CIBO-FM, Community, Senneterre

Radio Communautaire MF de Senneterre Inc.

CIBO-FM197989.050Radio Communautaire MF de Senneterre Inc.


On March 20, Radio Communautaire MF de Senneterre Inc. received a licence for a new community FM station. It would operate on 89.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The station would offer 79% French-language programming and 21% would be in English and native languages.


CIBO-FM signed on the air.. CIBO used a McMartin BFM-50 transmitter.


On January 11, the CRTC renewed CIBO-FM’s licence until September 30, 1985.


CIBO had its licence renewed for two years on June 26. It was issued a special FM licence for community radio, Type A under the new community radio regulations. CIBO was authorized to increase its broadcast time from 54 hours and 50 minutes to 115 hours per week. The station was also given permission to broadcast traditional advertising amounting to 20% of its total air-time.

On September 12, CIBO was given approval to relocate the transmitter from Senneterre to CFB Senneterre.


On February 19 the CRTC renewed CIBO-FM’s licence until August 31, 2007. The station will broadcast 87 hours and 30 minutes of programming per week, all of which to be produced by the station. The licensee made a commitment to devote, during each broadcast week, 15% of its programming to community-oriented spoken word programming. In addition, it committed to devote 20% of its news programming time to local news and 10% to regional news, during each broadcast week. The Commission expects the licensee to honour these commitments. The licensee has also committed to meet the new regulatory requirements with respect to the percentage of Canadian musical selections from category 2 (35%) and category 3 (12%) that community and campus radio stations must broadcast each broadcast week.

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