WKND 99.5

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WKND 99.5 is a French-language radio station from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Leclerc Communication manages the station. It broadcasts Adult contemporary format at 99.5 MHz frequency on the FM band. It has an adequate radiator power of 8700 watts and uses an omnidirectional antenna on Mount Royal as a class B station. Groupe Musique Greg previously owned the station and was founded by Montreal musician and radio personality Gregory Charles.

The main radio studios are in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Notre-Dame in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River. The station broadcasts interviews, talk shows, entertainment, news, music, sports, live events, traffic, and weather updates. Its transmission can listen to on the radio’s website through live streaming worldwide.

History of WKND 99.5

Since its inception on June 25, 1998, it has had a classical music commercial format. It was Montreal’s first commercially successful classical music station. It was designed in the “Top 40 classics” style of Classic FM in the UK and Radio Classique in France. A company founded by Charles, Groupe Musique Greg would purchase CJPX and its Quebec City sister station CJSQ-FM in December 2014. It was Montreal’s only 24-hour source of mostly classical music, along with some jazz.


WKND 99.5 Montreal

The station is affiliated with the national CBC FM networks, Ici Musique and CBC Music. Around 2009, it shifted to a mix of classical, jazz, adult alternative, and other genres. FM occasionally included a small amount of jazz, movie music, and chansons. The CRTC approved the sale of CJPX FM to Leclerc Communication for $4.89 million on April 3, 2020. The new owner changed the classical music format to an adult contemporary one and rebranded itself as Wknd 99.5 to simulcast with Quebec City’s sister station CJEC FM. On June 15, 2020, Radio-Classique ceased to be broadcast.

Programs

ON PART ÇA D’MÊME! with Mélanie Maynard, Vincent Dessureault, Julien Poirier-Malo – 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
WKND LA SEMAINE with Anne-Marie Withenshaw – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LE PAS PIRE SHOW D’ALEX BARRETTE with Alexandre Barrette, Geneviève Hébert-Dumont – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LA PLAYLIST WKND with Geneviève Hébert-Dumont – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / Friday
LE DÉTOUR with Bryan Audet, Pascal Morrissette, Geneviève Hébert-Dumont et Marc-Antoine Nunez – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
LE STUDIO WKND with Patrick Langlois – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LES SOIRÉES WKND with Annie Major-Matte – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday

LES MATINS WKND – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
LE DOUBLE DÉCOMPTE WKND with Anne-Marie Withenshaw – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
LE ROADTRIP DU WKND with Patrick Langlois – 11 a.m.

Sunday

LE TOP 20 FRANCO WKND with Marc-Antoine Nunez – 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.
LA ZONE NEW COUNTRY with Gabriel Marineau – 11 a.m.
LE ROADTRIP DU WKND with Patrick Langlois – 11 a.m.

Contact Details

Address: 815 boulevard Lebourgneuf, suite 505, Québec, Québec, G2J 0C1
Phone: 418-688-0919
Office: 514-934-0995
On the air: 514-846-0995
Text: 514-667-0995
Email: reception@leclerccommunication.ca
Official Website: http://montreal.wknd.fm/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wknd995
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/wknd919

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