CIEU-FM, Community, Carleton

Diffusion Communautiare de la Baie-des-Chaleurs

CIEU-FM198394.925,150Diffusion Communautaire de la Baie-des-Chaleurs


On May 13, Diffusion communautaire Baie des Chaleurs Inc. was awarded a licence for a new Community FM station at Carleton. It would broadcast on a frequency of 94.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 45,600 watts.


CIEU-FM signed on the air.


Diffusion communautaire de la Baie des Chaleurs Inc. had its application to change community station CIEU to a commercial operation (while maintaining its ownership structure and its community orientation) denied on January 8. 

On April 12, CIEU was authorized to broadcast a maximum of four minutes per hour of restricted advertising. The station would also be allowed to accept payment for certain classified advertisements.


On April 18, CIEU-FM was given approval to decrease effective radiated power for CIEU-FM from 45,600 to 25,150 watts.


CIEU-FM’s application for a rebroadcast transmitter was denied December 9. The application proposed the addition of a transmitter at Gascons, operating on a frequency of 99.5 MHz with effective radiated power of 852 watts. The transmitter would have extended coverage into the area served by CHNC New Carlisle. 


On June 18, Diffusion communautaire Baie des Chaleurs inc. was authorized to add a transmitter for CIEU at Paspébiac, operating on frequency 103.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 16.1 watts.


On September 28, CIEU-FM was authorized to operate a transmitter at Paspebiac on 106.1 MHz with ERP of 34 watts. The 1997 application for Paspebiac (103.1 MHz) was never implemented due to technical problems. 


On January 27, the CRTC denied a change of the authorized contour of CIEU-FM-1 Paspebiac. Diffusion communautaire Baie-des-Chaleurs inc. had proposed to increase the average effective radiated power from 33.8 watts to 86.5 watts, increase the antenna height and to relocate the transmitter to a site at Port Daniel. 
The transmitter’s authorized contour would be changed significantly as the proposed site was located approximately 25 kilometres from Paspébiac. The licensee indicated that the demolition of its transmitter site in Paspébiac because of safety concerns made this application necessary. CIEU-FM-1 was authorized as a low-power unprotected service. Approval of this application would change its operating class to protected status under the Department of Industry’s rules. Based on its examination of the record of this proceeding, the Commission considered that Diffusion communautaire’s application raised concerns because the proposed contour would be significantly different. The Commission was also of the opinion that the proposed relocation of the transmitter to Port Daniel, some 25 kilometres west of Paspébiac, would result in the Paspébiac market not being served adequately. The CRTC also considered the financial impact that the relocation of the transmitter could have on CHNC. The Commission noted that CHNC’s profitability had declined since 2000. Given that the economic situation in this area remained quite weak, the Commission considered that this technical change could have an adverse financial impact on CHNC. In light of the above, the Commission denied the application by Diffusion communautaire Baie-des-Chaleurs inc. to change the authorized contour of transmitter CIEU-FM-1 Paspébiac.


On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIEU-FM and its transmitter CIEU-FM-1 Paspébiac to December 31, 2011.


On August 28, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CIEU-FM Carleton and its transmitter CIEU-FM-1 Paspébiac, to December 31, 2012. On December 21, the licence was renewed to August 31, 2019.

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