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City St. Boniface, Manitoba
Broadcast area Winnipeg, Manitoba
Branding Envol91
Frequency 91.1 MHz FM (1991-current)
101.5 (1989-1991)
First air date June 24, 1989
Format community radio
ERP 61,000 watts
HAAT 223 meters
Class C1
Owner La Radio Communautaire du Manitoba Inc.
For information on the former CKXL-AM in Calgary, Alberta, see CJAQ-FM.

CKXL-FM is a community owned French-language radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that broadcasts on the FM band at a frequency of 91.1 FM. The station's studio is located in Winnipeg's St. Boniface district, where it is licensed. It broadcasts a public radio format that it is 80% Manitoba content.

It was started by La Radio Communautaire du Manitoba Inc. in 1989.

CKXL broadcasts from the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (CCFM) in St. Boniface.


CKXL first went on the air on June 24, 1989 on the 101.5 FM frequency, with a temporary license.[1] It owned a mobile broadcast unit which travelled throughout the French communities of Manitoba during the summer of 1989. The mobile unit had a low power transmitter with an eight-mile radius. During this trial run, Winnipeggers were able to listen to CKXL on June 30, July 1 and during Folklorama '89.[2]

It received a permanent license from the CRTC and moved to 91.1 FM on October 21, 1991.[3] CKXL broadcasts at 61,000 watts from the Starbuck Communications Tower.[4][5]

Noted writer Laurent Poliquin has been a host on the station since 2002.


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 89-318
  2. ^ Taylor, Gloria (1989-06-25). "Move over CBC: New French radio station makes debut". Winnipeg Free Press Weekly (south edition). pp. 1, 4. 
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 90-927
  4. ^ Taylor, Gloria (October 13, 1991). "New kid on the air: St. Boniface's fledgling French radio station to ride the airwaves with emphasis on entertainment, community". Winnipeg Free Press Weekly (south edition). 
  5. ^ "CCFM - Who We Are". Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM). Archived from the original on September 19, 2007. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 

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Coordinates: 49°46′15″N 97°30′37″W / 49.77083°N 97.51028°W / 49.77083; -97.51028