|Slogan||Les + gros hits|
Bell Media Radio|
|Énergie (1988-2009), NRJ (2009-2015)|
Énergie is a Canadian radio network of French-language contemporary hit radio outlets broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec and portions of eastern Ontario, in Eastern Canada. They offer a personality-driven mix of francophone and anglophone classic rock and alternative rock songs, catering to a young adult audience. Although the flagship station is CKMF-FM Montreal, the 10 stations in the network usually have their own talent and format for each of their own markets. They are owned by Bell Media.
In December 1988, Énergie was created.
In 2006, Astral Media programmed a satellite radio channel, branded as Énergie2, for broadcast on Sirius Canada and Sirius Satellite Radio, on channel 89. This channel offered essentially the same format as the terrestrial network, and was hosted by Richard Fortin and Nicolas Wilson. However, the Énergie brand was entirely discarded in September 2010, as Sirius Canada acquired the channel, dropped the English artists and renamed it as Latitude franco.
On 6 July 2009, Astral Media and European NRJ Group announced a deal to rebrand the Énergie network as "NRJ", effective 24 August. (The French pronunciations of "NRJ" and "énergie" are nearly identical.) Astral retained full ownership of the stations.
For the network, the Astral Media IDs usually use Astral's rock jingles from rock stations rather than Astral's jingle packages used on the contemporary hit radio stations such as CIBK-FM in Calgary or CHSU-FM in Kelowna.
On 17 August 2015, the network announced that it would rebrand itself back as Énergie, starting on 24 August.
Old Énergie2 logo from 2006 until 2010. Before available on Sirius.
- Pre-2009: Monte le son
- 2009–2011: Méchante radio (primary)
- 2009–2011: Des hits qui arrachent (secondary)
- 2011–2012: La radio des hits
- 2012–2015 : La radio de tous les hits
- 2015-2017 : Toujours en tête
- 2017-present : Les + gros hits
- NRJ is the new signature of Energie, the number one radio network in Quebec, Astral Media press release, 6 July 2009
- Ta station Énergie devient... ta station NRJ!, 6 July 2009
- NRJ devient Énergie. Infopresse, 17 August 2015.