CIKI-FM
Broadcast areaBas-Saint-Laurent
Frequency98.7 MHz (FM)
BrandingÉnergie 98.7
Programming
FormatMainstream rock (French)
AffiliationsÉnergie
Ownership
OwnerBell Media (sale to Arsenal Media pending approval)
CJOI-FM
History
First air date
1988
Call sign meaning
CI RImousKI (broadcast area)
Technical information
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT435.5 meters (1,429 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/energie/energie-rimouski

CIKI-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Rimouski, Quebec.

Owned and operated by Bell Media, it broadcasts on 98.7 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 41,300 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (class C). It also operates a relay, oddly named CIKI-FM-2 (since there is no station or relay with the call sign CIKI-FM-1), in Sainte-Marguerite-Marie, Quebec, near Amqui, on 93.9 MHz using an omnidirectional antenna with an effective radiated power of 750 watts (class A).[1]

Former logo

The station has a mainstream rock format and is part of the "Énergie" network which operates across Quebec. It received CRTC approval in 1986 to broadcast on 104.5 MHz,[2] which was changed to its current frequency at 98.7 FM prior to the station signing on the air.[3] It started operations as a sister station to CFLP (now CJOI-FM 102.9) in 1988.

CIKI logo as NRJ

CIKI initially became part of the Énergie network in 1989, but this affiliation ended in 2001 as then-owner Corus Entertainment ended its agreement with Astral Media (owner of the Énergie network). The station then adopted imaging similar to that of CKOI-FM in Montreal, until the station was, along with four other FM stations, transferred to Astral Media in exchange for six AM stations. Astral Media reintroduced the station in the Énergie network in June 2005, a few weeks after becoming the new owner. The station became part of the new NRJ network in August 2009, with the rest of the Énergie network of stations.

On February 8, 2024, Bell announced a restructuring that included the sale of 45 of its 103 radio stations to seven buyers, subject to approval by the CRTC, including CIKI, which is to be sold to Aresenal Media.[4]

References

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 89-692
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 86-1127
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 87-880
  4. ^ Hudes, Sammy (8 February 2024). "'Not a viable business anymore': Bell Media selling 45 radio stations amid layoffs". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 8 February 2024.

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