Québec, Québec/Chaudière-Apalaches Quebec/Chaudiere-Apalaches
CBVE-FM (Radio One), Québec City, Société Radio-Canada
On July 2, CBVE-FM received approval to make technical changes to its transmitter CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivières. The frequency would change from 106.9 MHz to 93.9 MHz, making 106.9 available for the use of CBF-FM-10 Sherbrooke so that it could add a transmitter at Magog. CBMZ-FM would also increase effective radiated power from 4,386 watts to 9,300 watts, and relocate the transmitter to a site 1.9 kilometres northeast of the existing site. These changes would restore CBMZ-FM's permanent facilities in Trois-Rivières following the Mont-Carmel tragedy and the subsequent demolition of the Westower in April of 2001.
On September 11, CBVE-FM was authorized to operate a temporary low-power FM mono transmitter at Lac-Megantic. It would broadcast on 104.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts for a period of three months. The CBC indicated the transmitter would rebroadcast CBVE-FM and ensure the continuity of the national Radio One service to Lac-Megantic while the municipality conducts renovations on the site of the low-power AM transmitter CBMO, which was currently unserviceable.
On May 12 the CRTC renewed CBVE-FM's licence. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBMD Chapais, CBMJ Murdochville, CBMK Lebel-sur-Quevillon, CBML Val d'Or, CBMM Senneterre, CBMN Malartic, CBMO Lac-Megantic, CBVE-1 La Tuque, CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, CBMA-FM Rouyn, CBMB-FM Sherbrooke, CBMC-FM Thetford Mines, CBMF-FM Saint-Jovite, CBMH-FM Schefferville, CBMI-FM Baie-Comeau, CBMO-FM Lac-Megantic, CBMP-FM Chisasibi (Fort-George), CBMQ-FM Waskaganish, CBMR-FM Fermont, CBMS-FM Blanc Sablon, CBMT-FM La Tabatiere,
CBMU-FM Harrington Harbour, CBMV-FM Old Fort Bay, CBMW-FM Wmindji, CBMX-FM Saint-Augustin (Saguenay), CBMY-FM Riviere-Saint-Paul, CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivieres, CBSE-FM Sept-Iles, CBVA-FM Escuminac, CBVB-FM Chandler, CBVC-FM Chibougamau, CBVF-FM Port-Daniel, CBVG-FM Gaspe, CBVM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine, CBVN-FM New Carlisle, CBVP-FM Perce, CBVR-FM New Richmond, CBVS-FM Mistissini (Baie-du-Poste), and CBVW-FM Waswanipi.
It was reported that CBMO 1240 Lac Megantic had been off the air for some time. The future of the transmitter was uncertain.
On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBVE-FM (and its transmitters) to August 31, 2011.
On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBVE-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013.
After 21 years, Tim Belford retired as host of CBC Radio's Quebec AM. His last show was from Quebec City on July 8.
On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBVE-FM Quebec and its transmitters to August 31, 2013.
On May 8 the CRTC approved the application by the CBC to amend the licence for CBVE-FM Québec in order to operate an FM transmitter in Murdochville to replace the existing AM transmitter CBMJ Murdochville. The CBC also requested authorization to simulcast the programming of CBVE-FM on CBMJ for a period of three months to ensure proper coverage during the transition. The CBC submitted that the existing AM installation had become outdated. The new transmitter would operate at 99.5 MHz (channel 258A) with an effective radiated power of 98 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 367.3 metres).
On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBVE-FM Québec and its transmitters CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, CBMA-FM Rouyn, CBMB-FM Sherbrooke, CBMC-FM Thetford Mines, CBMF-FM Saint-Jovite, CBMH-FM Schefferville, CBMI-FM Baie-Comeau, CBMP-FM Chisasibi (Fort-George), CBMQ-FM Waskaganish, CBMR-FM Fermont, CBMS-FM Blanc Sablon, CBMT-FM La Tabatière, CBMU-FM Harrington Harbour, CBMV-FM Old Fort Bay, CBMW-FM Wemindji, CBMX-FM Saint-Augustin (Saguenay), CBMY-FM Rivière-Saint-Paul, CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivières, CBSE-FM Sept-Îles, CBVA-FM Escuminac, CBVB-FM Chandler, CBVC-FM Chibougamau, CBVF-FM Port-Daniel (Est), CBVG-FM Gaspé, CBVM-FM Îles-de-la-Madeleine, CBVN-FM New Carlisle, CBVP-FM Percé, CBVR-FM New Richmond, CBVS-FM Mistissini (Baie-du-Poste), CBVW-FM Waswanipi, CBMD Chapais, CBMJ Murdochville, CBMK Lebel-sur-Quévillon, CBML Val d'Or, CBMM Senneterre, CBMN Malartic, and CBVE-1 La Tuque, for a five year term to August 31, 2018.
On October 25, the CRTC approved the CBC's application relating to CBVE-FM Québec, by decreasing the average ERP of its transmitter CBVG-FM Gaspé from 2,160 to 1,730 watts (and decreasing the maximum ERP from 4,250 to 2,610 watts) and by decreasing the antenna height.
Bill Dulmage - Updated November 2013