Quebec City, Quebec
Owner: Genex Communications (sale pending to Radio Nord Communications)
ADDRESS: 1134 Grande-Allée Ouest, Québec,QC, G1S 1E5
PHONE: (418) 687-9810
CHOI-FM is the most popular radio station in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It is known in the area as Radio X and broadcasts in the French language.
Much of the station's popularity is due to its criticism of the area's left-of-center political leanings and it has been a frequent target of activists and politicians; in fact, it is the only right-wing radio station in the city. As a result of its frequent airing of Offensive remarks, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled in July 2004 that the station be shut down on August 31, 2004, when its license would expire. 50,000 people marched through the streets of Quebec City on July 22, 2004, to support the station. On August 10, 2004, 5,000 fans protested at the nation's capital to support the station. On August 11, 2004, CHOI filed an appeal in federal court. The CRTC and the federal government allowed the station to continue operations after expiration of its license as long as court procedures were in process.
The court ruled against CHOI on September 1, 2005, ordering that the station shut down within 20 days unless it contests the decision in the Supreme Court, an act the station proceeded with. The Supreme Court has not yet heard the case as of the current date.