CKDO-FM, Baie Comeau

Radio Cote-Nord Inc. (Cogeco Inc.) turned the licence in

CKDO-FM199192.53,610Radio Cote-Nord Inc. (Cogeco Inc.) turned the licence in
CKDO-FM198892.53,610Radio Cote-Nord Inc.


Radio Côte-Nord Inc., owner of CHLC-AM, was given approval to operate a French-language FM radio station at Baie-Comeau. It would broadcast on a frequency of 92.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 3,610 watts. The station would operate in a Group 1 format.


CKDO-FM began broadcasting on March 31.

On June 10, approval was granted for the transfer of effective control of Radio Côte-Nord Inc. (CHLC and CKDO-FM Baie-Comeau and of CFRP Forestville), through the transfer of 96.35% of the common voting shares from Marcel Plamondon to COGECO Inc. Mr. Plamondon decided to dispose of his broadcast undertaking because of serious illness in his family which required a lot of his time, and because there were no relatives who could take his place.


On January 15, Radio Côte-Nord Inc. requested the revocation its licence for CKDO-FM. The company explained that due to the size of the market, it could not expect to achieve an acceptable balance between revenues and expenses over the short or medium term. Radio Côte-Nord Inc. would continue to operate CHLC in Baie-Comeau and its rebroadcaster, CFRP Forestville. CKDO’s licence was revoked April 10. Radio Côte-Nord was owned by Cogeco Inc. On the same date, the company also received approval to close CKBS-AM in St-Hyacinthe. The CRTC expressed concern that the closures came less than three years after the stations had been purchased by Cogeco.

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