CJME

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CJME
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City of license Regina, Saskatchewan
Broadcast area Regina, Saskatchewan
Branding News Talk 980 CJME
Slogan Keeping you Connected to Saskatchewan, and the World (general)
Home of the Fans
Frequency 980 AM
First air date 1959
Format news/talk
Power 10 kW
Class B
Owner Rawlco Communications
Sister stations CIZL-FM, CKCK-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website News Talk 980 CJME

CJME is a radio station in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, broadcasting at 980 kHz. Its format is news/talk. It shares studios with sister stations CIZL-FM and CKCK-FM at 2401 Saskatchewan Drive in Regina.

History[edit]

CJME was founded in 1959 by a group of businessmen led by J. Marsh Ellis, a former radio salesman. Its original format was easy listening, but the station was not successful until it began playing top 40 music.

In 1967 CJME was purchased by the Rawlinson family, owners of CKBI radio and CKBI-TV in Prince Albert. Their company later came to be called Rawlco Communications.

By the 1990s the station's format had evolved from Top 40 to oldies.

In 1998 CJME relaunched as 'News Talk CJME', forming a network with Saskatoon station CKOM, then known as NTR.

At Midnight on September 7, 1998, the last song played on CJME was "American Pie" by Don McLean, then the station played a loop recording of "a new station is coming" for an entire day. At 5:30AM on September 8, 1998 CJME was relaunched as a news/talk radio station.

In 2001 CJME moved from their longtime position at 1300 kHz to the 980 kHz frequency that was vacated by CKRM when the latter moved from 980 kHz to 620 kHz after the original CKCK closed down.[1]

On September 11, 2006, the station changed its on-air brand from 980 CJME to News Talk 980.

In late 2008, the station added the CJME call letters back to its on-air brand, becoming known as 'News Talk 980 CJME'.

On September 29, 2009, CJME applied to add new FM rebroadcasters to extend its coverage into south Saskatchewan. The new transmitters would be located at Gravelbourg (107.1 MHz), Swift Current (101.7 MHz) and Warmley (107.3 MHz), all with the ERP of 100,000 watts.[2] This application received CRTC approval on February 26, 2010.[3] [4] [5] [6]

On August 24, 2013, CJME added programming from 24/7 Comedy to its evening lineup on weekends.

Rebroadcasters[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License
CJME-1-FM 0101.7 FM Swift Current
CJME-2-FM 0107.1 FM Gravelbourg
CJME-3-FM 0107.3 FM Warmley

Programming[edit]

CJME has a focus on being on "What you need to know" to get through each day.

The CJME Morning Show - with Sam Maciag, Don Saxon, and Woodsy on Sports airs 5:30am - 8:30am.

Gormley - The flagship talk-show for News Talk 980 CJME and News Talk 650 CKOM, heard provincially on both stations from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

The CJME Midday Report - a 30 minute news-based program, anchored by Andrew Dawson and Karen Brownlee from 12:30pm-1pm.

MainStreet - It's where Saskatchewan comes to talk! Hosted by Jill Slater and Dave Arnold, their focus of content is on the big news stories each day, providing interesting perspective, and encouraging all listeners to share their opinions on the air. This show is heard daily from 1pm-4pm.

The CJME Green Zone - Launched in 2012, the CJME Green Zone is Saskatchewan's #1 Sports Radio Program, with a focus on the fan perspective on all things about the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Saskatchewan is known to bleed green, and fans all have their opinions! Listeners are encouraged to share those opinions daily from 4pm-7pm! Hear the biggest stars in sports, along with the hosts including Jamie Nye, Warren Woods, Glen Suitor (TSN), Chris Cuthbert (TSN), Darrell Davis (Canadian Football Hall of Fame Reporter), Wray Morrison, Belton Johnson (CFL Grey Cup Champion, former Saskatchewan Roughrider).

The Green Zone 10-Hour Game Day - Every game the Saskatchewan Roughriders play, the CJME Green Zone boasts a full 10-hours of coverage to the game. 4 hours before the game, hear Wray Morrison, Chris Cuthbert, Quinn Magnusson, and Dale Isaac. 2 hours before the game, the CJME Green Zone PREGAME Show starts with Jamie Nye, Darrell Davis, Warren Woods, and Belton Johnson. During the game, hear the FANZONE with Scott Vickers and Gary Nickel, where they bring the fans on the air during the game to have their say on what they are seeing, all while providing regular score updates. After the game, a full 3 hours for fans to break down the game, while going into the locker rooms, and on the sideline - The CJME Green Zone POSTGAME Show.

Current and former on-air personalities[edit]

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Coordinates: 50°21′13″N 104°37′21″W / 50.35361°N 104.62250°W / 50.35361; -104.62250