CISM-FM, Campus, Montréal

Communication du Verant Nord (CISM FM) inc.

CISM-FM199189.310,000Communication du Verant Nord (CISM FM) inc.


At 12:00 p.m., October 7, CISM-FM began broadcasting within the university campus.


On July 10, Communication du Versant Nord (CISM FM) inc was awarded an FM licence for the use of frequency 89.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 10,000 watts. The new station would offer Group II music format (Pop and Rock – Harder). CISM-FM would be an over-the-air extension of the university’s closed circuit broadcasting service (CISM), which the students of Université de Montréal had been operating since 1985.


CISM-FM signed on the air on March 14. Studios and offices were located at 2332, Edouard-Montpetit , Bureau C-1509, Montreal.


On August 24 the CRTC renewed CISM-FM’s licence until August 31, 2014. The Commission approved the application to amend the licence for CISM-FM in order to add the following condition of licence: In any broadcast week during which the majority of content category 3 (Special interest music) musical selections are drawn from content subcategory 33 (world beat and international music), the licensee shall, as an exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections set out in the Campus Radio Policy, devote, during that broadcast week, a minimum of 9% of its musical selections from content category 3 to Canadian musical selections broadcast in their entirety. The Commission reminds the licensee that, in any broadcast week during which the majority of category 3 musical selections broadcast are not drawn from subcategory 33, it shall be required to broadcast the regulatory minimum of 12% Canadian musical selections for category 3 musical selections.

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