Montreal (northern suburbs & city's north end)
|Branding||CIME 103,9 et 101,3|
|Slogan||La Couleur Musicale des Laurentides|
|Frequency||103.9 MHz (FM)|
|Repeater(s)||CIME-FM-1 102.9 MHz, Val-Morin|
CIME-FM-2 101.3 MHz, Mont-Tremblant
|First air date||March 25, 1977|
|Format||hot adult contemporary (French)|
|ERP||11,700 watts (average)|
39,300 watts (peak)
|HAAT||180.2 meters (591 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||CIME (French word for mountain peak)|
|Affiliations||Rythme FM (2012-2016)|
(Diffusion Métromédia CMR Inc.)
Owned and operated by Cogeco, it broadcasts on 103.9 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 11,700 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 39,300 watts (class C1).
The station has an adult top 40 format under the CIME branding and is part of the Rythme FM network which operates across much of Quebec. Unlike others Rythme FM stations, which all identifies as Rythme FM, the station kept its CIME branding; however, the station adopted the tri-oval shaped logo typical of all Rythme FM stations.
The station also operates two rebroadcasters : a low-power one (CIME-FM-1) in Val-Morin, on 102.9 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 4 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 14 watts (class LP), and a stronger one (CIME-FM-2) in Mont-Tremblant, on 101.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 800 watts (class B) using an omnidirectional antenna.
CIME-FM opened on March 25, 1977, and originally had a middle of the road format, which gradually evolved over time to a more traditional hot adult contemporary format and currently it is an adult contemporary station.
CIME-FM was originally located in Sainte-Adèle, about 70 kilometres north of Montreal, and had a 50,000 watts omnidirectional signal on 99.5 MHz. The station moved to Saint-Jérôme in mid-1998, at the same time that it moved to 103.9 MHz and inaugurated its 101.3 MHz relay (the smaller 102.9 MHz one was operational since the beginning). These changes in frequencies were a result of a deal to allow the 99.5 MHz to be used in Montreal for the new CJPX-FM. As a result, CIME-FM can only be heard now in parts of Montreal itself, but has a better coverage in their targeted area (the Laurentides region).
The station is especially famous or infamous (depending on the point of view) for its now-discontinued practices of airing subliminal messages intended to induce relaxation at night  and using a system of audio tones as a mosquito repellent.
On December 17, 2010, the CRTC approved the sale of most of Corus Entertainment's radio stations in Quebec, including CIME-FM, to Cogeco. The sale closed February 1, 2011, and by August 2011, the station adopted the Rythme FM logo on CIME-FM; however the CIME branding and hot adult contemporary stayed because of the adult contemporary format already heard on nearby flagship and sister station CFGL-FM Laval. As a result, programming is different, save for majority of nighttime programming, which largely simulcasts CFGL-FM.
On August 22, 2016, the station quitted the Rythme FM network and adopted a new slogan: "La Couleur Musicale des Laurentides".
- CIME (official website)
- Decision CRTC 86-435
- Decision CRTC 97-292
- CIME-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CIME-FM