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City of license Wawa, Ontario
Branding JJAM FM
Frequency 107.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1964 (AM)
1998 (FM)
Format adult contemporary
ERP 210 W
Class A
Callsign meaning C J WAwa
Owner Labbe Media

CJWA-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 107.1 FM in Wawa, Ontario. The station broadcasts an adult contemporary format under the on-air brand JJAM or JJAM FM.


CJWA was originally launched in 1964 by Sault Ste. Marie's Highland Broadcasting as an AM station, broadcasting at 1240 kHz on the AM dial. The station aired a mixture of original programming and simulcasting of the Sault station CJIC. In 1976, an ownership shuffle in the Sault gave CJWA to Huron Broadcasting, which converted the station's simulcast source to its own CKCY.

In 1985, CKCY and CJWA were acquired by CKCY 920 Ltd.,[1] who again changed the station's simulcasting source, this time to CKCY's sister station CJQM. In 1988, the stations were acquired by the Mid-Canada Radio network,[2] which in turn was sold to the Pelmorex Radio Network in 1990.[3] Pelmorex changed the station's simulcasting source again, this time to CHAS.


Pelmorex subsequently closed the station (CJWA 1240 AM) in September 1996.

Reopening of CJWA[edit]

In 1998, North Superior Broadcasting received approval from the CRTC to reopen CJWA as an FM station, which would replace their existing Wawa rebroadcaster of CFNO in Marathon.[4] In 1999, the station added a rebroadcast transmitter at 100.7 FM in Chapleau, also through conversion of an existing CFNO retransmitter, as well as a new rebroadcaster at Michipicoten.[5]

In 2002, CJWA-FM was acquired by Labbe Media and now operates under the supervision of president and CEO Rick Labbe.[6]

On January 18, 2005, Labbe Media Incorporated received approval by the CRTC to change the authorized contours of its transmitter CJWA-FM-1 Chapleau, by decreasing the effective radiated power from 130 watts to 111 watts and by decreasing the effective antenna height from 37 metres to 30.5 metres.[7]


Rebroadcasters of CJWA-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Chapleau CJWA-FM-1 100.7 111 watts A1 Query
Michipicoten CJWA-FM-3 100.7 5 watts LP Query


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Coordinates: 48°01′13″N 84°45′00″W / 48.02028°N 84.75000°W / 48.02028; -84.75000