CJPX-FM

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CJPX-FM
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Broadcast area Montreal, Quebec
Branding "Radio-Classique Montréal"
Slogan "Écoutez comme c'est beau." (Listen to how beautiful it is.)
"La plus belle musique au monde!" (The most beautiful music in the world!)
Frequency 99.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1998
Format Classical music
ERP 8700 watts
Owner Radio-Classique Montréal
Website Radio-Classique Montréal

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

Owned and operated by Radio-Classique Montréal, an independent company 90% owned by Jean-Pierre Coallier, it broadcasts on 99.5 MHz using an omnidirectional antenna with an effective radiated power of 8,700 watts (class B).

The station has had a classical music commercial format, similar to Classic FM,[1] since its inception on 25 June 1998. It identifies itself as "Radio-Classique Montréal CJPX 99,5 FM".[2] The station is the first successful commercial classical music station in Montreal, following the failure of CJRM-FM in 1968[3] and decades of reluctance since then by the CRTC to allow such a station to go on the air.[4]

CJPX's main studios are located in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Notre-Dame in the Saint Lawrence River. It has a secondary studio off the lobby at Place des Arts in downtown Montreal. It transmits from Mount Royal.

The station's full banner, including logo, features Beethoven.[5]

It has a sister station in the provincial capital, Quebec City, identifying as "Radio-Classique Quebec CJSQ 92,7 FM".

Hosts[edit]

On-air personalities on CJPX include:

Weekdays:

  • Jean-Pierre Coallier: Les matins de Radio-Classique (05:30 to 10:00)
  • Chantal Lavoie: La musique s'invite! (10:00 to 15:00)
  • François Paré: Paré pour le retour (15:00 to 18:00)
  • Claude-Michel Coallier: Les fins d'après-midi Radio-Classique
  • Albert Millaire (seven days a week): Musique pour les Soupers du Roy (18:00 to 21:00)
  • Julie Bélanger: Les bons soirs de Julie (21:00 to 00:00; also has a cultural chronicle called "Les Petites Sorties de Julie")

Weekends:

  • Marc Hervieux: Mes plaisirs (SAT/SUN, 09:00 to 11:00)
  • Christiane Tétreault
  • Marc-André Coallier
  • Karen Hader: Les œuvres complètes (SAT/SUN, 06:00 to 09:00)
  • Claude-Michel Coallier: Le bal de la cour (SAT, 21:00 to 22:00)
  • François Paré (also works at CJSQ-FM as a host and director)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.classicfm.com/about-classic-fm/values-history/
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 97-293 Approval of the 9044-1569 application
  3. ^ Quelques notes chronologiques sur la radio
  4. ^ Suzanne Colpron. "Une licence pour imprimer de l'argent", La Presse, 28 September 1996.
  5. ^ http://cjpx.ca/cjpx/index.php

External links[edit]

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