CBJX-FM, ICI Musique, Chicoutimi

Canadian Broadcasting Corp.



CBC/Radio-Canada opened CBJ-FM stereo. 


The Radio-Canada FM stereo network became known as La Chaîne culturelle on September 1.


On December 28, CBJ-AM (1580) moved to the FM band (93.7 MHz) as CBJ-FM. As a result, CBJ-FM became CBJX-FM. 


On April 30, the CRTC approved the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the licence for CBJX-FM Chicoutimi, by authorizing the licensee to add a transmitter at Dolbeau. The transmitter would operate on 90.9 MHz (Channel 215B) with an effective radiated power of 37,200 watts. 


La chaîne culturelle was renamed Espace musique in September. 


On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBJX-FM (and its transmitter) to August 31, 2011.


On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBJX-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013. 


On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBJX-FM Chicoutimi and its transmitters to August 31, 2013. 

For the record CBJX operated on 100.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts (Class B, omnidirectional). 

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBJX-FM Saguenay and its transmitter CBJX-FM-1 Dolbeau, for a five year term, to August 31, 2018. The Commission considered that it was appropriate to impose conditions of licence on Espace Musique that: permit the broadcast of a maximum of four minutes of national paid advertising, as currently defined by the Commission, in any clock hour; and limit the number of times that programming can be interrupted for advertising to no more than twice per clock hour. The broadcast of advertising by Espace Musique was for a three-year trial period from September 1, 2013 until August 31, 2016.

On December 5, the CRTC gave approval to the CBC to introduce advertising on the Radio 2 and Espace Musique networks. Advertising would be limited to four minutes every hour. The CBC would need to seek permission to continue airing commercials on the two networks after three years.


On August 31, the CRTC denied the CBC’s application to continue commercial advertising on Radio 2 and ICI Musique beyond the initial three-year licence amendment. The CRTC found that CBC had failed to maintain satisfactory investment in radio and failed to meet ad revenue projections.

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