CJCJ-FM, CJ104, Woodstock

Bell Media Inc.

CJCJ-FM2013104.110,000Bell Media
CJCJ-AM2002104.110,000Astral Media Inc.
CJCJ-FM2001104.110,000Telemedia Radio Atlantic Inc.
CJCJ-AM199992010,000/1,000Telemedia Radio Atlantic Inc.
CJCJ-AM19599201,000Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd.


Hugh M. Tait applied for an AM station at Woodstock, operating with 1,000 watts on 920 kHz. The CBC Board of Governors deferred the application.


Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd. launched CJCJ on July 1. It broadcast on a frequency of 920 kHz and had a power of 1,000 watts.

Future Toronto newscaster David Craig started his career at CJCJ.


R. J. Morrison was president of Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Bruce Smith was manager of CJCJ. The station was a CBC affiliate.


Ted Hayward was at CJCJ.


On May 31, Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting was authorized to incrrease CJCJ 920’s power from 1,000 watts day and night (single directional pattern) to 10,000 watts day and 1,000 watts night (separate day and night directional patterns).


On March 14, the sale of 36.26% of Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd. from Janice B. Morrison, C.W. and G.H. Donovan and Susie H. Morrison to Bruce Groh was approved.


Al Morrison died at age 82. He was one of the founders of CJCJ and retired from the station in 1964.


CJCJ moved to new studios and offices on Queen Street in downtown Woodstock. The station had operated from a facility on Main Street. 


CJCJ general manager Charlie Russell bucked the Canadian Association of Broadcasters over a request for lower Canadian Content on Country music.

News director Bruce Smith won the riding of Carleton South in the Liberal sweep of the province.

Rick Maguire was program director.


On May 17, the sale of Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd. from W. Bruce Groh to Tantune Inc. (Charles E. Russell) was approved. Mr. Russell was CJCJ’s General Manager and had been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the station for the past nineteen years. Mr. Russell also formerly held a minority shareholder position in Carleton-Victoria. 


On June 30, CJCJ was given approval to add rebroadcasters at Plaster Rock (990 kHz with 40 watts) and Perth/Andover (1140 kHz with 40 watts).


On August 26, the sale of Carleton-Victoria Broadcasting Co. Ltd., (CJCJ Woodstock, CJCJ-1 Perth-Andover and CJCJ-2 Plaster Rock) from Tantune Inc. (Charlie Russell) to Radio One Ltd. (owner of CIHI / CKHJ-FM Fredericton) was approved. The new owner proposed to provide a $10,000 network link with CKHJ-FM that would provide CJCJ with regional news and sports, and programming from midnight to 6 a.m. daily. A new computer system to schedule music on CJCJ would also be purchased.


CJCJ began airing 118 hours of programming per week from sister station CIHI-AM Fredericton. Programming included certain parts of the CIHI broadcast day
(midday, evening and overnight during the week and most of the weekend).


In addition to programs from CIHI-AM, CJCJ was also now airing some programs from sister station (country) CKHJ-FM Fredericton. 


Dave Rogers marked 33 years at CJCJ in September. 


On July 9, CJCJ was given approval to add a rebroadcaster at Grand Falls on 93.5 MHz with effective radiated power of 5,300 watts. The station would program separate advertising for Grand Falls. Within three years, the new station must begin to air separate local programming.


On September 17, Telemedia Communications Inc. was given approval to purchase Radio One Ltd.


On June 7, Telemedia Radio Atlantic Ltd. was given approval to add a transmitter for CIKX-FM Grand Falls at Plaster Rock, using the facilities of the CJCJ Woodstock rebroadcasting transmitter, CJCJ-2 Plaster Rock. CIKX-FM rebroadcast the programming of CJCJ Woodstock, except for 2 hours 30 minutes of advertising per broadcast week, aired exclusively in Grand Falls. As a result of this change, theCJCJ rebroadcasters CJCJ-1 Perth/Andover and CJCJ-2 Plaster Rock were deleted.


CJCJ was granted a converstion to the FM band on March 2. The new station would operate on 104.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 10,000 watts and offer an adult contemporary format. 

David Rogers, 56, former long-time CJCJ news director passed away in September.


CJCJ-FM signed on. CJCJ-AM went dark.


On April 19, approval came for the sale of Telemedia Radio Atlantic Inc. to Astral Radio Inc. 


In May CJCJ 104.1 switched formats from Adult Contemporary (EZ Rock) to Hot Adult Contemporary (CJ104).


Astral Fredericton’s Group brand manager, Tom Blizzard, was no longer with the operation. He was a 34-year veteran at the Astral stations in New Brunswick. CJCJ was part of this Astral group


On June 27, 2013, after a previous such application had been denied in 2012, the CRTC approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc., including CJCJ-FM.

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