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CJKL 101.5FM logo.gif
City Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Frequency 101.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1934
Format hot adult contemporary
ERP 23 kWs
HAAT 72 meters (236 ft)
Class B
Owner Connelly Communications
Sister stations CJTT-FM
Website www.cjklfm.com

CJKL-FM 101.5 is an FM radio station in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The station is owned by Connelly Communications Corporation, which also owns CJTT-FM in Temiskaming Shores. Connelly Communications is owned by Rob Connelly of Kirkland Lake.

The station offers a hot adult contemporary format with a mix of current music and classic hits. Hourly news and sports is provided through local announcers/reporters and Broadcast News / Canadian Press. A live online feed is available on the station's website.


CJKL first went on the air on March 30, 1934 on its original AM frequency at 1310 kHz as part of the Thomson media empire owned by Roy Thomson. In May 1939, CJKL moved from 1310 to 560 kHz. In 1985, Connelly purchased CJKL and CJTT from Bob Ancell.[1] On August 17, 1999, after 65 years on the AM dial, the station flipped from 560 AM to its current frequency at 101.5 FM with an effective radiated power of 23,000 watts.[2]

Billionaire Jack Kent Cooke managed the station in the late 1930s & early 1940s for Thomson. CJKL broadcast one of the first radio call-in talk shows in Canada, which debuted in 1953 hosted by Anita Ross Thompson.[3]

Special Programming[edit]

Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 Countdown: Saturdays 8am-Noon (Country Music Countdown)

American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest: Saturdays Noon-4 pm (Pop Music Countdown)

Saturday Night Rocks: Saturdays 4pm-Midnight (Classic Rock)

Sunday Morning Oldies: Sundays 8am-Noon (50's, 60's & 70's music)

CJKL Citizen of the Year Award[edit]

Since 1988, CJKL has presented this annual award to honour local citizens, groups and organizations who have contributed to improving the quality of life for the people of Kirkland Lake. In addition, the station also presents the CJKL Lifetime Achievement award recognizing a lifetime of contribution to the community.

CJKL Carnival Queen Pageant[edit]

Since 1989, the station has hosted the annual CJKL Carnival Queen Pageant. 16 contestants take part in events throughout January and February leading up to the crowning & fashion show at the Northern College auditorium during Kirkland Lake's Winter Carnival.

CJKL Christmas Wish[edit]

Since 1986, CJKL has hosted the Christmas Wish program for less fortunate children in the Kirkland Lake area. Through several fundraisers and the contributions of local families, groups & businesses, the program provides new clothing and toys for over 250 children each year.

Merchant Mania Home Show[edit]

Since 2004, CJKL FM has hosted Kirkland Lake's annual home show on Mother's Day weekend on the floor of the community complex. The event draws over 5,000 people each year for a 2-day sale featuring local merchants and retailers from Canada & the United States.


CJKL FM's Spooktacular is a program that encourages elementary school-aged children to return home early from trick or treating on Halloween. Children fill out pledge cards and return them to the radio station. On Halloween night starting at 7 o'clock, 200 children win goodies bags if they are home on time when the station calls.


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Coordinates: 48°04′18″N 80°01′37″W / 48.07167°N 80.02694°W / 48.07167; -80.02694