On October 25, the CRTC approved an application by Michel Lambert, OBCI, for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-language commercial FM radio station in Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf. The station would operate at 88.7 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 7,164 watts (maximum ERP of 12,000 watts with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of 138.4 metres). It would broadcast 126 hours of local programming per broadcast week, and offer an adult contemporary music format with pop-rock hits from 1965 to today as well as retro and country programs on the weekend. With regard to spoken-word programming, the applicant stated that it intended to broadcast programs focussed on the residents of the Portneuf RCM. The applicant also committed to devoting three five-minute segments per day to the activities of local community organizations. The applicant added that the station would broadcast six hours of news per broadcast week, including four and a half hours of local news. The licence would expire 31 August 2026.
CHOC-FM signed on the air September 25.
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