CIBL-FM , Community – La radio indépendante de Montréal, Montréal
Radio Communautaire Francophone de Montréal Inc.
|Radio Communautaire Francophone de Montréal Inc.
Radio Maisonneauve was licenced to operate a French-language community radio station to serve the Hochelaga, Maisonneuve, Rosemont and Centre-Sud districts of the east end of Montreal. The applicant proposed to use 99.9 MHz with power of 10 watts but was told to seek an alternate frequency. The use of 99.9 MHz was incompatible with CIME-FM at Ste-Adele.
Radio Maisonneauve was authorized to change the frequency for its proposed station to 104.5 MHz. Power would remain 10 watts.
CIBL-FM “Radio-Montreal” signed on the air.
On January 11, the CRTC renewed CIBL-FM’s licence until September 30, 1985.
On March 19, a change of technical parameters for CIBL-FM was denied.
On December 2, Radio communautaire de l’Est Inc. was given approval to change CIBL’s frequency from 104.5 to 104.7 MHz, increase ERP from 10 to 315 watts and to relocate the transmitter from the west tower of the Olympic Village to the mast of the Olympic Stadium.
CIBL was authorized to change its frequency to 104.7 MHz from 104.5 MHz and to increase power to 315 watts from 10 and relocated the tower to the mast of the Olympic Stadium from the west tower of the Olympic Village. The changes would allow CIBL to reach all the municipalities on the Island of Montreal and serve the City of Montreal.
Radio communautaire de l’Est Inc. became Radio Communautaire Francophone de Montréal Inc.
On March 9, the CRTC approved the application to amend the licence for CIBL-FM by increasing the effective radiated power from 10 watts to 221 watts, by changing the frequency from 104.5 MHz (channel 283) to 101.5 MHz (channel 268) and by relocating the transmitter from the west tower of the Olympic Village to the mast of the Olympic Stadium. In 1988, the Commission approved a change in frequency from 104.5 MHz (Channel 283LP) to 104.7 MHz (Channel 284A), by increasing the effective radiated power from 10 watts to 315 watts, and by relocating the transmitter from the west tower of the Olympic Village to the mast of the Olympic Stadium. Subsequent to this decision, the Department of Communications informed the Commission that, although the application was technically acceptable, DOC could not issue a Broadcasting Certificate because Transport Canada had advised that its analysis of the compatibility of the approved frequency (104.7 MHz) with aeronautical navigation services (NAV/COM) operating at Dorval airport indicated a high potential for interference. The technical parameters proposed in the present application constituted one of the options proposed following a subsequent joint NAV/COM compatibility study conducted by DOC and Transport Canada. Having considered all of the factors related to this application, the Commission was satisfied that approval of the change of CIBL-FM’s present frequency was in the public interest.
CIBL proposed to change its frequency to 95.1 MHz and increase effective radiated power from 221 to 6,300 watts. The application was denied July 4.
Studios and offices were noted as being at 1691, boul Pie-IX , 2e etage, Montreal.
On July 29, the CRTC approved the application by Radio communautaire francophone de Montréal inc. relating to the broadcasting licence for the French-language, type B community radio programming undertaking CIBL-FM Montréal, in order to change the authorised contours of the station by increasing the average effective radiated power from 221 to 936 watts (maximum ERP from 293 to 2800 watts with a height of antenna above average terrain of 192.5 metres). The licensee indicated that it had requested these changes in order to improve the quality of the station’s signal in areas where reception was not good.
In February, CIBL moved its studios from Montreal’s east end to the corner of Ste-Catherine and St-Laurent in the entertainment district.
In January, CIBL laid off all of its 13 employees as the station looked for ways to restart its programming. CIBL was looking for new funding arrangements and the layoffs were only to be temporary.
On June 26, CIBL received a short-term licence renewal until August 31, 2022 for issues of non-compliance.
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