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Montrealers are in for an extraordinary radio season, marked by many new features and an obvious rejuvenation of the voices. Here’s a rundown of the upcoming shows and some suggestions for your ears this fall.

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Mario Girard

Mario Girard
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In the morning

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Credit where credit is due, let’s start with the “locomotives”. At both 98.5 FM and ICI Première, we’ve felt for the past week that the machines are well oiled. On both sides we notice a great stability. Paul Arcand (You have to get up there) and Patrick Masbourian (All in one morning) will therefore continue to offer Montreal listeners solid programs, each in its own way, each with its own rhythm and energy.


ICI premiere presenter Patrick Masbourian

It will still be necessary to take an interest in Paul Houde’s arrival on Friday at around All in one morning. This scholar who never takes himself seriously will also officiate The day (is still young). This is a great catch for ICI Premiere.

The other morning novelty is the new team of Thrust! to energy. With Martin Tremblay, Cathy Gauthier, Rémi-Pierre Paquin and François Pérusse we should start the day on the right foot.

In summary

You have to get up therewith Paul Arcand, surrounded by Luc Ferrandez and Nathalie Normandeau, Catherine Brisson (culture), Pierre-Yves McSween (economy and finance), Alain Crête (sport), Marc Brière (transport), Jonathan Trudeau (political analysis), Jean-François Lépine (international), Esther Morin (newsletter), Bénédicte Lebel (various facts), weekdays at 5:30 a.m., on 98.5 FM.

All in one morningwith Patrick Masbourian, surrounded by Hugo Lavoie (press review), Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau (culture), Roseline Filion (sport), Véronique Mayrand (weather), Yves Desautels (traffic), Chantal Hébert (political analysis) as well as numerous columnist duos, weekdays at 5 :30 p.m., at ICI Premiere.

The morning gangwith Marie-Josée Gauvin, Pierre-François Legendre and Ève Côté (Jean-René Dufort is co-host on Fridays), weekdays at 5:30 p.m. on Rouge FM.

Early riser, with Jeff Boudreault, Stéphane Fallu and Marie-Christine Proulx, weekdays at 5:30 p.m. on Rythme FM.

Comedians stand upwith Martin Cloutier, Billy Tellier, Tammy Verge and Valérie Roberts, weekdays at 5:30 p.m. on CKOI.

The boost!with Martin Tremblay, Cathy Gauthier, Rémi-Pierre Paquin and François Pérusse, weekdays at 5:30 p.m., on Énergie.

Philippe Vincent Foisywith Philippe-Vincent Foisy and his team, weekdays at 6am on QUB Radio (the full QUB Radio lineup will be revealed in a few days).

Lunch in peacewith Olivier Robillard Laveaux, weekdays at 7am, at ICI Musique.

Jean-Charles Lajoie – First Storytellerwith Jean-Charles Lajoie surrounded by Réjean Tremblay, Renaud Lavoie, Denis Coderre and others, weekdays at 6am on BPM Sports 91.9.

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The host is Jean-Philippe Wauthier The day (is still young) for half an hour, just before the Émilie Perreault show, There will always be culture.

From this category, in which we observe many changes, I remember first the program that 98.5 FM entrusts to Luc Ferrandez during the weekday at noon. I like his top notch side that sometimes knows how to be bad boy. Without a reservation replaced Drainville clock. Just thinking about the exchange he will have with Luc Lavoie makes my mouth water.

The other show I’m looking forward to is The day (is still young), with Jean-Philippe Wautier, Olivier Niquet and other collaborators, at ICI Première. I’m excited to see what breath this meeting will take, which takes a flight from Montreal to Ottawa.

It is followed by on the same antennaThere will always be culture, with Emilie Perreault. This new cultural program will take the place of fire The more the merrier, the more we read! We can well imagine the stress of the team.


Luc Ferrandez will host the show Without a reservation Noon at 98.5 FM.

