CJIT-FM, Plaisir 106.7, Lac-Mégantic
Arsenal Media Group
|CJIT-FM||2019||106.7||4,250||Arsenal Media Group|
|CJIT-FM||2000||106.7||4,250||Groupe Attraction Radio|
|CKFL-FM||2000||106.7||4,250||Radio PLUS Lac Megantic Inc.|
|CKFL-AM||1986||1400||1,000||Radio PLUS Lac Megantic Inc.|
|CKFL-AM||1968||1400||1,000||Radio Megantic Ltee|
The BBG approved a new station at Lac Megantic. The bulk of its programming would come from CKLD Thetford Mines at first but gradually the new station would become fully independent. A few hours of local programming would be offered daily. The new station would broadcast on 1340 kHz with a full-time power of 250 watts (directional during the day). It would be a CBC affiliate.
On March 6, CKFL 1340 began broadcasting. It was owned by Radio Megantic Ltee.
On March 21, CKFL was authorized to affiliate with a new network to be operated by Radio Megantic Ltd. The network would be called Radio Apalache and would also connect CKLD Thetford Mines, CFDA Victoriaville and the proposed new AM at Plessisville.
On June 14, Radio Megantic was authorized to change CKFL’s frequency to 1400 kHz from 1340 kHz and to operate with a non-directional pattern rather than a directional one.
CKFL moved from 1340 to 1400 kHz.
On June 8, Radio Megantic Ltee was given approval to have CKFL disaffiliate from Radio-Canada and join Le Reseau Telemedia. Radio-Canada was granted an FM licence for the area in 1978 and would maintain a modified affiliation agreement with CKFL until FM receiver ownership was at sufficient level in the region.
On December 13, CKFL was authorized to increase night-time power from 250 watts to 1,000 watts.
Radio Mégantic Ltée sold CKFL to Communéquipe Inc.
Communéquipe Inc. sold CKFL to Radio Plus Lac-Mégantic Inc.
Radio Plus Lac Mégantic inc. sold CKFL to Radio Gaé-Rit Lac Mégantic.
On December 15, CKFL was given approval to convert to the FM band, operating on 106.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 4,250 watts. Shortly thereafter, the station moved to the FM band, becoming CJIT-FM.
On September 7th, the CRTC administratively authorized the company Les Productions du temps perdu to assume temporarily the management of CJIT-FM, pending a formal hearing regarding a permanent transfer of ownership.
On March 12, Les Productions du temps perdu inc. received permission to acquire CJIT-FM from 9063-0104 Québec inc., doing business under the name of Radio Gaé-Rit Lac Mégantic. Les Productions du temps perdu was controlled by Louis Longchamps. The new licence for the station was to expire on August 31st 2013.
The CRTC approved a change to the effective control of Les Productions du temps perdu inc. from Mr. Louis Longchamps to Attraction Média Inc., a corporation controlled by Mr. Richard Speer. Les Productions du temps perdu inc. was the licensee of CJIT-FM Lac-Mégantic.
CJIT-FM changed its branding from CJIT to Plaisir 106.7.
In August, the CRTC approved the change of effective control of Groupe Attraction Radio. The move transferred majority ownership of the company’s 14 Quebec radio stations to Sylvain Chamberland, the company’s executive VP and CEO. He would hold a 50.25% stake in the new ownership structure. Chamberland was recruited by Attraction’s founder Richard Speer in 2011 to set up the radio division.
In January, Attraction Radio became Arsenal Media Group.
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