CJME

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CJME
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City of license Regina, Saskatchewan
Broadcast area Regina, Saskatchewan
Branding News Talk 980 CJME
Slogan Keeping you Connected to Saskatchewan and The World
Frequency 980 AM
First air date 1959
Format news/talk
Power 10 kW
Class B
Owner Rawlco Communications
Sister stations CIZL-FM, CKCK-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website News Talk 980

CJME is a radio station in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, broadcasting at 980 kHz. Its format is news/talk. It shares studios with sister stations CIZL-FM and CKCK-FM at 2401 Saskatchewan Drive in Regina.

History[edit]

CJME was founded in 1959 by a group of businessmen led by J. Marsh Ellis, a former radio salesman. Its original format was easy listening, but the station was not successful until it began playing top 40 music.

In 1967 CJME was purchased by the Rawlinson family, owners of CKBI radio and CKBI-TV in Prince Albert. Their company later came to be called Rawlco Communications.

By the 1990s the station's format had evolved from Top 40 to oldies.

In 1998 CJME relaunched as 'News Talk CJME', forming a network with Saskatoon station CKOM, then known as NTR.

At Midnight on September 7, 1998, the last song played on CJME was "American Pie" by Don McLean, then the station played a loop recording of "a new station is coming" for an entire day. At 5:30AM on September 8, 1998 CJME was relaunched as a news/talk radio station.

In 2001 CJME moved from their longtime position at 1300 kHz to the 980 kHz frequency that was vacated by CKRM when the latter moved from 980 kHz to 620 kHz after the original CKCK closed down.[1]

On September 11, 2006, the station changed its on-air brand from 980 CJME to News Talk 980.

In late 2008, the station added the CJME call letters back to its on-air brand, becoming known as 'News Talk 980 CJME'.

On September 29, 2009, CJME applied to add new FM rebroadcasters to extend its coverage into south Saskatchewan. The new transmitters would be located at Gravelbourg (107.1 MHz), Swift Current (101.7 MHz) and Warmley (107.3 MHz), all with the ERP of 100,000 watts.[2] This application received CRTC approval on February 26, 2010.[3] [4] [5] [6]

On August 24, 2013, CJME added programming from 24/7 Comedy to its evening lineup on weekends.

Rebroadcasters[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License
CJME-1-FM 0101.7 FM Swift Current
CJME-2-FM 0107.1 FM Gravelbourg
CJME-3-FM 0107.3 FM Warmley

Programming[edit]

  • Himpe, Don and Sam Maciag (5:30am to 8:30am, weekdays)
  • John Gormley Live (8:30am to 12:30pm, weekdays)
  • CJME News at Noon (12:30pm to 1:00pm, weekdays)
  • The Sarah Mills Show (1:00pm to 4:00pm, weekdays)
  • The Green Zone with Jamie Nye (4:00pm to 7:00pm, weekdays)
  • Prime Time Sports (7:00pm to 8:00pm, weekdays)
  • John Gormley Live Encore (8:00pm to 11:00pm, weekdays)
  • 24/7 Comedy (11:00pm to 12:00am, weekdays)
  • Coast to Coast AM (12:00am to 5:00am, weekdays)

Current and former on-air personalities[edit]

  • Don Saxon
  • Samantha Maciag
  • Warren Woods
  • John Himpe
  • John Gormley
  • Murray Wood
  • Sarah Mills
  • Dave Arnold
  • Jamie Nye
  • Darrell Davis
  • Glen Suitor
  • Johnny Onn
  • Dave Mitchell
  • William B. Bell
  • Shelley Anderson
  • Colleen Valentine
  • Bob Preston
  • Frank Andrews
  • Greg Morgan
  • Steve Shannon
  • Russ Tyson
  • Gerry Thom
  • Darren B. Lamb
  • Harry Dekker
  • Stu Jeffries
  • Jerry Steen
  • Craig Peters
  • Bill Thorn
  • Dale Isaac
  • Mike Douglas (Michael Zaplitny)
  • Bob Richards
  • Drew Remenda
  • Don Kollins
  • Les Staff
  • Mitchell Blair
  • Brent Pushkarenko
  • H. Hart Kirch
  • Bob Hutton
  • Glen Darling

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°21′13″N 104°37′21″W / 50.35361°N 104.62250°W / 50.35361; -104.62250