English-language Media in Montreal

Information about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available in Montreal…

There are many options for those seeking English-speaking radio stations and television channels, as well as print publications, when living in Montreal.

Television

The majority of local television broadcasts are in French but there are some English local broadcasts:

  • CBC Montreal: Local branch of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Local and national news, events and interviews
  • CTV News Montreal: Local, national and international news programs
  • Global Montreal: News, chat shows and a selection of popular Canadian and US TV series
  • City TV Montreal: A selection of chat shows, game shows, interviews and popular TV series

Most of the national Canadian channels are accessible via the local cable and satellite network providers, and a wide variety of channels are available through Videotron and Bell, the two main cable and satellite providers in the region.

Radio

Montreal has a good range of English-language radio stations and many of the Francophone population listen to English-language stations in order to have a more varied music selection. Some of the popular stations are listed below:

  • CBC Radio One: Broadcast nationwide with a selection of commercial-free information programs in addition to local and national news
  • Virgin Radio 96FM: Up-to-date music and regular competitions along with local and international news
  • Chom 97.7FM: Plays mostly rock music
  • The Beat 92.5FM: A selection of popular music along with regular competitions, news and interviews

Radio on the Internet

Increasingly, radio stations are streaming their broadcasts on the Internet. It is possible to listen by simply clicking a link on the station's website without the need for downloading extra software.

  • A full list of online radio stations throughout the world can be found on Radio Locator
  • Another source of streaming radio stations from around the world is Mike's Radio
  • A directory of thousands of online TV and radio stations can be found at Streema
  • Another popular source of commercial free music in Canada and the US is Slacker Radio, which can be played on a computer or smart phone app

Print Media

The only English-language daily newspaper for Montreal is the Montreal Gazette. However, there are several weekly and monthly English-language local papers:

Student publications

  • McGill Tribune: Independent campus newspaper published by the University Student Society
  • The Concordian: Independent weekly student news from Concordia University
  • The Link: Independent newspaper by and for the students of Concordia University
  • The Bull & Bear: Magazine about McGill University campus affairs, issues and discussions