Radio X: Quebec Metropolis station has lengthy thrived on controversy


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However what’s Radio X, the station on the centre of the controversy?

In the event you fiddle with the radio dial in Quebec Metropolis, you may decide up indicators from New England and even New York. Some right-wing, populist stations come via clear sufficient to make out Democrat-bashing, Trump-loving hosts signalling their displeasure with preventive enterprise shutdowns.

Flip the dial to 98.1, CHOI Radio X, and also you’ll hear an analogous message: libertarian-leaning hosts with an affinity for populist leaders, together with U.S. President Donald Trump, bashing the federal government and railing towards measures designed to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus.

Most just lately, the station supplied its airwaves to conspiracy theorists who insist Invoice Gates, and 5G towers, are behind the coronavirus or who subscribe to QAnon, the nameless on-line preacher who says Trump is preventing a cabal of satanist pedophiles for management of the US.