CJRP-AM, Québec City
Telemedia Inc. – Left the Air
|CJRP-AM||1994||1060||10,000||Telemedia Inc. – Left the Air|
The CBC Board deferred an application by Les Enterprises Silery-Quebec Inc. for a new AM station at Quebec City, using the frequency of 1060 kHz with power of 5,000 watts. The CBC put the application on hold as it wanted to study service and programming of existing French language stations in the area.
CJLR began broadcasting October 24 (some say Septemer 1). The station operated on a frequency of 1060 kHz and had a full-time power of 5,000 watts, using three towers. The same directional pattern was used for day and night operation. CJLR was owned by CJLR Inc. CJLR was an independent station, having no network affiliation. Studios and offices were located at 1300 Courler Boulevard.
CJLR 1060 increased power to 10,000 watts day and night. A single directional pattern was used for day and night operation. Studios and offices were noted as being at 1300 Laurier Boulevard.
Jacques LaRoche was President of CJLR Inc.
Approval was given for CJRP to change its daytime radiation pattern from DA-1 to DA-2 with power remaining at 10 kw on 1060 kHz.
Jacques LaRoche was president and general manager.
On June 15, CJRP Radio Provinciale Ltee. purchased CJLR and changed the call letters to CJRP. Mutual Broadcasting Ltd. was headed by Raymond Crepault. Jacques La Roche was president of CJRP.
CJRP still on 1060 kHz increased power to 50,000 watts day and 10,000 watts ngiht full-time, DA-2.
CJRP’s FM station (CHIK) signed on the air. On August 30, the CRTC approved the following changes: (A) Mutual Broadcasting 1980 Canada Ltd. was authorized to acquire CKMF-FM from Supervox Corp. Ltd. (B) Mutual Broadcasting Ltd. – upon disolution of Mutual Broadcasting 1980 Canada Ltd. and Mutual Broadcasting Ltd., was licensed to continue the operation of CJRP-AM and CHIK-FM (CJRP Radio Provincialle Ltee), CJRS-AM (CJRS Radio Sherbrooke Ltee), CJTR-AM (CJTR Radio Trois-Riviere Ltee) and CJRC-AM (CJRC Radio Capitale Ltee). (C) Amalgamate Mutual Broadcasting 1980 Canada Ltd. (CJMS-AM, CKMW-AM and CFNY-FM), Supravox Corp. Ltd. and Mutual Broadcasting Ltd. into Mutual Broadcasting Canada Ltd. (Radiodiffusion Mutuelle Canada Ltee).
Jacques Duhamel, who had headed Radio Mutuel’s Quebec City operations, was now president of CJMS-AM Montreal and CJRP-AM Quebec. Pierre Guillemette became CJRP’s general manager.
On August 28, approval was granted for the transfer of effective control of Mutual Broadcasting Canada Ltd. (CJRP and CHIK-FM Quebec City, CKMF-FM and CJMS Montreal, CJTR Trois-Rivières, CJRC Gatineau and the Radiomutuel network), through the transfer of all of the issued and outstanding shares from Radiomutuel Inc., the parent company of Mutual Broadcasting Canada Limited, to Communications Radiomutuel Inc., a corporation ultimately controlled by Normand Beauchamp and Paul-Emile Beaulne. Radiomutuel Inc. and Communications Radiomutuel Inc. would then amalgamate into one company, to be known as Communications Radiomutuel Inc., and a share issue of subordinate Class A voting shares of the amalgamated company, representing an aggregate consideration of $12 million, would be offered to the public. Ultimately, the ownership structure of Communications Radiomutuel Inc. would be as follows: 130170 Canada Inc. (a holding company owned equally by Beauchamp and Beaulne) 63.4%, and the public, 36.6%. The company had been owned by the family of the late Raymond Crepault. Before the sale, Normand Beauchamp was the company’s president and Paul Emile Beauline was executive vice president.
On September 30, Telemedia Communications and Radiomutuel merged their AM operations in Quebec, closing six stations. The two combined because they could no longer afford to compete with each other. The merger is subject to CRTC approval, but the six stations left the air on this date and the licenses were turned in to the commission. The merged company is called RadioMedia. The two companys still run their FM stations separately. The CRTC revoked the licences for the six stations (including CJRP Québec City) on November 2, 1994.
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