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ICI Radio-Canada Première.svg
City Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Broadcast area Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 90.7 MHz (FM)
First air date 1976
Format francophone news/talk
Power 25 kW
Class B
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Ici Radio-Canada Première

CHLM-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 90.7 FM in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The station broadcasts the programming of the Ici Radio-Canada Première network.


In 1976, then-owner Radio-Nord Communications was granted a license from the CRTC, in which the station would operate as Radio-Canada's private affiliate of what was then called "Première Chaîne"; also included was a rebroadcaster, CHLM-FM-1 at Lithium Mines, serving nearby Val-d'Or, operating on 97.3 MHz with effective radiated power of 52,000 watts. In 1979, CHLM-FM-1 was authorized to change frequency from 97.3 MHz to 103.5 MHz and to increase effective radiated power from 52,000 watts to 55,300 watts.

CHLM-FM and CHLM-FM-1 signed on the air by 1980; eventually, CHLM-FM-1's city of license would have changed to Amos, and broadcasting on another different frequency, 91.5 MHz.

On September 7, 1989, the station was denied a licence to add a transmitter at Ville-Marie, Quebec on 100.5 MHz.[1] In 2002, the CBC would add a transmitter of their own serving Ville-Marie, CBFY-FM 89.1, rebroadcasting CHLM-FM.[2]

In February 2000, CHLM-FM and CHLM-FM-1 became full-time re-broadcasters of the Radio-Canada network.

It was directly acquired by the CBC in 2004.[3]


The station's local programs are Des matins en or in the mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and Région Zéro 8 in the afternoons, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. On public holidays, its local programs are replaced with local shows airing provincewide (Quebec) produced by different outlets in turn (except Montreal and Quebec City). The Saturday morning program, Samedi et rien d'autre, originates from CBF-FM Montreal.


Rebroadcasters of CHLM-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Amos/Val-d'Or CHLM-FM-1 91.5 FM 34400 watts B Query 89-677
La Sarre CHLM-FM-2 100.7 FM 4290 watts A Query 2007-105
Lebel-sur-Quévillon CBF-FM-3 94.9 FM 50 watts LP Query 2017-291
Matagami CBF-4 1140 AM 40 watts A Query
Senneterre CBF-FM-1 95.9 FM 115 watts A1 Query 2017-291
Témiscaming CBFZ-FM 103.1 FM 1500 watts A Query 2001-261
Ville-Marie CBFY-FM 89.1 FM 15900 watts C1 Query 2002-445

On October 17, 1986 the CRTC approved the CBC's application to change CBF-3's Lebel-sur-Quévillon AM frequency from 1400 kHz to 650 kHz. [4]

On July 29, 2010, the CRTC approved the application to transfer transmitters CBF-1, CBF-3 and CBF-4 from CBF-FM Montreal to CHLM-FM.[5]

On March 8, 2017, the CBC applied to convert CBF-1 Senneterre, Quebec from the AM band (710 kHz) to the FM band (95.9 MHz) with the proposed callsign CBF-FM-1.[6]

On March 9, 2017, the CBC applied to convert CBF-3 Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec from the AM band (650 kHz) to the FM band (94.9 MHz) with the proposed callsign CBF-FM-3.[7] The CBC received approval to convert both CBF-1 Senneterre and CBF-3 Lebel-sur-Quévillon to the FM band on August 17, 2017.[8]

CBF-4 Matagami is one of the last remaining AM transmitters to rebroadcast CHLM-FM.


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 89-683
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-445, December 13, 2002.
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-399, CHLM-FM Rouyn-Noranda and its transmitter CHLM-FM-1 Amos/Val d'Or – Acquisition of assets, CRTC, September 1, 2004
  4. ^ 86-1031
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-527
  6. ^ 201701540
  7. ^ 201701631
  8. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-291, CHLM-FM Rouyn-Noranda – New transmitters in Lebel-sur-Quévillon and Senneterre, CRTC, August 17, 2017

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Coordinates: 48°15′55″N 79°02′36″W / 48.26528°N 79.04333°W / 48.26528; -79.04333