CJRG-FM , Non-profit – Radio Gaspésie 94,5, Gaspé

Radio Gaspésie Inc. (Non Profit)

CJRG-FM198794.54,300Radio Gaspésie Inc. (Non Profit)
CJRG-FM197893.384Radio Gaspésie Inc. (Non Profit)


Non-profit Radio Gaspésie inc. was formed on January 20.


Radio Gaspésie inc received licences on March 16 for new stations at Gaspe (CJRG-FM) and at Riviere-au-Renard (CJRE-FM).


CJRG-FM Gaspe signed on the air. 


CJRG-FM received permission to increase power from 79 watts on 103.1 MHz to 4,150 watts on a new frequency of 93.3 MHz. The station would also move to a new antenna site. 


On January 25, the CRTC approved the application for a broadcasting licence for a French-language FM radio station at L’Anse-à-Valleau on the frequency 95.3 MHz, channel 237, with an effective radiated power of 84 watts to rebroadcast the programs of CJRG-FM Gaspé. The licence would expire September 30, 1986. This term would enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence at the same time as that of CJRG-FM Gaspé. 


At the time of CJRG’s licence renewal, it was noted as operating these rebroadcast transmitters: CJRE-FM Rivièreau-Renard and CJRV-FM Anse-à-Valleau.

The Department of Communications noted CJRG-FM was causing interference problems and that it was temporarily authorized a change of frequency from 93.3 to 94.3 MHz to resolve the problems. CJRG was advised to find a solution to this problem and, should circumstances require, to submit an application to amend its licence in order to change the currently authorized frequency.


On March 3, Radio Gaspésie Inc. was granted an increase in effective radiated power and change of frequency for CJRG. The frequency would change from 93.3 MHz to 94.5 MHz and ERP would increase from 4,150 watts to 4,300 watts.


On September 6, CJRG was given approval to operate a rebroadcast transmitter at Murdochville. Radio-Gaspésie had proposed to use the frequency of 99.5 MHz and an effective radiated power of 62.1 watts. Because the CBC had plans for this frequency, CJRG was advised to seek an alternate channel. The station was considering the use of 92.1 MHz or 104.7 MHz.


On July 20, CJRG’s application to decrease ERP from 4,300 to 4,150 watts and to relocate the transmitter from Cap-des-Rosiers (Forillon) to Mont Pudding Stone (a site located approximately 14 miles to the southwest of the present site), was denied.


When CJRG’s licence was renewed, it was noted as operating the following transmitters: CJRG-FM-1 Murdochville, CJRV-FM L’Anse-à-Valleau and CJRE-FM Rivière-au-Renard.


On January 6, the CRTC approved the application by Radio Gaspésie inc. to change the authorized contours of CJRG-FM by decreasing the effective radiated power from 4,300 watts to an average ERP of 3,800 watts and by increasing the antenna height. The Commission noted that there will be no significant change to the authorized contours.


On April 11, Radio Gaspésie Inc. received approval to add a transmitter for CJRG-FM at Fontenelle, in order to better serve that community. The addition would also improve the signal quality in part of the core market. The transmitter would operate at 97.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 43 watts.


On March 3, the CRTC approved the application by Radio Gaspésie inc. to amend the licence for CJRG-FM Gaspé to add three FM rebroadcasting transmitters at Grande-Vallée, Petite-Vallée and Cloridorme. The Grande-Vallée transmitter would operate at 98.5 MHz (channel 253A1) with an effective radiated power of 250 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -111.3 metres). The Petite-Vallée transmitter would operate at 99.9 MHz (channel 260A1) with an ERP of 250 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of -114.2 metres). The Cloridorme transmitter would operate at 98.9 MHz (channel 255A1) with an ERP of 250 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of -85.4 metres). The licensee stated that these transmitters were necessary due to the mountainous topography, which prevented these municipalities from receiving the signal of CJRG-FM.

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