CJOI-FM
Broadcast areaBas-Saint-Laurent
Frequency102.9 MHz (FM)
Branding102,9 Rouge
Programming
FormatAdult contemporary (French)
Ownership
Owner
CIKI-FM
History
First air date
May 21, 1978
Technical information
ClassB
ERP33,600 watts
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/rouge-fm/rouge-fm-rimouski

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

Owned and operated by Bell Media, it broadcasts on 102.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 33,600 watts (class B) using an omnidirectional antenna.

The station has an adult contemporary format and is a member of the "Rouge FM" (formerly RockDétente) network since June 2005, when a deal was made to transfer ownership of some stations between Corus and Astral. Originally a Corus station, CJOI is now owned by Astral Media.

Originally known as CFLP when it opened in 1978 as an AM station on 1000 kHz (and identified itself as "Radio Mille"), the station moved to the FM band in late 2000, due to serious problems in nighttime coverage resulting from a very directional signal necessary to protect WMVP in Chicago, Illinois. The station switched its call sign when it moved to FM and changed its format from talk to adult contemporary (and abandoned its Radiomédia affiliation).[1]

On August 18, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. EDT, all "RockDétente" stations, including CJOI, rebranded as Rouge FM. The last song under "RockDétente" was "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" by Celine Dion, followed by a tribute of the branding. The first song under "Rouge" was "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas.

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 CJOI, which is to be sold to Arsenal Media.[2]

References

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-131
  2. ^ 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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