CRTC Grants Frequency Change For New Montreal AM
December 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM (PT)
DUFFERIN COMMUNICATIONS INC.'s as-yet-unbuilt CHRF-A/MONTREAL has been granted approval by the CRTC to move from 990 AM to 980 AM and drop nighttime power from 50,000 watts to 10,000 watts. The move will address DUFFERIN's contention that 990 AM is "impaired and limited" in the MONTREAL area. The former occupant of the 990 frequency, CKGM-A, moved from 980 to 990 in 1990 before moving to 690 AM, the former CBC RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE CHAINE station CBF-A (now on FM), in 2012.
In addition, RNC MEDIA INC. has been granted short-term three-year license renewals for French Alternative CHXX (RADIO X2 100.9)/DONNACONA-QUEBEC CITY, QC and additional transmitter CHXX-FM-1/SAINTE-CROIX-DE-LOTBINIERE, QC but was denied its request to delete the conditions of its license that it maintain a studio at DONNACONA and devote 14 hours of local programming per week for the PORTNEUF area.
And AYLESFORD COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH was granted an amendment of its license for low power noncommercial Religion VF8023/AYLESFORD, NS to move from 101.1 FM to 98.7 FM, upgrade from a 50 watt LPFM to 25,000 watt Class B, and increase antenna height from -4.3 meters to 201.4 meters.