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CITE-FM-1
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City of license Sherbrooke, Quebec
Broadcast area Estrie
Branding "RockDétente 102,7"
Frequency 102.7 MHz
Repeaters 94.5 MHz, Sherbrooke
Format adult contemporary
ERP 100 kW
Class C1
Owner Astral Media
Website Rock Détente 102,7 FM

CITE-FM-1 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Owned and operated by Astral Media, it broadcasts on 102.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna. While that signal gives the station an impressive coverage, thanks to the transmitter's location on Mount Orford, it also suffers from severe deficiencies in downtown Sherbrooke, and as a result the station also operates a low-power relay there, CITE-FM-2, which broadcasts on 94.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts, also using an omnidirectional antenna.

The station has an adult contemporary format, and is part of the RockDétente network which operates across Quebec and Eastern Ontario.

Although the station's call sign suggests it is a relay of CITE-FM in Montreal, it is not actually a relay and programs from Montreal are not more common than on other Rock Détente stations (which have independent call signs). The reason for this irregular call sign is unclear. There is no known record among CRTC decisions suggesting that CITE-FM-1 was ever a full-time relay of CITE-FM in Montreal, or that the proportion of programming coming from Montreal was ever higher than for other Rock Détente stations.

Anecdotal observations suggest that a modest but still noticeable number of Montreal-area listeners listen to the Sherbrooke Rock Détente station instead of the Montreal one. Since it is highly plausible that some of these listeners report ambiguously their listening in BBM diaries, as a result their listening to the Sherbrooke station would be assigned as per BBM rules to the Montreal Rock Détente station, which might explain the former station retaining its unusual call sign.

CITE-FM-1 started as CHLT-FM in the early 1960s, as it was created as a sister station to CHLT-AM (now known as 107.7 CHLT since that station moved to the FM band), also in Sherbrooke. Since early 2005, they are no longer sister stations, as CHLT is now owned by Corus Entertainment. CITE-FM-1 was briefly known as CITE-FM in 1977, just before CITE-FM in Montreal started to broadcast.

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