|Broadcast area||Lachute, Quebec|
|Slogan||Mon univers musical|
|Frequency||104.9 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1974 on 630 kHz|
|Callsign meaning||C J LAchute (city)
C J LAurentides (region)
Owned and operated by RNC Media, it broadcasts on 104.9 MHz using an omnidirectional antenna with an effective radiated power of 3,000 watts (class A). The station airs an adult contemporary format (with a heavy emphasis towards oldies since 2006) branded as Planète Lov (it was known as Lov Radio from 2006 until September 2008, when almost all RNC stations rebranded as Planète). Part of CJLA-FM's programming is simulcast on co-owned CHPR-FM in neighbouring Hawkesbury, Ontario. Its musical playlist is similar to the Montreal French adult contemporary stations CFGL-FM and CITE-FM (although CFGL-FM's playlist is more closer due to CFGL-FM playing more oldies/classic hits than CITE-FM), and competes up against Cogeco-owned CIME-FM, a hot AC station in Saint-Jérôme, also in the Laurentians.
The station was launched in 1974 on AM 630 kHz by Radio Lachute, and was acquired by Guy Vaillancourt in 1980. Vaillancourt subsequently acquired CFIX in Cornwall, Ontario in 1983, and shut that station down but retained its rebroadcaster CHPR in Hawkesbury as a rebroadcaster of CJLA.
The station moved to the FM band in February 1986, being one of the very first AM stations permitted to do in Canada. As an AM station, CJLA was one of the few stations authorized to increase its power at night, from 500 watts to 1,000 watts. The station switched its call sign from CJLA-FM to CJGO-FM in 2000, but quickly reverted to CJLA-FM the following year; the reason for these changes is unknown.
By 2010, majority of the classic hits songs were reduced in the playlist.
- Planète Lov website
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJLA-FM
- CJLA-FM history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Decision CRTC 85-492
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