CJSA-FM

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CJSA-FM
CMR Diversity FM.png
City of license Toronto, Ontario
Branding CMR 101.3 FM
Slogan Canadian Multicultural Radio
Diversity FM 101.3
Frequency 101.3 MHz (FM)
(also on HD Radio)
First air date August 20, 2004
Format multilingual
Power 0.373 KW(average)
0.850 KW(peak)
HAAT 283 m
Class B1
Owner Stanislaus Antony
Website [1]
[2]

CJSA-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 101.3 MHz FM in Toronto, Ontario. The station broadcasts in 22 languages reaching a majority of the South Asian audience. True to its name the "Canadian Multicultural Radio", CJSA FM serves well over 16 cultural and ethnic groups.

The station's programming primarily targets South Asian communities, with programming in languages including Bengali, Caribbean, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Somali, Tamil, Tagalog, Telugu, Tibetan, Twi and Urdu.

CJSA signed on in 2004, adopting a frequency formerly used by CHIN as a rebroadcaster to fill in reception gaps. CHIN's FM rebroadcaster now airs on 91.9 FM.

The CJSA call sign also formerly belonged to a tourist information station in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec.[1] Operated by the town's chamber of commerce, that station voluntarily surrendered its broadcast license in 2002. The former CJSA has no relation to the current CJSA-FM in Toronto.

In December 2013, CJSA signed on HD Radio operations. CJSA airs Tamil language programming on their HD-2 subchannel. CJSA is the second Canadian radio station to utilize the technology, the first being CING-FM in Hamilton. The station has stated in a letter to the CRTC that it is interested in broadcasting up to 5 HD Radio subchannels, each of a different language for a different ethnic population (HD2 being Tamil, HD3 being Punjabi, HD4 being Hindi and Urdu, or Aboriginal/First Nations, and HD5 being data transmission).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the former CJSA in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec at Canadian Communications Foundation
  2. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/lb130709a.htm

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Coordinates: 43°42′53″N 79°35′00″W / 43.7147°N 79.5834°W / 43.7147; -79.5834