CJLA-FM

CJLA-FM, WOW 104.9, Lachute

Cogeco Inc.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CJLA-FM
2018
104.9
3,000
Cogeco Media Inc.
CJLA-FM
2007
104.9
3,000
RNC Media
CJLA-FM
1990
104.9
3,000
Radio Nord Inc.
CJLA-FM
1988
104.9
3,000
Radio Fusion Inc. / Jean-Pierre Major and Daniel Major (50% each).
CJLA-AM
1985
639
500/1,000
Guy Vaillancourt’s Radio Lachute (1980) Inc. / Radio Lachute (Mirabel) Inc.
CJLA-AM
1974
630
500/1,000
Guy Vaillancourt’s Radio Lachute (1980) Inc.
1973

On March 14, Robert De La Durantaye representing a company to be incorporated was awarded a licence for a new AM station at Lachute. The station would broadcast on 630 kHz with power of 500 watts day /1,000 watts night (directional). Dr. Zoel Saindon, Mayor of Lachute had a substantial ownership interest in the company.

 

1974

CJLA 630 signed on the air December 1, with 500 watts day and 1,000 watts night.

 

1975

On June 27, the transfer of shares of Radio Lachute Inc. from Pierred Arsenault, Gilles Garneau, Hubert Pilon and Consultex Inc. to Robert De La Durantaye was approved.

 

1978

On July 17, Radio Inter-Cite was authorized to sell Radio Lachute Inc. to Yves Lorrain, Jean Maranda and Francois de B. Gravel.

 

1980

Guy Vaillancourt’s Radio Lachute (1980) inc. purchased CJLA.

 

1983

Guy Vaillancourt purchased CFIX-AM Cornwall, ON and CHPR-FM Hawkesbury, ON. Both stations began simulcasting some programming from CJLA. The Cornwall station  went dark at the end of the year.

 

1985

CJLA was given approval to move to the FM band, operating on 104.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 3,000 watts. Its affiliate, CHPR Hawkesbury, ON, now a daytime-only station on 1110 kHz, would also move to FM. CHPR would continue to air some programming from CJLA, but the new Lachute FM station would now also air some programming originating with CHPR - 32 hours a week. Both stations would have new studios. Guy Vaillancourt had given up on his plans to operate in Cornwall. He had been authorized to revive the old CFIX-AM.


CJLA's move from AM to FM took place later in the year.

1988

On August 3, Radio Fusion Inc. was given approval to purchase CJLA Lachute and CHPR-1-FM Hawkesbury from Radio Lachute (Mirabel) Inc. and Radio Cornwall-Hawkesbury Inc. respectively. Radio Fusion Inc. was owned by Jean-Pierre Major and Daniel Major (50% each). The two principals of RFI had been operating both stations as employees since September 1, 1987 by virtue of clauses contained in the sales agreement that was entered into with the vendors on August 12, 1987. Radio Lachute (Mirabel) Inc. and Radio Cornwall-Hawkesbury Inc. were owned by Guy Vaillancourt.

 

1990

On August 21, the CRTC approved the sale of Radio Fusion Inc. (CJLA-FM Lachute and CHPR-FM-1 Hawkesbury) from Jean-Pierre and Daniel Major to Radio Nord Inc.

 

1997

The corporate name changed from Radio Fusion inc. to Radio Nord inc.

 

2007

Radio Nord became known as RNC Media.

 

2008

CJLA changed from Lov Radio to Planete Lov (also CHPR 102.1 Hawkesbury).

 

2017

In March, CJLA dropped its AC format (Planete 104.9/102.1) for Classic Hits (POP 104.9/102.1).

2018

On October 11, the CRTC approved the application by Cogeco inc. on behalf of its subsidiary Cogeco Media Inc. for authority to acquire CJLA-FM and several other stations from RNC Media Inc.

2019

In January, CJLA changed branding from POP 104.9 to WOW 104.9 and the format changed from Classic Hits to a mostly Hot Adult Contemporary sound.

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