CHLX-FM

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CHLX-FM
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City of license Gatineau, Quebec
Broadcast area National Capital Region
(Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Upstate New York)
Branding 97.1 Rythme FM
Slogan Tout pour etre heureux
Frequency 97.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 2002
Format adult contemporary / jazz
ERP 11.2 kW
Class B1
Owner RNC Media
Website (French) rythmefm.com

CHLX-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 97.1 FM in Gatineau, Quebec. A francophone station owned by RNC Media, CHLX airs a mixed format of adult contemporary and jazz, branded as 97.1 Rythme FM.

CHLX was licensed by the CRTC in 2001, and launched on September 23, 2002.[1]

Until 2008 it was branded as Couleur FM, airing classical music. In 2008, after a license amendment was accepted by the CRTC, it became Planète 97,1, an adult contemporary-formatted station, with 20% of its airtime devoted to jazz.[2]

On July 11, 2014, it was announced that CHLX would flip to Hot AC as 97.1 Rythme FM on August 25th, as part of a licensing deal between Cogeco and RNC.[2][3] CHLX became the first non-Cogeco station to carry the Rythme FM format (other than CJEC-FM Quebec City, which was briefly affiliated with Rythme FM after being sold by Cogeco to another broadcaster).

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Coordinates: 45°26′34″N 75°43′58″W / 45.44278°N 75.73278°W / 45.44278; -75.73278