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Coordinates: 45°25′39.1″N 75°41′28.2″W / 45.427528°N 75.691167°W / 45.427528; -75.691167 (CJMJ's broadcast location)

CJMJ-FM
CJMJ Move100.png
Broadcast areaNational Capital Region
Eastern Ontario
Western Quebec
Frequency100.3 MHz (FM) (HD Radio)
BrandingMove 100
Programming
FormatAdult contemporary
SubchannelsHD2: CFRA
HD3: CFGO
Ownership
OwnerBell Media
CFGO, CFRA, CKKL-FM, CJOH-DT, CHRO-TV
History
First air date
August 12, 1991
Call sign meaning
CJ MaJic (former branding)
Technical information
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT291 meters (955 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/move/ottawa

CJMJ-FM (100.3 FM) is a commercial radio station in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The station uses its on-air brand name Move 100, and airs an adult contemporary format. CJMJ is owned by Bell Media, along with three other Ottawa radio stations and two TV stations.

CJMJ's studios and offices are located in the Bell Media Building on George Street in Downtown Ottawa's ByWard Market, while its transmitter is located on the Ryan Tower in Camp Fortune, Quebec, within Gatineau Park.[1]

CJMJ broadcasts in the HD Radio format. Its HD2 subchannel carries the talk programming of sister station CFRA, while co-owned sports station CFGO is heard on an HD3 subchannel.

History

On November 9, 1989, Rawlco Communications, owner of CFGO, was granted a license for a new FM station. Rawlco proposed to use the frequency 92.1 MHz, but that conflicted with CBO-FM, located on 91.5 MHz.[2] On April 5, 1991, Rawlco's application to use the 100.3 MHz frequency was granted.[3] The station's effective radiated power (ERP) would be 80,000 watts.

On August 12, 1991, at 6:25 p.m., the station signed on for the first time, with the official launch the following morning at 6 a.m.[4] The first song on "Majic" was "Do You Believe in Magic" by The Lovin' Spoonful. On March 11, 1992, the station increased its power to 100,000 watts, with a transmitter on the Ryan Tower in Camp Fortune.

CJMJ was acquired by CHUM Limited in 1999.[5] CHUM Ltd. was, in turn, acquired by CTVglobemedia in 2007, and Bell Media in 2011.

Despite the ownership changes, CJMJ's soft adult contemporary format helped it become one of the top stations in Ottawa for most of the 1990s.

In the early 2000s, CJMJ, like most AC stations, moved to a more upbeat direction. Around 2005, CJMJ was overtaken in the ratings by Top 40/CHR outlet CIHT-FM. CJMJ usually is ranked in the Top 5 Anglophone ratings for the Ottawa/Gatineau market according to BBM.

As of 2010, due to increased competition from adult contemporary station CJWL-FM (which leans towards softer content), CJMJ ended its longtime oldies show airing on Sunday mornings and added more upbeat hot AC songs to the playlist. All 1960s music and most 1970s titles have been dropped as of mid-2013. Mediabase and Nielsen BDS report the station on the Canadian AC panel.

On December 27, 2020, as part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, CJMJ rebranded as Move 100, ending almost 30 years of the "Majic" branding. While the station would run jockless for the first week of the format, on-air staff would return on January 4, 2021; otherwise, no other changes are expected at this time.[6]

References

  1. ^ "FCCdata.org - powered by REC". fccdata.org. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) (November 9, 1989). "ARCHIVED - Licence application - Rawlco Communications Ltd., Robert E. Redmond, Standard Radio Inc., Robert Keith Whyte". crtc.gc.ca. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  3. ^ Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) (April 5, 1991). "ARCHIVED - Licence application - Rawlco Communications Ltd". crtc.gc.ca. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  4. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1992 (PDF). pp. A-413. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  5. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2000 (PDF). p. D-531. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  6. ^ "iHeartRadio Canada Launches New National Brand MOVE Radio". Bell Media. December 28, 2020. Retrieved January 24, 2021.