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, Inc.
(Sale pending to Group Musique Greg)
Website Radio-Classique Montréal

CJPX-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. Owned and operated by Radio-Classique Montréal, Inc., an independent company 90% owned by Jean-Pierre Coallier, it broadcasts on 99.5 MHz using an omnidirectional antenna on Mount Royal with an effective radiated power of 8,700 watts (class B). Its main studios are located in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Notre-Dame in the Saint Lawrence River.

The station has had a classical music commercial format, since its inception on 25 June 1998.[1] The station is the first successful commercial classical music station in Montreal, following the failure of CJRM-FM in 1968[2] and decades of reluctance since then by the CRTC to allow such a station to go on the air.[3]

In December 2014, it was announced that CJPX and its Quebec City sister station CJSQ-FM would be sold to Groupe Musique Greg, a company founded by Montreal musician and radio personality Gregory Charles, pending CRTC approval. Charles' offer to buy the two stations came in response to rumours that Coallier was looking to retire and sell them.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 97-293 Approval of the 9044-1569 application
  2. ^ Quelques notes chronologiques sur la radio
  3. ^ Suzanne Colpron. "Une licence pour imprimer de l'argent", La Presse, 28 September 1996.
  4. ^ Faguy, Steve. "Gregory Charles agrees to buy Radio Classique from JP Coallier". Retrieved 9 December 2014. 

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