CFLV signed on the air November 10. It operated on a frequency of 1370 kHz with a power of 1,000 watts. CFLV was owned and operated by Radio Valleyfield Ltee. The station wa independent with no network affiliation.
Adrien Cholette was president of the company and Jean-Claude Lefebvre was CFLV's manager.
Radio Valleyfield Ltee was given approval to increase the power of CFLV. Power at this time was 1,000 watts on 1370 kHz. The new parameters would have CFLV operating with 10,000 watts day and 5,000 watts at night (DA-1). A later release said that the new power would be 5,000 watts day and night - this may have been an error though. The increase in power was needed because industrial development in the area had reduced the station's signal.
J.C. Lefebvre was station manager.
On January 31, the transfer of 50% of Radio Valleyfield Ltd. from Adrien Cholette & Arthur Vinet to SAGIF Inc. (with Cholette and Vinet holding one common share to qualify as directors) was approved.
By this time, CFLV was operating with 10,000 watts day and 5,000 watts night.
Late in the year, CFLV changed its call sign to CKOD. Now known as "KOD 137", the station played Canadian artists exclusively, 24 hours a day.
Radio Valleyfield Ltée sold CKOD to Radio Express Inc.
On December 1, Radio Express received approval to move CKOD 1370 to the FM band. The station would broadcast on a frequency of 102.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 3,000 watts.
On June 6, CKOD made the move from AM to FM.
Radio Express Inc. was given approval to change CKOD’s frequency from 102.9 to 103.1 MHz. Power would remain 3,000 watts.
The change in the effective control of Radio Express inc. was approved – from a control exercised jointly by Robert Brunet and Michel Gadoua to a legal control exercised by Robert Brunet through his acquisition of Mr. Gadoua's shares (50%) in Radio Express inc.
On November 30, the CRTC renewed CKOD's licence to August 31, 2017.
Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated December, 2010