CINQ-FM

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CINQ-FM
Radio Centre-ville.png
City of license Montreal, Quebec
Branding Radio Centre-Ville
Frequency 102.3 MHz (FM)
First air date January, 1975
Format multilingual
Power 2.3 KW
Callsign meaning Cinq (five)
Owner Radio Centre-Ville Saint-Louis
Website Radio Centre-Ville

CINQ-FM is a multilingual Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec.

It broadcasts on 102.3 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 1,285 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 2,335 watts (class A).

The station operates under a community radio licence and offers varied programming in seven different languages whereas all programmes are produced and animated by volunteers. It identifies itself as "Radio Centre-Ville".

CINQ-FM opened on 27 January 1975; at the time the station was on 99.3 MHz and used only 7.5 watts of power. Originally, the station aired programming in five different languages, hence the call sign ("cinq" being the French word for "five"). Those five languages were English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Greek. It has since added Creole and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) programming to its lineup.

CINQ FM logo

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Coordinates: 45°31′50″N 73°35′55″W / 45.53056°N 73.59861°W / 45.53056; -73.59861