CHAL-AM, La Pocatiere

Radio la Pocatiere Ltee. (Left the air)

CHAL-AM199213501,000Radio la Pocatiere Ltee. (Left the air)
CHAL-AM197313501,000Radio la Pocatiere Ltee.


On June 14, Radio La Pocatiere Ltee received approval to operate a new AM station at St-Pamphile, operating on 1350 kHz with a power of 1,000 watts (directional).


CHAL 1340 signed on the air. It was a part-time rebroadcaster of sister station CHGB in La Pocatiere.


On August 15, Radio La Pocatiere Ltee was given approval to delete approximately 16 hours a week of local programming on CHAL and substitute it with programs from CHGB. As a result, CHAL would become a full-time rebroadcaster of CHGB. Approximately 15 hours of programming a week on CHGB (and as a result of this decision, on CHAL) originated with CJFP Riviere-du-Loup.


CHGB and CHAL became full-time rebroadcasters of co-owned CJFP Rivière-du-Loup.


The corporate name changed to CIBM-FM Mont-Bleu Ltée.


CHGB was given approval to move to the FM band. The station would broadcast some programs originating in the La Pocatière and Cap-à-l’Aigle studios and some received from CIBM-FM Rivière-du-Loup and CITE-FM Montreal, and operate on 97.5 MHz at an effective radiated power of 25,160 watts. The transmitter site would be located at Saint-Onésime. The new FM station would also disaffiliate from the Radio-Canada network.


On April 23, CHOX-FM 97.5 replaced CHGB and CHAL. The AM transmitters left the air on June 19 when their licences were revoked by the CRTC.

See CHOX La Pocatiere for more

Written by Bill Dulmage – December, 2006

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