CFJR-FM

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CFJR-FM
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City of license Brockville, Ontario
Branding 104.9 JR FM
Slogan Today's Soft Rock
Frequency 104.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 1926 (AM)
2003 (FM)
Format adult contemporary
ERP 7,700 watts
Class B1
Owner Bell Canada
(Bell Media Ontario Regional Radio Partnership)
Sister stations CJPT-FM
Website 104.9 JR FM

CFJR-FM is a Canadian radio station airing at 104.9 FM in Brockville, Ontario. The station owned by Bell Media, airs an adult contemporary format branded as 104.9 JR FM.

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The station originally launched in 1926 as CFLC at AM 1010 kHz. The station changed frequencies to 930 kHz in the early 1930s, until March 29, 1941 when it moved to 1450 kHz and moved one last time on the AM band to 830 kHz on September 19, 1985[1] before it moved to its current FM frequency at 104.9 FM on July 14, 2003.[2]

In 1959, CFJR's news department hired 21 year old college dropout Peter Jennings. This was Jennings debut in journalism. Many of his stories, including his coverage of a local train wreck, were picked up by the CBC, and in March 1961 he moved on to CJOH-TV, then a new television station in Ottawa.

Morning show co-host Bruce Wylie is the longest-tenured active talent in Bell Media Radio at more than 40 years. Today, it is also the only AC station owned by Bell Media that originated on the AM dial, and also it is Bell Media's only AC station not broadcasting at 100,000 watts, like Vancouver's CHQM-FM or Ottawa's CJMJ-FM, its sister AC stations.

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Coordinates: 44°36′18″N 75°42′58″W / 44.604956°N 75.716127°W / 44.604956; -75.716127