1999-102
dated 2 July 1999
Replacement of the terms of licence concerning CIMO-FM's studio location
1. The Commission approves the application by Radiomutuel inc. to amend the licence of CIMO-FM Magog by replacing the terms of licence concerning the studio location, with the following condition of licence:
 It is a condition of licence that the undertaking be operated on the basis of the contours and particulars contained in the approved application, except as otherwise authorized by the Commission in writing.
2. The licensee has indicated that it will eventually move CIMO-FM's studios to Sherbrooke. However, it intends to maintain at Magog a well- identified business office and to provide on-the-spot and on-the-air coverage of news and local events.
3. The City of Magog submitted an intervention opposing the application. The intervener claimed that if CIMO-FM's studios were relocated to Sherbrooke, the station would not be able to adequately serve the Magog community, particularly in an emergency situation. It pointed out that there are few media outlets in Magog and that CIMO-FM's departure would be catastrophic for Magog and the surrounding area.
4. In its reply, Radiomutuel inc. stated that the programming on CIMO-FM is targeted at a primarily young adult audience and that because of the region's demographic make up and the presence of a university and a CÉGEP, its listeners reside primarily in Sherbrooke. It claimed that the studio relocation to Sherbrooke would enable it to position itself better in terms of coverage of regional events, press conferences, artist tours, popular activities, conference lunches etc. all of which are held in Sherbrooke, Estrie's county seat. Finally, the licensee reiterated that it has committed to maintain a business office in Magog, to offer satisfactory press coverage of the town's activities and to maintain its local involvement.
5. The Commission notes that Radiomutuel inc. is not proposing any change to CIMO-FM's programming nor to its coverage area. Because the licensee will be maintaining an office in Magog, the Commission is convinced that it will continue to meet the needs of the town's listeners, and those of the other communities that it is licensed to serve.
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