CIMJ-FM


CIMJ-FM

Infobox Radio Station


city = Guelph, Ontario
name = CIMJ-FM
area = Guelph, Ontario
branding = Magic 106.1
airdate = 1 July 1969
frequency = 106.1 (MHz)
format = hot adult contemporary
class = B
erp = 50 000 watts
owner = Corus Entertainment
website = [http://www.magic106.com/ CIMJ-FM]
former_callsigns = CJOY-FM (original)
CKLA-FM (1975)

CIMJ-FM, or Magic 106.1, is a Canadian radio station based in Guelph, Ontario. Its sister station is CJOY (AM)

History

* 16 May 1968: CRTC approves an application by CJOY Ltd. to operate a new FM station in Guelph. The initial studio and office address is 50 Wyndham Street.
* 1 July 1969: CJOY-FM begins its first broadcasts. It is authorised for 106.1 MHz frequency, 50 000 watts effective radiated power and 75.9 metres (249 ft) antenna height.
* 26 July 1972: CJOY-FM and its associated AM station (CJOY-AM) are authorised to relocate their common offices and studios to 75 Speedvale Avenue East and have remained there since.
* 1975: CJOY-FM calls sign changes to CKLA-FM
* 1977: CJOY Ltd. assumes at least partial ownership of AM station CFTJ in Cambridge.
* 1980: CRTC approves relocation of both the CJOY AM and FM transmitters.
* 28 April 1987: Kawartha Broadcasting Co. Ltd. purchases CJOY Ltd. (CKLA-FM and CJOY-AM), including the associated Galt Broadcasting company which operates the Cambridge station formerly known as CFTJ (whose call sign became CIAM in 1987).
* 1989: CKLA-FM's owners now known as Power Broadcasting.
* 10 July 1992: The station's call letters are now CIMJ-FM, but begins to identify itself as “Magic 106.1 – Today’s Favorites”. The station format changes from easy listening to adult contemporary, featuring music from the 1970s to the 1990s.
* 29 August 1996: CRTC renews CIMJ-FM licence until 2003 ( [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/eng/Decisions/1996/DB96-556.htm Decision CRTC 96-556] )
* 2 June 1995: Station co-founder Wally Slatter dies.
* February 1996: Station co-founder Fred Metcalf dies.
* 24 March 2000: CRTC approves sale of Power Broadcasting radio stations to Corus Radio, including CJOY-AM and CIMJ-FM ( [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2000/DB2000-87.htm Decision CRTC 2000-87] )
* 13 April 2000: Corus purchase of Power Broadcasting radio properties is completed.
* September 2007: Major studio renovations begin in order to continue providing Guelph and Wellington County with the best music, weather, and local news.

References

* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=324&historyID=113 Canadian Communications Foundation: CIMJ-FM history] , accessed 23 July 2006

External links

* [http://www.magic106.com/ CIMJ-FM]
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