WYUL

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WYUL
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City Chateaugay, New York
Broadcast area Greater Montreal and Massena, New York/Cornwall, Ontario
Branding 94-7 Hits FM
Frequency 94.7 MHz (FM)
Format CHR
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 137 meters
Class C2
Transmitter coordinates 44°46′56.00″N 74°13′09.00″W / 44.7822222°N 74.2191667°W / 44.7822222; -74.2191667Coordinates: 44°46′56.00″N 74°13′09.00″W / 44.7822222°N 74.2191667°W / 44.7822222; -74.2191667
Callsign meaning WYUL (Airport code for Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport)
Owner Martz Communications Group
(Cartier Communications)
Sister stations WICY, WVNV
Webcast Listen Live
Website 947hits.com

WYUL (94.7 FM, "94-7 Hits FM") is a Top 40 formatted radio station licensed in Chateaugay, New York.

Though the station serves nearby communities in the North Country (including Malone and Massena), it primarily targets the larger market of Montreal, Quebec. Its city-grade signal reaches the southwestern portion of Greater Montreal, while its C2 class signal covers most of Montreal proper. To that end, WYUL's current slogan is "Montreal's Hottest Music". It also targets Cornwall, Ontario and Hawkesbury, Ontario.

Its competitors are CKBE (92.5 The Beat), CJFM-FM (Virgin Radio 96), CKMF-FM (Énergie) and CKOI-FM; all of which are Montreal stations. WYUL's signal in Montreal is more difficult to tune than most of its competitors (due to its transmitter location near Titus Mountain in the Town of Malone, approximately 110 km (68 mi) southwest of Montreal).

The station was originally a rebroadcast station on top 40 WYSX Ogdensburg, New York until 2002, when the station segued to its own branding and format. WYUL's sister stations are WVNV 96.5 and WICY, both licensed in Malone. In addition, WYUL increased its effective radiated power to 50,000 watts. WYUL became Montreal's first English-language contemporary hit radio station since 1991, when CHTX 990 Hits) became CKIS (that station is still in operation as CKGM) and CJFM-FM's flip from contemporary hit radio to adult top 40 at that time.

As a U.S.-based station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, WYUL is exempt from Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission regulations regarding Canadian content and the language of broadcast. Though it primarily broadcasts in English, this allows the station to accept French-language advertising, which is not permitted on Canadian-licensed English-language stations. A side effect of this status is that BBM Canada does not measure WYUL's audience.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, Brendan (February 16, 2014). "Bilingualism from across the border". The Gazette. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2018. 

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