CIME-FM

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CIME-FM
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City of license Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
Broadcast area Laurentides
Montreal (northern suburbs & city's north end)
Branding CIME 103,9 et 101,3
Slogan Tout pour être heureux
Frequency 103.9 MHz (FM)
Repeaters CIME-FM-1 102.9 MHz, Val-Morin
CIME-FM-2 101.3 MHz, Mont-Tremblant
First air date March 25, 1977
Format hot adult contemporary (French)
ERP 11,700 watts (average)
39,300 watts (peak)
Class C1
Callsign meaning CIME = French word for mountain peak
Affiliations Rythme FM
Owner Cogeco
(Diffusion Métromédia CMR Inc.)
Website CIME

CIME-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Montreal.

Owned and operated by Cogeco, it broadcasts on 103.9 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 11,700 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 39,300 watts (class C1).

The station also operates two rebroadcasters : a low-power one (CIME-FM-1) in Val-Morin, on 102.9 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 4 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 14 watts (class LP), and a stronger one (CIME-FM-2) in Mont-Tremblant, on 101.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 800 watts (class B) using an omnidirectional antenna.

longtime Corus-era CIME logo; used until August 2011

CIME-FM opened on March 25, 1977. It was originally located in Sainte-Adèle, about 70 kilometres north of Montreal, and had a 50,000 watts omnidirectional signal on 99.5 MHz. The station moved to Saint-Jérôme in mid-1998, at the same time that it moved to 103.9 MHz and inaugurated its 101.3 MHz relay (the smaller 102.9 MHz one was operational since the beginning). These changes in frequencies were a result of a deal to allow the 99.5 MHz to be used in Montreal for the new CJPX-FM.

The station is especially famous or infamous (depending on the point of view) for its now-discontinued practices of airing subliminal messages intended to induce relaxation at night [1] and using a system of audio tones as a mosquito repellent. [2]

On December 17, 2010, the CRTC approved the sale of most of Corus Entertainment's radio stations in Quebec, including CIME-FM, to Cogeco.[3] The sale closed February 1, 2011.

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Coordinates: 45°51′50″N 74°01′17″W / 45.86389°N 74.02139°W / 45.86389; -74.02139