CHLX-FM

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CHLX-FM
City Gatineau, Quebec
Broadcast area National Capital Region
(Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Upstate New York)
Branding Wow 97.1
Frequency 97.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 2002
Format adult contemporary
ERP 11.2 kW
Class B1
Owner RNC Media
Webcast (French) Live streaming
Website (French) rythmefm.com

CHLX-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 97.1 FM in Gatineau, Quebec. A francophone station owned by RNC Media, CHLX airs a mixed format of adult contemporary and jazz, branded as Wow 97.1. CHLX's studios are located on Jean-Prioux Avenue in Gatineau, while its transmitter is located in Camp Fortune.

CHLX was licensed by the CRTC in 2001, and launched on September 23, 2002.[1]

It was briefly branded as Classique 97,1[2] before becoming Couleur FM, airing classical music. In 2008, after a licence amendment was accepted by the CRTC, it became Planète 97,1, an adult contemporary-formatted station, with 20% of its airtime devoted to jazz.[3]

On July 11, 2014, it was announced that CHLX would flip to Hot AC as 97.1 Rythme FM on August 25th, as part of a licensing deal between Cogeco and RNC.[3][4] CHLX became the first non-Cogeco station to carry the Rythme FM format (other than CJEC-FM Quebec City, which was briefly affiliated with Rythme FM after being sold by Cogeco to another broadcaster). As of October 2014, it still broadcasts two hours a day of jazz music.[5]

In January 2017, the station dropped Rhythme FM and re-branded as Wow 97.1.

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Coordinates: 45°26′34″N 75°43′58″W / 45.44278°N 75.73278°W / 45.44278; -75.73278