The CRTC is accepting comments about an application they’ve kind of already approved for a new radio station in Vaudreuil.
The station, CJDV-FM, would broadcast at 1,000W on 100.1 MHz (the station was forced to pick a new frequency after another one, Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio Ltd., was given the 106.3 MHz channel). That power is better than nothing, but you’ll be lucky if you can hear it from the West Island. The further you go south, the more interference problems with WBTZ (99.9 The Buzz) in Plattsburgh, New York, which puts out 100 times more power.
The station will be low-budget, low-power, and the only one based in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Its focus will be on local news and oldies music.
More details in articles last year in Première Édition and L’Étoile.
I hope thistation will reflect the also rather large English language population in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Area by providing at least some English language programming.