CJOS-FM
Broadcast areaOwen Sound
Frequency92.3 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 92.3
Programming
FormatAdult hits
Ownership
OwnerBell Media
(Sale pending to ZoomerMedia)
History
First air date
July 26, 2010
Call sign meaning
CJ Owen Sound (broadcast area)
Technical information
ClassB
ERP9.4 kWs
HAAT214 meters (702 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/bounce/grey-bruce

CJOS-FM (Bounce 92.3) is a Canadian radio station, that broadcasts an adult hits format at 92.3 FM in Owen Sound, Ontario. The station is owned by Bell Media. [1]

History

On May 9, 2008, Larche Communications received approval from the CRTC to operate a new FM radio station at 92.3 MHz in Owen Sound. [2] The CJOS call sign formerly belonged to a religious station in Caronport, Saskatchewan, which ceased broadcasting in 2006.

On June 9, 2010, CJOS received CRTC approval to decrease their effective radiated power from 20,000 watts to 9,400 watts.[3] The station officially signed on the air with a mix of rock music and classic hits as 92.3 The Dock - The Greatest Hits of All Time on July 26, 2010. [4]

On August 9, 2017, Bell Media announced that it would acquire CJOS from Larche Communications.[5] Bell Media received approval from the CRTC on February 14, 2018.[6]

As part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, on May 18, 2021, CJOS dropped its 92.3 The Dock branding, shifted to adult hits, and adopted the Bounce branding.[7]

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 CJOS, which is to be sold to ZoomerMedia.[8]

Previous station called CJOS-FM

A campus community radio station with the CJOS-FM call letters existed from 1995 to 2006 in Caronport, Saskatchewan. The license was granted in 1995 by the CRTC for an English-language station to be funded by Briercrest Bible College, with predominatly religious programming. The station signed on in August 1995. The station ceased broadcasting on April 25, 2006, and the CRTC revoked the license on May 17, 2006 at the request of Briercrest Community Radio Inc. [9] [10]

References

  1. ^ "Licensee Name Search Results | Spectrum Direct | Industry Canada". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-100
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-356
  4. ^ The "Dock" goes on air in Owen Sound July 26th - digitalhome.ca
  5. ^ "Bell Media to Acquire Four Ontario Radio Stations from Larche Communications Inc. – Bell Media". www.bellmedia.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-57, CICZ-FM Midland, CICX-FM Orillia, CJOS-FM Owen Sound and CICS-FM Sudbury – Acquisition of assets, CRTC, February 14, 2018
  7. ^ Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada to New Variety Hits Brand
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-192, Revocation of licence, CRTC, May 17, 2006
  10. ^ "CJOS-FM, Caronport". Broadcasting History. The History fo Canadian Broadcasting. Retrieved February 16, 2024.

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