CFVD-FM , Horizon FM, Dégelis

Radio Dégelis Inc.

CFVD-FM197895.512,400Radio Dégelis Inc.


Emilieu Nadeau, representing a company to be incorporated (Radio Degelis Inc.) received a licence for a new AM station on December 20. The station would broadcast on a frequency of 1370 kHz and have a full-time power of 1,000 watts. The station would be operated by local residents for 21 hours weekly, rebroadcasting CHGB La Pocatiere and (CBC) at other times.


CFVD began broadcasting on March 1. Initially it broadcast 21 hours a week of local programming with the remainder of its schedule originating with CHGB La Pocatiere.


On September 13, Radio Degelis Inc. was authorized to add two FM rebroadcast transmitters: 104.9 MHz at Pohenegamook with 50 watts and 102.7 MHz at Cabano with 50 watts. CFVD was also allowed to discontinue receiving programs part-time from CHGB. Local programming would increase from 65 hours a week to 126 hours per week. There was a setback though. CFVD had wanted to increase its daytime power from 1,000 watts to 10,000 watts. The CRTC denied the technical proposal.


Rebroadcasters CFVD-FM-1 Cabano and CFVD-FM-2 Pohenegamook began operations on September 10.

When the Squatec transmitter signed on the air, it was known as CFVD-FM-3.


On January 8, Radio Degelis Inc. received approval to operate a rebroadcast transmitter for CFVD at Squatec, operating on 92.1 MHz with effective radiated power of 16.1 watts (not yet confirmed by the Department of Communications).

On the same date, CFVD lost in its bid for a part-time rebroadcaster at Trois-Pistoles. Radio CJFP Ltee. won that licence.  CJFP stated at the CRTC hearing that it would be possible to provide CFVD with CJFP’s signal outside of local programming times, as was the case a number of years ago. CJFP really wanted to have a better signal in this region. CFVD confirmed that negotiations in this regard had begun and would continue.

Also on January 8, CFVD (with CFVD-FM-1 Cabano and CFVD-FM-2 Pohenegamook) were authorized to receive programming from CJMF-FM Quebec City during the evenings and overnights.

When the Squatec transmitter signed on the air, it was known as CFVD-FM-3.


CFVD was given approval to convert to the FM band, but was told to change the proposed contours to exclude parts of New Brunswick. Broadcasters in the area said the expanded CFVD coverage would be harmful to their operations.


The CRTC gave CFVD approval to use the FM frequency of 95.5 MHz. In 1993 it had already received approval to move from 1370 kHz on the AM dial, to the FM band.


On May 6, Radio Dégelis inc. was given approval to increase the average effective radiated power of CFVD-FM-2 from 15 watts to 294 watts and CFVD-FM-3 from 10 watts to 301 watts, and to change the frequency for CFVD-FM-2 from 104.9 MHz to 92.1 MHz.


On September 21, CFVD’s application to add a transmitter at Rivière-du-Loup was denied. It would have broadcast with an effective radiated power of 5,750 watts on a frequency of 102.5 MHz. 


On November 30, the CRTC renewed the licence of CFVD and its transmitters CFVD-FM-2 Pohénégamook and CFVD-FM-3 Squatec to August 31, 2017.

On December 22, the CRTC denied the application by Radio Dégelis inc. to amend the licence of CFVD-FM to add a transmitter at Rivière-du-Loup (102.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 5,750 watts – non-directional antenna).

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