CHOC-FM is a French-language radio station that broadcasts at 88.7 MHz FM in Saint-Raymond de Portneuf, Quebec, Canada.

Frequency88.7 MHz
FormatClassic hits
Owner11733630 Canada inc (CHOC FM)
First air date
September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
Technical information
ERP7.164 kW average
12 kW peak
HAAT138.4 m (454 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
46°49′41.16″N 71°51′19.08″W / 46.8281000°N 71.8553000°W / 46.8281000; -71.8553000

History edit

In 2018, a group from the region led by Michel Lambert filed for a new radio station to serve the Portneuf regional county municipality. The CRTC deemed that there was room for one new commercial outlet there, and since no other party had filed, it approved his application for licence on October 25, 2019.[1]

Per the application, the station first broadcast an adult contemporary format with hits from 1965 to today, along with two public affairs programs and a specialty country music show on the weekends.[2] The station slightly changed ownership and its format in 2021, turning into a mix of classic rock and classic pop.

On May 10, 2022, the CRTC denied an application by 11733630 Canada Inc. to operate a new FM transmitter at 103.7 MHz in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec. [3]

On September 22, 2023, the CRTC approved an application by 11733630 Canada Inc. to add a new FM transmitter at Neuville, Quebec on the frequency of 99.5 MHz (channel 258A1) with a maximum effective radiated power (ERP) of 140 watts, an average ERP of 87 watts, a directional antenna, and an effective height of the antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of 82.4 metres. The new transmitter, CHOC-FM-1 at 99.5 MHz in Neuville, would rebroadcast the programming of CHOC-FM 88.7 Saint-Raymond de Portneuf. [4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-355". CRTC. October 25, 2019. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Une nouvelle station de radio pour Portneuf et Lotbinière" [A new radio station for Portneuf and Lotbinière]. Grenier (in French). September 3, 2020. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2022-127, CHOC-FM Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf – New transmitter in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, CRTC, May 10, 2022
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2023-323, CHOC-FM Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf – New transmitter in Neuville, CRTC, September 25, 2023

External links edit

  • CHOC-FM in the REC Canadian station database