CJEC-FM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"CJEC" redirects here. For the former court that dealt with European Economic Community law and, later, European Community law matters, see Court of Justice of the European Communities.
CJEC-FM
CJEC 2012.png
City of license Quebec City, Quebec
Branding WKND 91.9
(Weekend Radio 91.9)
Frequency 91.9 MHz (FM)
First air date August 2003
Format Modern Adult Contemporary
ERP 31,000 watts
Class C1
Owner Leclerc Communication Inc.
Sister stations CFEL-FM
Website wknd.fm

CJEC-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Quebec City, Quebec.

Owned and operated by Leclerc Communication, it broadcasts on 91.9 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 14,550 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 31,000 watts (class C1). The station's transmitter is located at Mount Bélair. The station was licensed by the CRTC in 2002.[1]

logo for CJEC-FM as a Rythme FM station, 2009-2012.

The station has a modern adult contemporary format. Until May 2012, it was also a part of Cogeco's adult contemporary Rythme FM network of stations across much of Quebec.

On April 30, 2010, then-owner Cogeco announced it would purchase Corus Quebec's radio stations.[2] The sale was approved by the CRTC on December 17, 2010, on the condition that CJEC-FM be sold to another party by December 2011.[3]

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.[4] The sale was approved by the CRTC on January 19 and completed on January 31, 2012.[5] The stations were delisted from Cogeco Diffusion's website shortly thereafter.[6] For a time CJEC's website still identified the station as a Cogeco station, which was no longer true;[7] also, the station retained the Rythme FM name and simulcasted most of its networked Rythme FM programming from former sister station CFGL-FM in Montreal. However, on May 21, 2012 at 12 Midnight, Leclerc dropped the Rythme FM branding and adult contemporary programming from CJEC-FM, and began to identify itself as Le 91,9 FM Québec, playing a selection of hot adult contemporary music without use of personalities—the station was relaunched as WKND 91.9 (pronounced on-air as Weekend Radio 91.9) on June 20, 2012 at 6PM. The station has moved away from adult contemporary programming and shifted to modern adult contemporary by adding some alternative rock artists to the playlist.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°49′22″N 71°29′41″W / 46.82278°N 71.49472°W / 46.82278; -71.49472