CKJS

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CKJS
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Broadcast area Winnipeg, Manitoba
Branding CKJS
Slogan Winnipeg's Home of Multi-Lingual Programming
Frequency 810 kHz (AM)
First air date 1974
Format Multilingual
Power 10,000 watts
Class B
Owner Evanov Communications
Sister stations CFJL-FM, CHWE-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website CKJS 810 AM

CKJS is a multilingual radio station. The station broadcasts from 520 Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba with sister stations 100.7 The Breeze and Energy 106.

The station is the only multilingual radio station in Manitoba serving more than twenty different ethnic groups.

History[edit]

The station was founded in 1974 by Casimir Stanczykowski; CKJS was the second station to be established by Stanczykowski, behind Montreal's multicultural station CFMB.[1]

In the '80's it also boasted, for a very short time, a cutting edge alternative music program (well before such programs existed on AM radio in particular) called Nightbeat. This program was responsible for promoting local talent and giving airplay to music that wasn't being played on mainstream radio.

In 2006, the station was sold to Newcap Broadcasting.[1] In May 2011, Newcap announced the sale of both CKJS and CHNK-FM to Evanov Communications, pending CRTC approval.[2] The deal was approved on October 24, 2011.[3] In November 2014, Evanov announced that it would acquire CFMB, which will re-unite both of Stanczykowski's stations under common ownership.[1]

Programming[edit]

CKJS airs programming in the following languages: Bulgarian, Chinese, Filipino, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. It also airs a block of Christian programming daily and on Sundays.

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Coordinates: 49°44′07″N 97°11′36″W / 49.73528°N 97.19333°W / 49.73528; -97.19333