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Broadcast area Montreal, Quebec
Branding "Radio-classique Montréal"
Slogan "La radio des classiques." (The radio station of the classics.)
Frequency 99.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1998
Format Orchestral music/Jazz/Chanson
ERP 8700 watts
HAAT 296.3 meters (972 ft)
Class Class B
Owner Group Musique Greg
Website www.radioclassique.ca

CJPX-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. Owned and operated by Groupe Musique Greg, fronted by Montreal musician and radio personality Gregory Charles, 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.

CJPX-FM's logo, used until 2015.

The station had a classical music commercial format at its inception on 25 June 1998.[1] The station was 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] It was conceived in the 'Top 40 classics' style of Radio-Classique in France, or Classic FM in the UK.

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 Charles. Charles' offer to buy the two stations came in response to rumours that former owner Jean-Pierre Coallier was looking to retire and sell them.[4]

The station has since gone to a variety orchestral music/jazz/chanson format,[5] similar to Radio-Canada's Ici Musique (heard locally on CBFX-FM).

In 2015, retired former Le Téléjournal news anchor Bernard Derome joined the station as a morning host.[6] Other personalities include Charles, Marie-Ève Lamonde, François Paré and Marc Hervieux, plus Béatrice Zacharie and Jasmin Hains, both broadcasting from CJSQ-FM in Quebec City.[7]


  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.
  5. ^ http://www.radioclassique.ca/emissions/
  6. ^ "Bernard Derome, animateur matinal". Le Journal de Montréal, October 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Fagstein: "Radio Classique relaunches, hires Bernard Derome as new morning man", October 23, 2015.

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