CHSV-FM, Jewel 106.7, Hudson/St-Lazare
Dufferin Communications Inc.
On October 19, the CRTC approved the application by Dufferin Communications Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Hudson/St-Lazare. The station would operate at 106.7 MHz (channel 294A) with an effective radiated power of 500 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 94 metres). The proposed station would be a first radio service for Hudson/St-Lazare. It would offer a Soft Adult Contemporary/Easy Listening music format. The applicant indicated that it would broadcast a minimum of 110 hours of local programming each broadcast week, including 11 hours and 47 minutes of spoken word programming, 4 hours and 22 minutes of which would consist of pure news (50% of which would be local). The station would also feature weather, sports, health and business segments and a community calendar, as well as entertainment features. The applicant further stated that it would accept a condition of licence requiring it to devote no less than 40% of its category 2 (Popular Music) selections each broadcast week to Canadian selections. The licence would expire August 31, 2019.
On September 18, the CRTC approved Dufferin's application to change the authorized contours of CHSV-FM by moving the transmission site 5.3 km to the southwest, increasing the average effective radiated power from 500 to 1,420 watts (maximum ERP from 500 to 2,650 watts), changing the antenna's radiation pattern from non-directional to directional and increasing its effective height above average terrain (EHAAT) from 94 to 94.5 metres.
CHSV-FM was conducting on-air tests in October.
The Jewel 106.7 signed on the air March 2.
On August 12, the CRTC approved the application by Evanov Radio Group Inc. for authority to acquire, as a part of a corporate reorganization of Evanov Communications Inc., the assets of CHRF Montréal and CHSV-FM Hudson/Saint-Lazare from Dufferin Communication Inc., as well as the assets of CFMB Montréal from CFMB Limited.