MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 11, 2014) - RNC Media inc. and Cogeco Diffusion Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of COGECO Inc. (TSX:CGO), are very proud to have reached an agreement allowing the people of the Outaouais region to also enjoy Rythme FM. Following the agreement between the two companies, CHLX 97.1 will become a Rythme FM station. As of Monday, August 25, Outaouais will be tuning into Rythme FM 97.1, le rythme de L'Outaouais.

Music and programming; everything that made the Rythme FM brand what it is today will definitely be on the agenda. Rythme FM 97.1 listeners will have the pleasure to tune in to the most recognised and popular Québec personalities. At noon, the incomparable duo of Mitsou Gélinas and Sébastien Benoit will play what listeners want to hear. On the drive Véronique Cloutier will entertain listeners and keep the residents company. Whether you're on one side of the nation's capital or the other, make sure not to miss Le Vero Show.

"By combining the Rythme FM brand, the vigour of its team and its popular personalities, we offer the people of Outaouais a new choice in radio. Listeners will benefit from a different programming, which has been proven to excel elsewhere in Québec. We want to offer the best product for both the audience and our advertisers, "said Raynald Brière President and Chief Executive Officer of RNC Media inc.

Richard Lachance, President and CEO of Cogeco Diffusion Inc. states that a market in Outaouais is inevitable. "In recent years, the people of Outaouais have shown interest in having a Rythme FM station. That day has arrived! If this is great news for the listeners and for Rythme FM. Its network is expanding into one of the most significant in the region of Québec. "

In the fall Rythme FM 97.1 will be launching in Outaouais. Tune in to Rythme FM on Monday, August 25th at Rythme FM 97.1, le rythme de l'Outaouais.


COGECO Diffusion, a wholly owned subsidiary of COGECO Inc. (TSX:CGO), owns and operates, across most of Québec, thirteen (13) radio stations offering various and complementary radio programs serving a wide range of audiences. It also owns COGECO Nouvelles, the most important private news radio agency in Québec. COGECO Diffusion also operates COGECO Métromédia, an advertising representation house specialized in the public transit sector.

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Programmation de Rythme FM

Sylvain Legare
Directeur des promotions et communications
(450) 664-4647 p. 2121