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City Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Broadcast area Cape Breton Island
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 CJ 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 broadcasting from Sydney, Nova Scotia at 1270 AM. The station is one of the oldest radio stations in Atlantic Canada, hitting the airwaves on February 14, 1929. The station's current format is country music. CJCB is the only commercial radio station in Canada to broadcast at 1270 AM.

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

CJCB played a wide variety of formats Adult Contemporary, Oldies, Top 40 etc., prior to switching formats with longtime country station CKPE-FM in June 1998 after MBS took over the stations.

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

CJCB is the current broadcast partner of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hockey team of the QMJHL.

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 CTV Atlantic in Sydney, Nova Scotia that was launched in 1954.

From 1938 to 1976, CJCB was broadcast on shortwave radio under the call letters CJCX at 6010 kHz.[1]


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