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|City of license||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Broadcast area||Eastern Ontario|
|Slogan||Today's Soft Rock|
|Frequency||100.3 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||August 12, 1991|
|Callsign meaning||CJ MaJic|
(Bell Media Ottawa Radio Partnership)
|Sister stations||CFGO, CFRA, CKKL-FM, CJOH-DT, CHRO-TV|
|Webcast||Windows or Flash streams|
CJMJ-FM is an adult contemporary radio station at 100.3 FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The station uses the brand name Majic 100, and promotes itself as "Today's Soft Rock". It is also one of three adult contemporary outlets (other than CHQM-FM Vancouver and CFJR-FM Brockville) owned by Bell Media Radio. Even though still using the "Soft" in its slogan (like all Bell Media-owned ACs), the station has begun to lean in a more adult top 40 sound, like its sister AC outlets that lean at a much younger audience. Ottawa and Brockville, Ontario's CFJR-FM are the only market with a Bell Media AC station having other rival AC stations (the only AC station from the company, Vancouver's CHQM-FM, would be the only AC station there).
On November 9, 1989, Rawlco Communications, owner of CFGO, was granted a license for a new FM station. Rawlco proposed to use the frequency 92.1 mHz, but conflicted with CBO-FM, located on 91.5. On April 5, 1991, Rawlco's application to use the 100.3 frequency was granted. The station's radiated power would be 80,000 watts. On August 12, 1991, at 6:25 PM, the station signed on, with the official launch the following morning at 6 AM. The first song on "Majic 100" was "Do You Believe in Magic" by The Lovin' Spoonful. On March 11, 1992, the station increased its power to 100,000 watts, with a transmitter on the Ryan Tower in Camp Fortune.
The station was mostly known for being the #1 FM station in Ottawa for most of the 2000s, like its Brockville and Vancouver outlets with the same AC format that leads the ratings in those areas. This status was dropped in the late 2000s, whereas Majic has now officially been beaten by Newcap Radio's contemporary hit radio outlet CIHT-FM. However, the station usually is ranked in the Top 5 Anglophone ratings for the Ottawa/Gatineau market according to BBM.
As of 2010, due to increased competition from adult contemporary station CJWL-FM (which leans heavy towards softer content), the station removed its longtime oldies show aired on Sunday mornings and added more upbeat Hot AC songs to the playlist; however, they are still an adult contemporary station due to Rogers Media's CISS-FM serving as the hot AC station for Ottawa. In fact, 1960s songs have been largely dropped from the station, while still playing 1970s songs such as More Than a Feeling by Boston. Mediabase and Nielsen BDS still report the station on the Canadian AC panel.
CJMJ and CFJR were CHUM Limited/CTVglobemedia's only AC stations doing wall-to-wall Christmas music during the months of November and December prior to 2009. However, sister station CHQM joined the fray in 2010, and now all three Bell Media AC stations do this.
- Majic 100
- CJMJ history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJMJ-FM