CIBL-FM opened in 1980 and operates under a community radio licence. It identifies itself as "Radio-Montréal". It originally operated on 104,5 MHz with 16 watts from the top of one of the pyramids of Montreal's olympic village and it's target audience at that time was the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district. Its antenna and transmitter are now located on the olympic stadium and its signal covers the whole city since 1991. It's also known as a launch pad for several artists and radio personalities such as the late French language humor group Rock et Belles Oreilles and Télé-Québec's Marie-France Bazzo. One of its former general managers, Line Beauchamp, is the Jean Charest Liberal government's minister of cultural affairs.