|City of license||Montreal, Quebec|
|Branding||Radio Shalom Montreal|
|Slogan||North America's ONLY all Jewish Radio Station|
|Frequency||1650 kHz (AM)|
|First air date||2006|
|Format||News, Talk, Israeli music, Judaism, french gospel|
CJRS, branded as Radio Shalom Montreal, is a 24-hour non-profit radio station based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is Canada’s first and only trilingual Jewish radio station. Radio Shalom is also the only all Jewish radio station in North America. It broadcasts in French, English and Hebrew. The station broadcasts at 1650 AM. Its current president is Robert Levy.
Radio Shalom is the only radio station in Canada that broadcasts mizrahi, Yiddish, ladino, klezmer, hassidic and Israeli music. It also has news and talk shows such as the weekly Sunday evening program, 'The Howie Silbiger Show', which includes a live call-in segment. Other shows include those produced by Alexandre Fredeau, and long-time 'Montreal Jewish Magazine' host Stanley Asher.
The station's call letters of CJRS are said to represent the station's branding of Radio Shalom. A common interpretation is that they actually stand for "Canadian Jewish Radio Station" or "Radio Shalom," and station executives have suggested that they, in fact, may. The fact that CJRS and Radio Shalom share similar initials of RS is purely coincidental.
Radio CMM / CKZW / Le son Gospel du Québec
In accordance with Halakha (Jewish law), Jewish programming on Radio Shalom is suspended on Shabbat and on Jewish holidays. During these periods, the station brands itself simply as CJRS 1650 AM, and also as Radio CMM (Communications Michel Mathieu). French gospel music (and at times English language gospel) is featured during these times.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-80
- Radio Shalom business show drawing listeners in Canadian Jewish News, 20 January 2011.
- Official website
- CJRS history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJRS