CJLF-FM

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CJLF-FM
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City of license Barrie, Ontario
Broadcast area Central Ontario
Branding Life 100.3
Slogan Ontario's Christian Superstation
Frequency 100.3 MHz (FM)
First air date August 15, 1999
Format Contemporary Christian music
Power 40 kW
Class C1
Callsign meaning CJ LiFe
Owner Trust Communications
Website http://www.lifeonline.fm/

CJLF-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting a Contemporary Christian music format on 100.3 FM in Barrie, Ontario. Using the on-air brand name Life 100.3, the station was founded by Scott Jackson in August 1999 and is owned by Trust Communications, which is based in Red Deer, Alberta.[1]

On August 27, 2006, CJLF-FM increased its power from 1.8 kW to 18.7 kW.[2] This move was supported by many motorists who lost reception of the station while commuting to and from Toronto along Highway 400. As well, since there are no FM Christian stations in Toronto, it also serves the northern part of the Greater Toronto Area. The power was further increased to 40 kW in January 2007.

Programming[edit]

In addition to locally-oriented programming, the station has produced nationally syndicated programs like the CT-20 countdown of Christian music hits.

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CJLF-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Huntsville CJLF-FM-3 98.9 FM 750 watts A Query 2005-455
Owen Sound CJLF-FM-1 90.1 FM 75 watts A1 Query 2002-415
Peterborough CJLF-FM-2 89.3 FM 500 watts A Query 2003-27

Expansion[edit]

Trust Communications applied twice for a new station in Kitchener-Waterloo with its own schedule and studios, but these applications were rejected in favour of CJTW-FM.[3][4]

Trust Communications applied for a transmitter to serve the Inuit residents of Iqaluit, Nunavut with the first Christian station in the territory (which would rebroadcast CJLF-FM); however, this application was rejected.[5]

On September 28, 2011, the CRTC denied Trust's application to increase CJLF-FM-1's power in Owen Sound.[6]

On January 28, 2011, the CRTC revoked the licence of CKLN-FM for regulatory non-compliance. The decision was appealed to the Federal Court of Canada, which denied the appeal on April 15, 2011. The CRTC subsequently issued a call for applications to occupy the now-vacant 88.1 FM frequency on September 28, 2011.[7] Trust Communications filed an application to launch a new Christian music radio station in Toronto.[8] The CRTC rejected Trust Communication's application on September 11, 2012, in favour of a new station, CIND-FM, owned by Rock 95 FM.[9]

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Coordinates: 44°31′55″N 79°39′44″W / 44.53194°N 79.66222°W / 44.53194; -79.66222