CHHO-FM, Community, Trois-Rivières
Coop de solidarité radio communautaire de la MRC de Maskinongé
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On July 28, the CRTC approved the application by Coop de solidarité radio communautaire de la MRC de Maskinongé for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-language FM Type B community radio programming undertaking in Louiseville, Quebec and a transmitter in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Quebec. The proposed station would operate at 103.1 MHz (channel 276A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,520 watts, and the transmitter would operate at 104.9 MHz (channel 285A1) with an average ERP of 140 watts. According to the applicant, the station would broadcast 126 hours of programming in each broadcast week, with a minimum of 110 hours devoted to station-produced programming. The remaining 16 hours would allow the station to broadcast programs produced outside the station, which would help increase the public’s sense of belonging in the Maskinongé region. The station’s local programming would reflect the needs and interests of the local community and include local and regional news, sports, weather, current events, features, and emergency broadcast services. The applicant planned to hire three full-time employees. The general manager and programming manager would be responsible for programming. The applicant also indicated that the station would recruit at least 25 volunteers. The licence would expire August 31, 2011.
CHHO-FM and CHHO-FM-1 signed on the air.
On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CHHO-FM and its transmitter CHHO-FM-1 Saint-Alexis-des-Monts to December 31, 2011.
On August 28, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CHHO-FM Louiseville and its transmitter CHHO-FM-1 Saint-Alexis-des-Monts to December 31, 2012. On December 21, their licences were renewed to August 31, 2018.
On April 29, the CRTC approved an application by Coop de solidarité radio communautaire de la MRC de Maskinongé to change the authorized contours of the community radio station CHHO-FM Louiseville, by increasing the average effective radiated power from 1,520 to 2,300 watts (maximum ERP going from 2,720 to 4,240 watts).
On August 17, the CRTC gave CHHO-FM a short-term licence renewal to August 31, 2023. The licensee was required to provide audio recordings for the broadcast week of October 16-22, 2016. The recordings were incomplete since 45 hours of programming had not been recorded. In 2012, CHHO received a short-term renewal due to its non-compliance related to the filing of annual returns.
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