Quebec – what have in common Claude Rajotte, Sormany, Catherine Lachaussée and Michel Labrecque Pierre? They are all past a day either by CKRL in Quebec radio.
This iconic station unveiled Thursday the contents of its 40th spring celebrations. An all the more meritorious birthday that she is the first francophone community radio to have been founded in the world. It was February 15, 1973, four years before the advent of the free radios in France.
Today located in the heart of the Limoilou district in lower Quebec City, the station however issued its first sounds at Laval University. The musical chronicler Denys Lelièvre was the animation. And 40 years later, he still talks about music on its waves.
For him, CKRL, it is “the originality, research at all costs” and “the spirit of curiosity and discovery.
The station, says, was among the first to speak with us of important artists as Renaud and Pierre Lapointe. It program also broadcasts of cultural news in other neglected areas, such as literature or the Visual arts.
An actress in the animation of the morning
Despite his enthusiasm, Mr. Lelièvre sees the opportunity to reflect on the role of the station in the landscape being invested by the new media and Web radios in this 40th anniversary.
In the meantime, CKRL continues to play a role of club-school traditional media and Radio-Canada in particular. In addition to the above names Sébastien Bovet, Alexandra Diaz, Matthieu Dugal, Anne-Josée Cameron, Michèle Boisvert, Patrick White and Hugues Poulin are all is heard on the radio station.
And that’s not counting the many artists, intellectuals and enthusiasts of all kind who contributed. It was also announced Thursday that the new morning show would be entrusted to an actress well known in the world of the theatre in the capital, Caroline Stephenson.
The 40th festivities will take the form of a cocktail of funding (February 4) and a big party 15. The main activity of the station – the traditional radiothon funding – will take place about him between the two events.