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NRJ (previously known as
énergie) is a network of French-language
contemporary hit radio outlets
broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec and portions of eastern Ontario, in Eastern Canada. They offer a
personality-driven mix of francophone and anglophone pop hits and cutting-edge programs, catering
to a young adult audience. Although the flagship station is CKMF-FM Montreal, the 10 stations in the network
usually have their own talent for each of their own markets. They
are owned by Astral
The énergie network's previous logo
Most, but not all, NRJ stations broadcast in the same markets as
Astral's adult contemporary network RockDétente.
On July 6, 2009, Astral Media and European group NRJ Radio announced a deal
to rebrand the Énergie network as "NRJ", effective August 24. (The
French pronunciations of "NRJ" and "énergie" are nearly identical.)
Astral will retain full ownership of the stations.
logo, available on Sirius
Astral also programs a satellite radio channel, currently
branded as Énergie2, for broadcast on
and Sirius Satellite Radio, on
channel 89. This channel offers essentially the same format as the
terrestrial network, and is hosted by Richard Fortin and Nicolas
Wilson. It is not yet clear if the satellite channel will be
included in the "NRJ" rebranding.
For the network, the Astral Media IDs usually use the jingle
packages from sister classic rocker CHOM-FM Montreal, as well as mainstream
rockers CJAY-FM in Calgary and 100.3 The Bear in Edmonton rather than Astral's jingle packages
used on the hot AC-formatted Virgin Radio stations and top 40 stations Vibe 98.5 in Calgary and Hot 103 in Winnipeg.