Broadcast areaPeace River Regional District
Frequency890 kHz (AM)
BrandingPure Country 890
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
First air date
December 15, 1947
Call sign meaning
CJ Dawson Creek (broadcast area)
Technical information
Power10,000 watts
WebcastListen Live

CJDC is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 890 AM in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The station, owned by Bell Media, airs a country format. CJDC broadcasts with a power of 10,000 watts day and night and uses a non-directional antenna daytime, and a two-tower directional antenna nighttime, to protect Class-A clear-channel stations KBBI Homer, Alaska and WLS Chicago, Illinois.


The station was launched on December 15, 1947 by local broadcaster Radio Station CJDC (Dawson Creek, BC) Ltd. as an affiliate of the CBC's Trans-Canada Network, broadcasting on 1350 AM. In 1959, the company also launched CJDC-TV, a CBC Television affiliate, and changed its corporate name to CJDC Ltd. At a later date, the corporate name was changed to Mega Communications.

The station adopted its current frequency of 890 AM in 1986,[1] and added a rebroadcaster on 92.7 FM at Tumbler Ridge in 1988 with the callsign CJDC-1-FM.[2]

The stations were sold to Okanagan Skeena Broadcasters in 1997, to Telemedia in 1999. Telemedia was later taken over by Standard Radio in 2002, and most of Standard's assets, including the CJDC stations, were in turn acquired by Astral in 2007, and were sold to Bell Media in 2013.

On May 28, 2019, as part of a country-wide format reorganization by Bell, CJDC rebranded as Pure Country 890.[3]

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 CJDC, which is to be sold to Vista Radio.[4]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 86-628
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 88-854
  3. ^ Bell Media Rebrands 13 Canadian Country Stations As Pure Country
  4. ^ 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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