CJCJ-FM
Broadcast areaWoodstock Parish
Frequency104.1 MHz (FM)
BrandingPure Country 104
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
July 1, 1959
Former frequencies
920 kHz (AM) (1959–2001)
Call sign meaning
CJ CJ (former branding)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/purecountry/woodstock

CJCJ-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting from Woodstock, New Brunswick at 104.1 FM. The station is currently owned and operated by Bell Media. The station broadcasts a country format branded as Pure Country 104.

History

CJCJ originally began broadcasting on 920 kHz in July 1959, and moved to FM in the early 2000s.[1] Originally owned by Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Limited, it was acquired in 1991 by Radio One Ltd.[2] In 1999, Radio One was acquired by Telemedia, and in 2002, Telemedia was purchased by Standard Broadcasting. CJCJ was one of the stations that Standard in turn sold to Astral Media.

In 1989, Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd. received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate two low-power AM transmitters at Plaster Rock on 990 kHz (40 watts), and Perth/Andover on 1140 kHz with 40 watts.[3] These transmitters would rebroadcast the programs of CJCJ 920 Woodstock.

In 1998, Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd. received approval from the CRTC to add an FM rebroadcaster at Grand Falls to operate on the frequency of 93.5 MHz.[4] On June 7, 2000, Telemedia Radio Atlantic Ltd. received CRTC approval to add a transmitter for CIKX-FM Grand Falls at Plaster Rock, using the facilities of the CJCJ Woodstock rebroadcasting transmitter, CJCJ-2 Plaster Rock. As a result of the change, the CJCJ rebroadcasters CJCJ-1 Perth/Andover and CJCJ-2 Plaster Rock were deleted.[5]

In May 2009, CJCJ changed its format to hot adult contemporary as CJ104.

In November 2020, the station flipped to country as Pure Country 104.

On February 8, 2024, Bell announced a restructuring that included the sale of 45 of its 103 radio stations to seven buyers, subject to approval by the CRTC, including CJCJ, which is to be sold to the Maritime Broadcasting System.[6]

References

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2001-161
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 91-635
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 89-422
  4. ^ Decision CRTC 98-220
  5. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-186
  6. ^ Hudes, Sammy (8 February 2024). "'Not a viable business anymore': Bell Media selling 45 radio stations amid layoffs". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 8 February 2024.

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