CRTC Says Oui To One New FM, Non To Another
May 5, 2008 at 11:07 AM (PT)
The CRTC has rejected CARL GILBERT's application to use 105.5 FM for his new station at SAGUENAY, QC. GILBERT was granted the station last year pending selection and approval of a new frequency and technical parameters for the French-language facility replacing the original 6,000 watts at 99.9 FM, and GILBERT applied for 105.5 FM with 30,600 watts from the former tower of CJAB/SAGUENAY, which would reach the LA BAIE area as well as CHICOUTIMI, JONQUIERE, and the LOWER SAGUENAY region, the latter of which the CRTC noted was not covered by the initial proposal. The agency rejected the new facility because the signal proposes to serve a much larger region than the originally approved plan.
In another case, the CRTC approved YVES SAUVE's application to use 100.1 FM with 550 watts for his new French-language station at VAUDREUIL-DORION, QC. SAUVE originally proposed to use 106.3 FM, but the Commission asked him to find a new frequency. The 100.1 approval came over the objection of the CBC, which feared interference to its third-adjacent channel CBFX/MONTREAL at 100.7 FM.