CIMS-FM, French Community, Balmoral
Cooperative Radio Restigouche Ltee.
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On June 14, Coopérative Radio Restigouche Ltée was authorized to hold a special FM licence for a French-language community radio programming undertaking (Type B) at Dalhousie on a frequency of 99.9 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 31 watts to broadcast “La 12e Finale des Jeux de l’Acadie à Dalhousie”, from 27 to 30 June 1991.
On August 12, Coopérative Radio Restigouche Ltée was given approval to operate a French-language Type B FM community station at Balmoral. It would broadcast on a frequency of 103.9 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 7,295 watts. The new station would provide the first full-time local French service for some 17,000 Francophones in the area. The municipality would donate land for the studio facilities.
CIMS-FM started broadcasting on September 19. Studios and offices were located at 1991 Avenue des pionniers, Balmoral.
On May 6, CIMS-FM was authorized to add a transmitter at Dalhousie, operating on frequency 96.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 8 watts.
On December 23, Coopérative Radio Restigouche ltée received Type A community station status for CIMS-FM. It had been a Type B community station.
On August 5 the CRTC renewed CIMS-FM’s licence until August 31, 2010. The renewal included CIMS-FM-1 Dalhousie. Condition of licence: The licensee shall broadcast a minimum of 4% category 3 music (special interest) as a percentage of overall music programming.
On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIMS-FM and its transmitter CIMS-FM-1 Dalhousie to December 31, 2011.
On August 28, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CIMS-FM Balmoral and its transmitter CIMS-FM-1 Dalhousie to December 31, 2012. On December 21, these licences were renewed to August 31, 2016.
In April, CIMS received CRTC approval to decrease power from 15,200 to 11,300 watts and to raise antenna height.
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