City Quebec City, Quebec
Broadcast area Capitale-Nationale
Branding 107,5 Rouge FM
Slogan Toute la musique, une couleur
Frequency 107.5 MHz (FM)
First air date July 22, 1982
Format adult contemporary
ERP 37,000 watts
HAAT 429.5 meters (1,409 ft)
Class C1
Callsign meaning Disambiguation of sister station CITE-FM Montreal
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio)
Sister stations CHIK-FM

CITF-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Quebec City, Quebec.

Owned and operated by Bell Media, it broadcasts on 107.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 37,000 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna. The station's transmitter is located at Mount Bélair.

The station has an adult contemporary format since 1990 and is part of the Rouge FM network which operates across Quebec and Eastern Ontario.

CITF-FM started operations on July 22, 1982 as a sister station to the now-defunct CKCV 1280 with a beautiful music format. The latter closed in September 1990, as part of a failed attempt of Telemedia (then owner of both stations) to buy CHRC 800, as at the time owners were limited to only one AM station and one FM station per market. (Even though the purchase of CKCV was denied by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), that station remained dark.)

longtime RockDétente-era logo; used from 2004 until August 2011

Up until 1990, CITF-FM had a beautiful music format. The station switched to adult contemporary music in 1990 and the station was renamed "CITF Rock-Détente".

In 2004, Astral Media revamped the Rock Détente network with a new logo. This resulted in "CITF Rock-Détente" being renamed to simply "107,5 RockDétente". As such, the station no longer publicly uses its callsign (although the callsign was resurrected as station identification in 2011).

CITF-FM is programmed locally with their own staff, personalities and playlist, independent from the rest of the Rouge FM network. On August 18, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. EDT, the station ended its longtime 21-year run with the RockDétente branding. All RockDétente stations, including CITF-FM, rebranded as Rouge FM. On CITF-FM, the last song under the RockDétente branding was Salut les amoureux by Joe Dassin, followed by a tribute of the branding. Being locally programmed, it was the only station not to sign off the RockDétente branding with Pour que tu m'aimes encore by Celine Dion. The first song under Rouge FM was I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas. As a Rouge FM station, CITF-FM remains locally programmed, aside from a few network programs it carries.

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Coordinates: 46°49′22″N 71°29′41″W / 46.82278°N 71.49472°W / 46.82278; -71.49472

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