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Broadcast area Sydney, Nova Scotia
Branding CJCB AM 1270
Slogan Cape Breton's country favorites!
Frequency 1270 kHz (AM)
First air date February 14, 1929
Format country
Power 10 kW (day and night)
Class B
Callsign meaning C J Cape Breton
Owner Maritime Broadcasting System
Sister stations CHER-FM, CKPE-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website CJCB AM 1270

CJCB is a Canadian radio station which broadcasts from Sydney, Nova Scotia on the AM dial at 1270 kHz with a power of 10,000 watts. The station is one of the oldest radio stations in the Atlantic Provinces, hitting the airwaves on February 14, 1929. The format is currently country music. CJCB is the only commercial radio station in Canada to broadcast on 1270 kHz; a regional broadcast frequency.

The station is owned by the Halifax-based company Maritime Broadcasting System, a company that owns several other radio stations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

CJCB was an Adult Contemporary/Oldies/Top 40 formatted station prior to trading formats with long time country station CKPE-FM in June 1998.

Over the years, CJCB used monikers such as "The Spirit of Cape Breton", "AM's Variety Station", "Cape Breton's Superstation", and "Cape Breton's Country Favorites".

CKPE-FM and CHER-FM are its sister stations.

(CJCB was formerly a callsign of a radio station out of Nelson, British Columbia possibly dating back to the early 1900s).

The CJCB call letters are also used at a TV station in Sydney, Nova Scotia that was launched in 1954.

From 1938-76, CJCB broadcast in shortwave under the call letters CJCX at 6010 kHz.[1]


  1. ^ Shortwave radio transmitters in Canada

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Coordinates: 46°08′16″N 60°11′42″W / 46.1379°N 60.1949°W / 46.1379; -60.1949