CHLX To Join Rythme FM Network
July 14, 2014 at 4:47 AM (PT)
RNC MEDIA French-language Smooth AC-Classical-Jazz CHLX (PLANÈTE 97,1)/GATINEAU-OTTAWA will flip to French Hot AC using COGECO DIFFUSION's RYTHME FM format under license, starting AUGUST 25th.
RNC President/CEO RAYNALD BRIÈRE said, "By combining the RYTHME FM brand, the vigour of its team and its popular personalities, we offer the people of OUTAOUAIS a new choice in radio. Listeners will benefit from a different programming, which has been proven to excel elsewhere in QUÉBEC. We want to offer the best product for both the audience and our advertisers."
COGECO DIFFUSION President/CEO RICHARD LACHANCE added, "In recent years, the people of OUTAOUAIS have shown interest in having a RYTHME FM station. That day has arrived! If this is great news for the listeners and for RYTHME FM. Its network is expanding into one of the most significant in the region of QUÉBEC."
RYTHME FM airs at present on CFGL/MONTREAL, CFGE/SHERBROOKE, CJEB/TROIS-RIVIÉRES, and CIME/SAINT-JÉRÔME, QC. ATTRACTION RADIO's CKRS/SAGUENAY plans to join the network pending CRTC approval of an increase in music hours for the station.