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CIRA-FM is a French language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec.

It broadcasts on 91.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 36,200 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna. Radio Ville-Marie received CRTC approval in 1994 to operate a new religious French-language FM radio programming at Montreal.[1]

This radio station is Catholic and has a religious broadcasting format. Since its inception in 1995 it identifies itself as "Radio Ville-Marie". CIRA-FM is not a commercial broadcaster and as such does not carry paid advertising.


In addition to the Montreal station on 91.3 FM, CIRA-FM also broadcasts on the following frequencies:

  • CIRA-FM-1: Sherbrooke (100.3 FM) (licensed to Radio-Soleil-Estrie as a separate radiocommunication distribution undertaking) - launched September 20, 1998 [2]
  • CIRA-FM-2: Trois-Rivières (89.9 FM) - launched September 9, 2005 [3]
  • CIRA-FM-3: Victoriaville (89.3 FM) - launched January 5, 2006 [4]
  • CIRA-FM-4: Rimouski (104.1 FM)
  • CIRA-5: (defunct) Ottawa-Gatineau (1350 AM) - received CRTC approval on September 23, 2009 to add an AM transmitter on the frequency 1350 kHz to rebroadcast the programming of CIRA-FM in Montreal.[5] The 1350 AM frequency was a former frequency that was used by CHVR in Pembroke, Ontario, until it moved to FM in 1996. In 2015, CIRA-5 operating at 1350 kHz in Ottawa-Gatineau was shutdown due to lack of money to keep that station going. All other CIRA-FM stations will remain unaffected with CIRA-5's shutdown.


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Coordinates: 45°30′20″N 73°35′30″W / 45.50556°N 73.59167°W / 45.50556; -73.59167