Let’s stay with ICI Première, which has decided to give some energy to its evenings. So we are entitled tell me what you read with Karyne Lefebvre (Tuesdays), The big talks with Stéphane Leclair (Wednesdays) and crazy ideas with Paul Journet and Rose-Aimée Autumn T. Morin (Thursdays). If listening to the radio at 9pm isn’t your habit, tell yourself it will make good podcasts to consume on OHdio.

We also observe a changing of the guard at Rythme, where Marie-Ève ​​Janvier takes over the chair vacated by Julie Bélanger in the morning.

In summary

rhythm at workwith Marie-Ève ​​​​​​Janvier from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (then lunch girlwith Anouk Bélanger, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), on Rythme FM.

Penelope, with Pénélope McQuade, weekdays at 9am, at ICI Première.

The Normandeau Effectwith Nathalie Normandeau, weekdays at 10 p.m., at 98.5 FM.

lunch infowith Alec Castonguay, weekdays at 11:30 am, at ICI Première.

Without a reservationwith Luc Ferrandez surrounded by Marie-Ève ​​Tremblay, Meeker Guerrier, Luc Lavoie, Christian Page and others, on weekdays at 98.5 FM.

Full noonwith Pierre Hébert and Christine Morency, weekdays at 12 noon, on Rouge FM.

The day (is still young)with Jean-Philippe Wautier, Olivier Niquet, Jean-Sébastien Girard, etc., weekdays at 1pm, at ICI Première.

There will always be culturewith Émilie Perreault, weekdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., from September 5, at ICI Première.

Return home


Véronique Cloutier will co-star the homecoming at Rouge FM Véronique and the Fantastic.

I admit, my heart beats between the two… As much as I’m stable in the morning, as much as I’m happily watching my radio in the afternoon. In short, I’m happy to find Patrick Lagacé at 98.5 FM and Annie Desrochers at ICI Première. Depending on the mood of the day, I go from one to the other for my greatest pleasure. Sorry for this faithful infidelity…

On the new site, CKOI is assembling a new team consisting of Marjorie Vallée, Neev and Réal Béland. The return… soon will compete with the other three programs (Rouge, Énergie, Rythme) which also focus on laughter and good humour. We’ll see if that ecosystem gets shattered.

Finally 98.5 FM starts a new cultural program (Backstage) moderated by Catherine Brisson. That a private radio station is setting up a concept dedicated to the world of culture and entertainment is wonderful news.


The host of 15-18at ICI Premiere, Annie Desrochers

In summary

15-18with Annie Desrochers surrounded by Michel C. Auger and Guillaume Bourgault-Côté (politics), Gérald Fillion (economy), Ève Christian (weather), Yves Desautels (traffic), Martin Labrosse (sport), Catherine Richer (culture) and several Columnists and journalists, weekdays at 3pm, at ICI Première.

Quebec nowwith Patrick Lagacé surrounded by Catherine Beauchamp, MC Gilles, Pierre-Yves McSween, Philippe Cantin and other staff, weekdays at 3pm, at 98.5 FM.

Véronique and the Fantasticwith Véronique Cloutier and Pier-Luc Funk, Marie-Lyne Joncas, Rémi-Pierre Paquin, Antoine Vézina, Joël Legendre, Arnaud Soly, Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais, Guillaume Pineault, Phil Roy, Marie-Soleil Michon, Bianca Gervais, etc ., weekdays at 4 p.m., on Rouge FM.

It’s 4 a.m. somewherewith Isabelle Racicot, José Gaudet and Sébastien Benoit, weekdays at 4pm on Rythme FM.

It’s going to the post officewith Sébastien Trudel, Marie-Claude Savard and Mario Tessier, weekdays at 2:55 p.m. on Énergie.

The return… soonwith Marjorie Vallée, Neev and Réal Béland, weekdays at 3 p.m., on CKOI.

Mario Dumontwith Mario Dumont and his team, weekdays at 3:30 p.m. on QUB Radio (full QUB Radio lineup to be announced in a few days).

