CHSJ-FM

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For the television station formerly known as CHSJ-TV, see CBAT-TV.
CHSJ-FM
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City Saint John, New Brunswick
Branding Country 94
Frequency 94.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1928 as CFBO
Format country
ERP 50.4 kWs average
100 kWs peak
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 382 meters (1,253 ft)
Class C
Callsign meaning C H Saint John
Owner Acadia Broadcasting
Sister stations CHWV-FM
Website www.country94.ca

CHSJ-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 94.1 FM in Saint John, New Brunswick. The station plays a country music format under the Country 94 branding. CHSJ-FM is owned by Acadia Broadcasting, which also owns sister station CHWV-FM.

History[edit]

Originally known as CFBO, CHSJ's first broadcast was at AM 890 in 1928, under the ownership of C.A. Munro Limited. The current call letters were adopted in 1934 when four Saint John newspaper publishing shareholders — Howard P. Robinson, J.D. McKenna, T. F. Drummie and L. W. Bewick — saw great potential for little CFBO and purchased it from Mr. C.A. Monro. After the sale CHSJ was owned by the Saint John Publishing Company.

The current CFBO call letters have been assigned to the frequency of 90.7 MHz, branded as BO-FM as an adult contemporary francophone format radio station, broadcasting at Moncton since 2004.

From 1934 to 1936 the station was an affiliate of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission. In 1936 CHSJ affiliated with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and later with the CBC Trans-Canada Network until 1964, when CBD went on the air.

In 1944, Kenneth C. Irving purchased Saint John Publishing from its principal shareholder Howard P. Robinson. Along with the city's two newspapers he acquired the CHSJ station as part of the group. Later that year the company's name was changed to the New Brunswick Publishing Company. One of its operations was New Brunswick Broadcasting, responsible for radio station CHSJ. In 1947, CHSJ-FM signed on the air at 100.5 MHz, which became a co-owned station of the CHSJ AM that signed on in 1927 as CFBO. The station (CHSJ-FM 100.5) left the air in 1954. [1]

CHSJ changed its AM frequency several times: to 1210 kHz in 1933, to 1120 kHz in 1934, to 1150 kHz in 1945, and to 700 kHz in 1988. The station was originally approved to move from 1150 kHz to 700 kHz in 1985. [2] On December 3, 1986, the CRTC denied an application by New Brunswick Broadcasting to convert CHSJ from the AM band to the FM band at 94.1 MHz with 100, 000 watts. [3] In 1998 CHSJ received approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to convert CHSJ from the AM dial to the FM dial at its current frequency 94.1 MHz.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CHSJ-FM, Saint John, The Telegraph-Journal and Evening Times-Globe (1947-1954) - history at the Canadian Communications Foundation.
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 87-911 (see Decision CRTC 85-29)
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 86-1174
  4. ^ Decision CRTC 97-124

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Coordinates: 45°28′41″N 66°14′01″W / 45.47806°N 66.23361°W / 45.47806; -66.23361