CFJL-FM, Iroquois Falls
On July 21, the CRTC approved the application by Joel Lagacé, on behalf of a not-for-profit corporation to be incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language, low-power Type B community FM radio programming undertaking in Iroquois Falls, Ontario. The station would operate at 104.7 MHz (channel 284LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 22 metres). The station would broadcast 126 hours of programming per broadcast week, all of which would be locally produced. Local programming would include the promotion of local activities and festivals, local news, sports and weather. The applicant indicated that it would also broadcast programming directed to the Francophone population in the area. The station would also offer a range of musical selections, including Pop, Rock, Dance, Country, Jazz and Blues. Community access to the station would be encouraged through presentations to the local service groups and schools inviting them to participate in the station’s operation, including opportunities to produce programming. The licensee would provide training to interested parties. The licence will expire August 31, 2016.
CJFL-FM or CIY368 actually first went on the air in 2005 on 105.5 MHz. CIY368 was the call sign of what was then a CRTC exempt undertaking, operated by Joel Lagace. In 2007, CIY368 moved from 105.5 FM to 104.7 FM. The CRTC-licensed CJFL-FM 104.7 signed on the air in 2011. It had a Country-Rock music format.
CFJL signed off the air for the last time July 21. Owner Joel Lagace said because of the decline in the market the station didn’t have enough revenue to stay on the air.
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