So Courtauwith Alexandre Courteau, weekdays from 3pm to 5.30pm, at ICI Musique.

The return of the athleteswith Martin Lemay surrounded by Martin Leclerc, Mathias Brunet, François Gagnon and others, weekdays at 3:30 p.m., at BPM Sports 91.9.

BackstageCatherine Brisson, Fridays at 6:30 p.m., at 98.5 FM.



Franco Nuovo will host the weekend shows at ICI Première, replacing Joël Le Bigot.

Who will take Joël Le Bigot’s place? This question was on everyone’s lips last spring. That’s why we’re listening carefully to Franco Nuovo this weekend at ICI Première. And with a keen eye we’ll be watching the competition that will make her Elisabeth Crête and the always hilarious Chantal Lamarre at 98.5 FM.

Paul Houde will not be unemployed for long. In addition to ICI Première, BPM Sports also grabbed it. He directs a new show on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 p.m. There is no doubt that it will enchant many sports enthusiasts.

I have to admit that the show I’m most looking forward to is the one that Marie-Louise Arsenault will be presenting at ICI Première on Saturday at 4pm. The presence of a house band and the range of employees she has gathered around her fascinates me greatly.


The pilot of the show is Jean-Sébastien Girard Johnny BBQa kind of “well cooked” for guests who are not afraid of anything…

I’m also curious to see what atmosphere Jean-Sébastien Girard will create Johnny BBQ, Sunday, 4 p.m., at ICI Première. For the time being, the guests will mainly be comedians, whom he will “grill” with lots of “chickens”. We’ll see if there will be more variety.

Little is known about the show oil on the fire which Rebecca Makonnen will present at ICI Première on Sunday at 6pm, except that she will be mostly surrounded by women: Catherine Ethier, Sophie Fouron, Sarah-Maude Beauchesne, Vanessa Destiné and Christiane Charette. The presence of the latter makes me want to hear it.

I’m still happy to have an aperitif with Claude Saucier and Monique Giroux at the ICI Musique.

In summary

Draw me a morningwith Franco Nuovo, surrounded by Katerine Verebely (culture), Caroline Morin (press review), Kéven Breton (sport), Ève Christian (weather), Bruno Guglielminetti (techno), Alexandre Da Costa (classical music), Stéphane Laporte (mood ticket) and several others, Saturday and Sunday at 7am at ICI Première.

Even on weekendswith Elisabeth Crête surrounded by Chantal Lamarre, Lise Ravary, Valérie Beaudoin (American Politics), Jérémy Rainville (Sports) and other staff, Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. at 98.5 FM.

The Seasons of Franciswith Francis Reddy, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m., at ICI Musique.

Until next weekwith Philippe Lagüe, Saturdays at 11am, at ICI Première.

facts firstwith Alain Gravel, on Saturday afternoon, at ICI Première.

Desautels on Sundaywith Michel Desautels, Sundays at 10am, at ICI Première.

In Orbitwith Claudine Prévost, Saturdays at 2 p.m., at ICI Musique.

Everything can happenwith Marie-Louise Arsenault, surrounded by Jean-Philippe Cipriani, Anne Dorval, Nicolas Pham, Irdens Exantus, Raed Hammoud, Mathieu Bélisle, Manal Drissi and Martine St-Victor, and Paul Charles and his musicians, starting at 4am on Saturday September 10, at ICI Premiere.

Johnny BBQwith Jean-Sébastien Girard, Sundays at 4 p.m., at ICI Première.

Free songswith Monique Giroux, Sundays at 4 p.m., at ICI Musique.

It is so goodwith Claude Saucier, Saturdays at 4 p.m., at ICI Musique.

oil on the firewith Rebecca Makonnen and staff, Sundays at 6 p.m. at ICI Première.

Minotane!with Samian, Saturdays at 9pm, at ICI Musique.

The Sports Weekends by Paul Houdewith Paul Houde and his team, Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m., at BPM Sports 91.9.

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