Infobox Radio station
name = CKXL-FM
St. Boniface, Manitoba
branding = Envol91
June 24, 1989
frequency = 91.1 MHz FM (1991-current)
format = Public broadcasting
erp = 61,000 watts
owner = La Radio Communautaire du Manitoba Inc.
webcast = mms://184.108.40.206:9191/envol
website = http://www.envol91.mb.ca/
affiliations = :"For information on the former CKXL-AM in
Calgary, Alberta, see CKIS-FM."CKXL is a community owned French-language radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadathat broadcasts on the FM band at a frequency of 91.1 FM. The station's studio is located in the St. Bonifacedistrict of the city and broadcasts a public radio format that it is 80% Manitoba content.
It was started by "La Radio Communautaire du Manitoba Inc." in 1989.
CKXL broadcasts from the
Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre(CCFM) in St. Boniface.
CKXL first went on the air on
June 24, 1989on the 101.5 FM frequency, with a temporary license. It owned a mobile broadcast unit which travelled throughout the French communities of Manitoba during the summer of 1989. The mobile unit had a low power transmitter with an 8-mile radius. During this trial run, Winnipeggers were able to listen to CKXL on June 30, July 1 and during Folklorama '89. [cite news | last = Taylor | first = Gloria | title = Move over CBC: New French radio station makes debut | pages = 1, 4 | language = English | publisher = Winnipeg Free Press Weekly (south edition) | date = 1989-06-25]
It received a permanent license from the CRTC and moved to 91.1 FM on
October 21, 1991. CKXL broadcasts at 61,000 watts from the "Starbuck Communications Tower". [cite news |first= Gloria |last= Taylor |title= New kid on the air: St. Boniface's fledgling French radio station to ride the airwaves with emphasis on entertainment, community
publisher= Winnipeg Free Press Weekly (south edition)|page= |date=
October 13, 1991] [cite web | title = CCFM - Who We Are | publisher = Centre culturel franco-manitobain(CCFM) | url = http://www.ccfm.mb.ca/english/whowe_en.htm | accessdate = 2006-09-20 ]
In late 2007 they added Dolby Pro Logic encoding to their signal.
CKXL personalities current and past
Andre Boucher, CKXL station manager (1991–?)
Christian LarocheCKXL morning person (1991–?)
CRTC License related
* [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/decisions/2001/DB2001-84.htm CRTC Decision 2001-84 - 2001-2007 Renewal]
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