is the official radio station of Université de Montréal. It is student-run on a volunteer basis and can be heard in Montreal, Canada, and its outlying regions, or by internet users around the world through live-streaming technology (Flash only). A great variety of shows are broadcast daily in the French language.
As early as 1970, Université de Montréal students developed the idea of a French college radio station. In 1980, a requested feasibility study gave place to recommendations for a potential radio broadcasting school. At noon on October 7, 1985, CISM broadcast its first radio show over the university´s campus. In July 1990, CISM gained its FM broadcast permit from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Then, on March 14, 1991, CISM´s broadcasting antenna (located atop Mount Royal) was boosted to 10,000 watts. With a broadcasting radius of 70 km, CISM is now the world´s largest French-language college radio station.
Broadcast area Greater Montreal area
Branding CISM 89,3 FM -- la marge
Frequency 89.3 MHz
First air date March 14, 1991
Format campus radio
ERP 10 kW
Callsign meaning Communication Information Sur la Montagne
Owner Communication du Versant Nord inc. (non-profit organisation)