CIJI-FM, Aboriginal, Sydney (Membertou)

Memberton Radio Association Inc.

CJIJ-FM (licence surrendered)202199.950Membertou Radio Association Inc.
CIJI-FM200399.950Membertou Radio Association Inc.


On February 27, Peter Joseph Christmas Jr. on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (Membertou Radio Association Inc.), was granted a licence for a new Native Type B English and aboriginal language FM station at Sydney. It would broadcast 126 hours of local programming each week of which 6 hours would be in Micmac. The station would operate on 99.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.


CJIJ-FM signed on the air. Studios and offices were located at 49 Tupsi Drive in Membertou.


A change in effective control of Membertou Radio Association Inc. through a reconfiguration of its governing structure was approved. Membertou is a not-for-profit corporation and licensee of Native station CJIJ-FM Sydney. The reorganization places ultimate control with the Membertou Band Council.


Agnes Gould died at age 62 on June 20. “Aggie Baby” began her radio career at CICU-FM Eskasoni, NS before establishing herself as a local icon as host of Membertou Morning on CJIJ-FM.

CJIJ became the Home of New Rock. In addition to that, the station also played Alternative Rock, Local Rock, and local Native artists.


On February 21, the CRTC revoked the licence for C99.9 (CJIJ) at the licensee’s request. No reason was given for the station’s departure from the airwaves.

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