CFEL-FM

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CFEL-FM
CFEL2015.jpg
CityLévis, Quebec
Broadcast areaGreater Quebec City area
Brandingblvd 102.1
SloganLes meilleurs succès d'hier à aujourd'hui ! ("Today's Hits and Yesterday's Favourites!")
Frequency102.1 MHz (FM)
First air dateDecember 1986
FormatRock Alternative
ERPvertical polarization:
9.12 kWs average
33.9 kilowatts peak
horizontal polarization:
6.24 kWs average
20.2 kilowatts peak
HAAT170 meters (560 ft)
ClassC1
OwnerLeclerc Communication Inc.
Sister stationsCJEC-FM
Websiteblvd.fm

CFEL-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Quebec City, Quebec, but the station's official city of license is Lévis.

Owned and operated by Leclerc Communication Inc., it is a Class C1 FM station which broadcasts on 102.1 MHz using a directional antenna.

The station has an adult top 40 format branded as blvd 102.1.

History[edit]

Originally based in and licensed to Montmagny, CFEL-FM received its first licence in December 1986 and replaced CKBM 1490, an unrelated station which closed due to a bankruptcy in 1983.[1]

On July 8, 2008, 591991 B.C. Ltd., a numbered company owned by Corus Entertainment, applied to move CFEL's transmitter from L'Ange-Gardien to a new site in Quebec City. The objective of moving the transmitter is to achieve better coverage of the Lévis and Quebec City market.[2] On October 3, 2008, this request was granted.[3] CFEL-FM became CKOI 102,1 Québec on November 6, 2009 as part of the short-lived CKOI network of stations, adopting the same logo and branding as its sister stations CKOI Montreal and CKOI Estrie.

On April 30, 2010, it was announced that Cogeco will acquire all radio stations owned by Corus in Quebec for $80 million.[4][5] The sale was approved by the CRTC on December 17, 2010, on the condition that CFEL-FM be resold to another party by December 2011.[6]

CFEL-FM's logo as CKOI 102.1, used from 2012 to 2015.

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.[7] The sale was approved by the CRTC on January 19 and completed on January 31, 2012.[8] The stations were delisted from Cogeco Diffusion's website shortly thereafter.[9] Following its transfer to Leclerc, the station switched to an all-locally originated schedule and imaging, but retaining the CKOI branding and Corus-era logo.[10] The station formerly used the La radio des hits slogan used by Astral Media's NRJ network, even though that slogan was changed after NRJ's change.

In the fall of 2012, CFEL-FM adopted the same current branding and slogan as CKOI-FM, also under license from Cogeco. This arrangement would continue until September 2, 2015, when the station was rebranded as "blvd 102.1". The station's format changed from Top 40 to Adult Top 40 and now offers an all talk morning show with Stéphane Gasse.[11] 2018 falls format changed from Rock Alternative

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC proceedings from March 21, 2006 (in French), paragraph 3977 [1].
  2. ^ (CRTC), Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (2008-07-08). "ARCHIVED - Notice of consultation - Applications received - 591991 B.C. Ltd., Canadian Broadcasting Corporation". www.crtc.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  3. ^ (CRTC), Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (2008-10-03). "ARCHIVED - CFEL-FM Montmagny - Technical change and licence amendment". www.crtc.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  4. ^ "Canada's Corus Entertainment sells all its stations in Quebec, including Montreal". Radio-Info.com. 30 April 2010. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011.
  5. ^ St. Petersburg Times, "Canada Report" column, May 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-942: "Transfer of effective control of various commercial radio programming undertakings from Corus Entertainment Inc. to Cogeco inc.", issued December 17, 2010.
  7. ^ Le Soleil: Rythme FM et CKOI vendues... ou presque, November 9, 2011.(in French)
  8. ^ CKOI et Rythme FM officiellement à Leclerc communication -- Quebec Hebdo (Retrieved 2012-01-31)
  9. ^ "Cogeco Média". www.cogecodiffusion.com (in French). Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  10. ^ Per http://www.ckoiquebec.com/
  11. ^ Per Canadian Radio News page on Facebook, September 2, 2015.

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Coordinates: 46°48′27″N 71°13′00″W / 46.80750°N 71.21667°W / 46.80750; -71.21667