Hudson radio station The Jewel 106.7 begins testing

The Jewel 106.7

Less than two months after getting CRTC approval for a new transmitter site, CHSV-FM 106.7 in Hudson has begun transmitting.

The station, owned by Evanov Radio subsidiary Dufferin Communications and carrying the brand The Jewel, is currently in its on-air testing phase, which began Nov. 4. Another Evanov station, Radio Fierté 980 AM, is also testing and will launch in January with about 10 full-time employees.

The Jewel is an easy-listening format and has six stations in Ontario and another in Winnipeg. The Hudson station at 1,420 watts ERP should easily cover the western off-island area, plus adjacent areas like Oka, the West Island and Ile Perrot. Reception in the Montreal area is complicated by co-channel interference from WIZN 106.7 in Burlington, Vt., and in eastern Ontario it should be wiped out by Jump 106.9 (CKQB-FM).

Like Fierté, The Jewel is playing music and station IDs. It asks anyone who finds problems to email signal@jewel1067.com.

UPDATE: No word on a launch date, which has more to do with when Industry Canada gives its approval than anything else. If there are no problems reported, “we should be officially on the air by Christmas,” says Evanov VP Carmela Laurignano. “For the first while we will have a music intensive program. The full format will roll out in the new year.”

The station expects to have about 20 employees. No names have been released yet.

65 thoughts on “Hudson radio station The Jewel 106.7 begins testing

  1. Laurie

    I love this station…but I’ve noticed that the music isn’t the same. It’s not similar to the old days of CFQR….

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  2. John Denney

    Just discovered your station and thinks its GREAT . At last pleasant selection of music not same top 10 over and over. Will you have traffic reports for Am ??? thank you l

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  3. Muriel

    I love your station but your signal keeps cutting off. It is very frustrating. Hope you can solve your current problems.

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  4. Michel

    My favorite station, but horrible signal. I can only get it in my car since I’m in Saint-Hubert, but even then, when driving to Chateauguay on the 30, it gets cut off by a much clearer WIZN 106.7 in VERMONT (which is miles and miles away!). Really too bad. I wish you would change positions on the ‘dial’. Best.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      My favorite station, but horrible signal. I can only get it in my car since I’m in Saint-Hubert

      The station isn’t licensed to serve Saint-Hubert or anything close to that.

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  5. Lola

    I LIVE IN LAVAL AND ENJOY YOUR STATION BUT THERE IS TOO MUCH STATIC AND NOT VERY CLEAR ALSO WHEN I AM DRIVING IT DOES NOT COME IN CLEARLY. DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY AS I GET STATIONS FROM VERMONT USA AND IT IS VERY CLEAR. SORRY YOU COME IN SO BADLY BECAUSE YOU DO HAVE THE BEST MUSIC AND COMMENTS ON YOUR RADIO IN QUEBEC.

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  6. Paul S. Lam

    I like 106.7 and I know a few people in the station.
    I like the easy listening of the music which is reminiscent of CFQR 92.5 / Q92 of old.
    I ‘ve already mentioned (in a telephone conversation) that the reception is horrible and I was told recently by a person from the radio station that the station is now broadcasting from St Lazare and the reception would be better.
    No, it has not improved.
    I live in Pointe Claire and I drive all over the place due to my business, 106.7 is on my dial in the car and reception is still horrible on certain parts of Sources and St John’s and going east of Sources it gets worse.
    I have 106.7 icon on my laptop and my office is on the corner of St John’s and Brunswick in Pointe Claire, 2nd floor and I can’t say reception is fantastic, perhaps I’m in a building(?) and I’m at a large window, but the annoying thing is that the station can just go silent (off and on,) sometimes I have to click again on the icon to re-start ………unless there’s something wrong with my laptop.
    Would like to see some improvement because as it stands it would deter businesses from advertising on 106.7………….just my opinion.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      I ‘ve already mentioned (in a telephone conversation) that the reception is horrible and I was told recently by a person from the radio station that the station is now broadcasting from St Lazare and the reception would be better.

      The station’s studio has moved but its transmitter is the same. Don’t expect the signal to improve in Pointe-Claire because the station is not licensed to serve that area.

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  7. James butt

    Well, I am 60 years old and witness the birth of chom ,with the great music and the best d.jays ,but unfortunately I was also there for the passing ,due to a spreading cancer of commercilation . I loved to listen to the baby crying and then cooing which told me I was listening to the right station ,but at chom all I ever heard was the same old music played over and over ,classics my ass it’s the same commercial dribble played daily ,same boring format ,never changing ,and I kept telling people that it was a shame we didn’t have an English station in Montreal that played to our needs , well one came along in 106.7 , I have told all of my friends and they have all switched over and told me they loved it yes loved it , just keep the trips ,free tickets ,the vacations and all the hype ,just play good music and not the same plain format over and over, there is a ton of good music out there and not just the hits to be played constantly oh yes you could not have chosen a better crew than Tasso , Ted bird and john tesh ,they make me feel like family !!!! Mr. James butt or jamesbutt5557.jb@gmail.com ,thank you !

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