CHRT-AM, Pohénégamook

Radio CJFP Ltée. / Station left the air.

CHRT-AM199414501,000Radio CJFP Ltée. / Station left the air.
CHRT-AM198414501,000Radio CJFP Ltée.
CHRT-AM196714501,000/250Radio CJFP Ltée.


Radio CJFP Ltee. opened CHRT 1450, operating with 1,000 watts day and 250 watts night.


On March 14, a share transfer of Radio CJFP Ltee was approved: 50% from four of the present shareholders to Luc Simard, Walter Jutras, and CKRT-TV Ltd., and Paul Bienvenu.


On August 30, Radio CJFP Ltee was authorized to increase the daytime power for CHRT from 250 watts to 1,000 watts.


CJFP (and rebroadcasters) was given approval April 15 to affiliate with the Telemedia Radio Network.


CHRT was granted a night-time power increase from 250 to 1,000 watts. It would now operate with 1,000 watts day and night.


On September 24, Radio CJFP (1986) Ltée received authority to acquire CJFP Rivière-du-Loup and its rebroadcasters CJAF Cabano and CHRT Pohénégamook from Radio CJFP Ltée. The transfer did not involve a change in effective control. Luc Simard, who held the control of Radio CJFP Ltée, became the only shareholder of the new licensee company, Radio CJFP (1986) Ltée. In a separate decision, Radio CJFP (1986) Ltee. was also allowed to acquire CJTF-FM Trois-Pistoles.

On December 11, Radio CJFP Ltée’s application to rebroadcast CKAC Montreal during specified hours over CJFP, CJAF, CHRT and CJTF-FM was denied. It had hoped to rebroadcast the CKAC programming between 6:05 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and between 6:07 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. In turning down the application, the CRTC noted these stations already rebroadcast, in part, the programming of the Radio-Canada network.


On June 23, CJFP and its rebroadcasters received approval to disaffiliate from Radio-Canada.


On September 13, CJFP was given approval to convert to the FM band. The new station would operate at Rivière-du-Loup on 103.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 60,000 watts. An associated transmitter at Pointe-de-Rivière-du-Loup would operate on 93.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 13.3 watts. Existing transmitters CJAF Cabano and CJTF-FM Trois-Pistoles would continue to operate. CJFP-AM Rivière-du-Loup and CHRT Pohénégamook would cease to operate.

CJFP-FM began operations on December 15, replacing CJFP-AM.

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