CFEL-FM

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CFEL-FM
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City of license Lévis, Quebec
Broadcast area Greater Quebec City area
Branding "102,1 CKOI"
Slogan Mes hits, mon fun. Moi c'est CKOI
(My Hits. My Fun. For me, it's CKOI.)
Frequency 102.1 MHz (FM)
First air date December 1986
Format contemporary hit radio
ERP 78,000 watts
Class C1
Owner Leclerc Communication Inc.
Sister stations CJEC-FM
Website CKOI 102,1 Québec

CFEL-FM (or CKOI 102,1 Québec) is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Quebec City, Quebec, but the station's official city of license is Lévis.

Owned and operated by Leclerc Communication Inc., it broadcasts on 102.1 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 26,500 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 78,000 watts (class C1).

The station has a contemporary hit radio format branded as 102,1 CKOI.

The station identifies itself as CKOI 102,1 Québec since November 6, 2009, though its legal calls of CFEL-FM remain the same. Its logo was similar to sister stations CKOI Montreal and CKOI Estrie; however, as of February 2011, CFEL-FM still uses this logo, though the other stations on the CKOI network have changed its logos and imaging.

Originally based in and licensed to Montmagny, CFEL-FM received its first licence in December 1986 and replaced CKBM 1490, an unrelated station which closed due to a bankruptcy in 1983.[1]

On July 8, 2008, 591991 B.C. Ltd., a numbered company owned by Corus Entertainment, applied to move CFEL's transmitter from L'Ange-Gardien to a new site in Quebec City. The objective of moving the transmitter is to achieve better coverage of the Lévis and Quebec City market.[2] On October 3, 2008, this request was granted.[3] CFEL-FM became CKOI 102,1 Québec on November 6, 2009, though its legal calls remain CFEL-FM.

On April 30, 2010, it was announced that Cogeco will acquire all radio stations owned by Corus in Quebec for $80 million.[4][5] The sale was approved by the CRTC on December 17, 2010, on the condition that CFEL-FM be resold to another party by December 2011.[6]

On November 9, 2011, Cogeco announced a deal to sell CFEL-FM and CJEC-FM to Leclerc Communication Inc., a broadcaster owned by Jacques Leclerc, a local businessman who owns Laura Secord Chocolates and Biscuits Leclerc.[7] The sale was approved by the CRTC on January 19 and completed on January 31, 2012.[8] The stations were delisted from Cogeco Diffusion's website shortly thereafter.[9] Following its transfer to Leclerc, the station switched to an all-locally-originated schedule and imaging, but retaining the CKOI branding and Corus-era logo.[10] The station formerly used the La radio des hits slogan used by Astral Media's NRJ network, even though that slogan was changed after NRJ's change.

In the fall of 2012, CFEL-FM adopted the same current branding and slogan as CKOI-FM, also under license from Cogeco.

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Coordinates: 46°48′27″N 71°13′00″W / 46.80750°N 71.21667°W / 46.80750; -71.21667