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CIMJ MAGIC106.1 logo.png
CityGuelph, Ontario
Broadcast areaKitchener/Waterloo, Ontario
BrandingMagic 106.1
SloganToday's best mix
Frequency106.1 (MHz)
First air dateJuly 1, 1969
Formathot adult contemporary
ERP50  kilowatts
HAAT120.5 meters (395 ft)
Callsign meaningC I MaJic
Former callsignsCJOY-FM (original)
CKLA-FM (1975)
OwnerCorus Entertainment
(591589 B.C. Ltd.)

CIMJ-FM, or Magic 106.1, is a Canadian radio station based in Guelph, Ontario, in the Kitchener-Waterloo market. Its sister station is CJOY. Its transmitter is located in Puslinch, between the Waterloo Region and Guelph.[1]


  • 16 May 1968: CRTC approves an application by CJOY Ltd. to operate a new FM station in Guelph. The initial studio and office address is 50 Wyndham Street.
  • 1 July 1969: CJOY-FM begins its first broadcasts. It is authorised for 106.1 MHz frequency, 50 000 watts effective radiated power and 75.9 metres (249 ft) antenna height.
  • 26 July 1972: CJOY-FM and its associated AM station (CJOY) are authorised to relocate their common offices and studios to 75 Speedvale Avenue East and have remained there since.
  • 1975: CJOY-FM calls sign changes to CKLA-FM
  • 1977: CJOY Ltd. assumes at least partial ownership of AM station CFTJ in Cambridge.
  • 1980: CRTC approves relocation of both the CJOY AM and FM transmitters.
  • 28 April 1987: Kawartha Broadcasting Co. Ltd. purchases CJOY Ltd. (CKLA-FM and CJOY-AM), including the associated Galt Broadcasting company which operates the Cambridge station formerly known as CFTJ (whose call sign became CIAM in 1987).
  • 1989: CKLA-FM's owners now known as Power Broadcasting.
  • 10 July 1992: The station's call letters are now CIMJ-FM, but begins to identify itself as "Magic 106.1 – Today's Favorites". The station format changes from easy listening to adult contemporary, featuring music from the 1970s to the 1990s.
  • 29 August 1996: CRTC renews CIMJ-FM licence until 2003[2]
  • 2 June 1995: Station co-founder Wally Slatter dies.
  • February 1996: Station co-founder Fred Metcalf dies.
  • 24 March 2000: CRTC approves sale of Power Broadcasting radio stations to Corus Radio, including CJOY-AM and CIMJ-FM[3]
  • 13 April 2000: Corus purchase of Power Broadcasting radio properties is completed.
  • July 2003: The station shifted to its present Hot Adult Contemporary format after CIZN dropped its format and changed frequencies.
  • September 2007: Major studio renovations begin.
  • August 2008: Studios are completed and are on an AES 44.1 digital network. Digital audio is stored and played back uncompressed.


  1. ^ CIMJ-FM Query,
  2. ^ "ARCHIVED - Decision CRTC 96-556". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  3. ^ "ARCHIVED - Decision CRTC 2000-87". 24 March 2000. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

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Coordinates: 43°29′09″N 80°14′42″W / 43.48583°N 80.24500°W / 43.48583; -80.24500