CJMJ-FM

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Coordinates: 45°25′39.1″N 75°41′28.2″W / 45.427528°N 75.691167°W / 45.427528; -75.691167 (CJMJ's broadcast location)

CJMJ-FM
CJMJ Majic100.3 logo.png
City Ottawa, Ontario
Broadcast area Eastern Ontario
Branding Majic 100.3
Slogan Today's Best Variety
Frequency 100.3 MHz (FM)
(also on HD Radio)
First air date August 12, 1991
Format Analog/HD1: Adult contemporary
HD2: CFRA simulcast
HD3: CFGO simulcast
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 291 meters (955 ft)
Class C1
Callsign meaning CJ MaJic
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio)
Sister stations CFGO, CFRA, CKKL-FM, CJOH-DT, CHRO-TV
Website www.majic100.fm

CJMJ-FM is Canadian radio station broadcasting at 100.3 FM in Ottawa, Ontario. The station uses its on-air brand name as Majic 100.3 with an adult contemporary format and is owned by Bell Media.

CJMJ's studios are located in the Bell Media Building on George Street in Downtown Ottawa's ByWard Market, while its transmitter is located in Camp Fortune, Quebec.

History[edit]

On November 9, 1989, Rawlco Communications, owner of CFGO, was granted a license for a new FM station. Rawlco proposed to use the frequency 92.1 MHz,[1] but conflicted with CBO-FM, located on 91.5 MHz. On April 5, 1991, Rawlco's application to use the 100.3 MHz frequency was granted.[2] The station's radiated power would be 80,000 watts. On August 12, 1991, at 6:25 PM, the station signed on, with the official launch the following morning at 6 AM. The first song on "Majic 100" was "Do You Believe in Magic" by The Lovin' Spoonful. On March 11, 1992, the station increased its power to 100,000 watts, with a transmitter on the Ryan Tower in Camp Fortune.

CJMJ was acquired by CHUM Limited in 1999, which would be acquired by CTVglobemedia in 2007, and Bell Media in 2011.

The station was mostly known for being the #1 FM station in Ottawa for most of the 2000s, like its Brockville and Vancouver outlets with the same AC format that leads the ratings in those areas. This status was dropped in the late 2000s, whereas Majic has now officially been beaten by Newcap Radio's contemporary hit radio outlet CIHT-FM. However, the station usually is ranked in the Top 5 Anglophone ratings for the Ottawa/Gatineau market according to BBM.

As of 2010, due to increased competition from adult contemporary station CJWL-FM (which leans heavy towards softer content), the station removed its longtime oldies show aired on Sunday mornings and added more upbeat Hot AC songs to the playlist; however, they are still an adult contemporary station due to Rogers Media's CISS-FM serving as the hot AC station for Ottawa. In fact, 1960s songs have been largely dropped from the station, while still playing 1970s songs such as More Than a Feeling by Boston. Most of the 1970s songs have been dropped as of mid-2013. Mediabase and Nielsen BDS still report the station on the Canadian AC panel.

Like many AC stations, CJMJ airs wall-to-wall Christmas music during the months of November and December.

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