CJGO-FM

CJGO-FM, Capitale Rock, La Sarre

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CJGO-FM
2010
103.9
264
RNC Media
CHGO-FM
2007
103.9
264
RNC Media
CHGO-FM
2002
103.9
264
Radio-Nord Inc.
CKLS-AM
1950
1340
250
Radio La Sarre
1949

The CBC deferred Radio La Sarre Inc.'s application for a new AM station at La Sarre. The application was later approved.

 

1950

Radio La Sarre Inc. opened CKLS on September 1. Radio La Sarre was owned by Radio Nord Inc. and was that company's fourth radio station. CKLS broadcast on a frequency of 1240 kHz with a power of 250 watts. The “LS” in the call sign: La Sarre.

 

1952

CKLS became a C.A.B. member. 

 

1957

CKLS 1240 was an affiliate of the CBC's French language network. Ownership of Radio La Sarre Inc.: D. A. Gourd 14.0%, R. Charbonneau 0.1%, J. J. Gourd 38.8%, J. Lavigne 0.3%, E. Pronovost 0.3%, J. Monette 4.4%, P. E. Riverin 10.8%, Richard Staines 2.2%, 34 other shareholders 29.1%.

David A. Gourd was president of the company and Gabriel Tremplay was manager of CKLS.

1965

CKLS received permission to change the main studio location.

David A. Gourd president of the company and manager of CKLS. 

1967

Approval was granted for the transfer of 9,529 common shares of Radio La Sarre Inc. to Assurgo Ltee.

 

1969

On July 25, Radio LaSarre Inc. was authorized to increase daytime power for CKLS 1240 from 250 to 1,000 watts. Night-time power would remain at 250 watts and the station would continue to use a non-directional pattern.

 

1979

CKLS was affiliated with the Telemedia network.

 

Undated 

CKLS joined the CBC network.

 

1984

On February 13, the CRTC approved an application by Radio Nord Inc. for a French-language AM radio network licence consisting of CKRN Rouyn-Noranda and CKLS La Sarre, for the purpose of broadcasting programs originating from CKRN.

CKLS was given approval to increase night-time power from 250 to 1,000 watts.
 

1988 

CKLS disaffiliated from the Radio-Canada AM network.

 

1996

On November 15, CKLS was given approval to convert to the FM band, operating on  102.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 4,130 watts. 

 

1997

CKLS 1240 moved to the FM band as CKLS-FM.

 

1998

Radio Nord inc. purchased CKLS from Radio La Sarre Inc.

 

1999

CKLS-FM became “Go-FM” CHGO-FM-2, associated with CHGO-FM Val d’Or and CHGO-FM-1 Rouyn-Noranda.

 

2007

Radio Nord became known as RNC Media. 

 

2009

In March CHGO 104.3 (and CHGO-1 95.7 Rouyn Noranda, CJGO 102.1 La Sarre) changed format from Classic Rock (GO FM) to Alternative Rock (Go Radio X).

 

2010

CHGO La Sarre became CJGO-FM.

On August 6, the CRTC approved the applications by RNC MÉDIA Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio station CJGO-FM La Sarre by adding an FM transmitter at Rouyn-Noranda, and to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio station CHGO-FM Val-d'Or by deleting its transmitter CHGO-FM-1 Rouyn-Noranda. The licensee would now use the rebroadcasting transmitter at Rouyn-Noranda to broadcast the programming of CJGO-FM instead of the programming of CHGO-FM. The licensee did not request any changes to the technical parameters of the transmitter. RNC stated that the proposed change would allow it to better serve listeners in Abitibi by accentuating the differences between the programming for the eastern (Val-d'Or and Amos) and western (La Sarre and Rouyn-Noranda) portions of the area, which were served by CHGO-FM and CJGO-FM, respectively.

 

2012

CHGO-FM-1 changed format from Alternative Rock/Talk (GO RADIO X) to Classic Rock/ Sports (CAPITALE ROCK) (the change included CHGO 104.3 Amos and CJGO 102.1 La Sarre). 

On August 8, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CJGO-FM until August 31, 2013.

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