CFBO-FM , BO 90.7, Moncton

Radio Beauséjour Inc.

CFBO-FM200990,730,000Radio Beauséjour Inc.


On November 26, the CRTC approves the application by Radio Beauséjour Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-language Type B community FM radio station in Moncton. The new station would operate at 90.7 MHz (channel 214B) with an effective radiated power of 30,000 watts. Radio Beauséjour is a not-for-profit organization and the licensee of CJSE-FM Shediac, a French-language Type B community FM radio programming undertaking, which is also available in Moncton. Radio Beauséjour stated that the station would target the urban audience through programming that is more contemporary than that offered by CJSE-FM and that the two stations would together provide better service to the community. The applicant specified that CJSE-FM would target listeners who like country music, namely rural listeners, while the proposed station would target listeners who like pop rock and more alternative music, namely urban listeners. The applicant proposed that the new station would broadcast 110 hours of programming in each broadcast week, with at least 75 hours to be produced by the station. In each broadcast week, the station would air 35 hours of programming originating with the Réseau Francophone d’Amérique (RFA). The station would broadcast a music format that would include popular music, rock and dance music, world music and international music, jazz and blues, and non-classical religious music. The programming would also consist of features, information programs, public affairs programs and newscasts. The applicant stated that the proposed station’s spoken word programming and music programming would be different from that offered by commercial radio stations. The station would broadcast more music by new and local talent, and more music not generally broadcast by commercial stations. With respect to volunteer participation, the applicant emphasized that many individuals have already expressed an interest in producing programs for CJSE-FM. The applicant stated that the proposed station would enable it to better accommodate these individuals. The applicant also submitted that a studio giving people in the northern area of the region access to CJSE-FM would also be made available to volunteers for the proposed station. In addition, last year, Radio Beauséjour implemented a coaching program for its volunteers to help them better understand presentation and interview techniques. Radio Beauséjour added that volunteers are currently training at CJSE-FM in preparation for the proposed station. The applicant stated that, although CJSE-FM and the proposed station would share one administrative system, each station would have its own independent newsroom. The licence will expire 31 August 2011.


In November CFBO 90.7 (“BO 90.7”) signed on with an Adult Contemporary format. 


On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CFBO-FM to December 31, 2011.


On August 28, the CRTC administratively renewed CFBO’s licence until December 31, 2012. On December 12, the licence was renewed to August 31, 2019.

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