CJRW-FM

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CJRW-FM
City of license Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Branding Spud 102
Slogan Your Community, Your Radio Station
Frequency 102.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1927 as CHGS
Format Adult Contemporary
Owner Maritime Broadcasting System
Sister stations CFCY-FM, CHLQ-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website Spud 102

CJRW-FM (102 Spud FM) is a Canadian radio station broadcasting in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. CJRW is a Maritime Broadcasting System radio station playing the best of today and yesterday. It is the only commercial radio station in the province of Prince Edward Island that is not licensed to Charlottetown.[citation needed]

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The station was launched in 1927 as CHGS at 1120 kHz. In 1934, it moved to 1450, then to 1480 in 1941, and finally to 1240 as CJRW on November 17, 1948.

The station reflected its community. Telethons for those in need, an Alcoholics Anonymous show called "Compassion", on Sunday Mornings. Church services, local sports, and advertising. Music was played in blocks. Pop in the morning, country and big band in the afternoon, pop-rock after school. Results from the harness racing park, ball fields, even the curling rink.

In November 1999, CJRW jumped from AM to FM at 102.1 MHz.[1] It then became known as C102. In 2002, the Gulf Broadcasting Company, which was owned by Paul Schurman and family, was sold to the Maritime Broadcasting System.

In the fall of 2006, the station changed its format from country to classic rock. In August 2007 the station flipped formats again to classic hits and was known Everything Classic 102.1 Spud FM. In August 2013 the station changed formats from Classic Hits to Adult Contemporary and re-branded itself as 102 SPUD FM Your community. Your radio station.

The station employed local personalities such as Mike Gallant (former city councillor), Dave Peppin, B.J. Arsenault, John Perry, Lowell Huestis, Roger Ahern, Mike Surette, John Burk, Paul M Schurman was a producer, host and announcer in many capacities, including popular Sunday sports show "Sports Round-up". Paul has recently re-joined the station as its imaging voice. CBC network reporter James Murray worked there while he was in high school in the 1980s.

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Coordinates: 46°20′25″N 63°25′25″W / 46.34028°N 63.42361°W / 46.34028; -63.42361