CJMR

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CJMR
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CityMississauga, Ontario
Broadcast areaGreater Toronto Area
BrandingCJMR 1320
SloganThe Voice of the City
Frequency1320 kHz (AM)
First air date1974
Formatmultilingual
Power10,000 watts
ClassB (regional)
Former frequencies1190 kHz (1974-1990)
OwnerTrafalgar Broadcasting
Sister stationsCJYE
Websitewww.cjmr1320.ca

CJMR is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts multicultural programming at AM 1320. Although officially licensed to Mississauga, Ontario, it currently broadcasts from studios in Oakville. CJMR's studios are located on Church Street in downtown Oakville, while its transmitters are located along Dundas Street West near Third Line Road on the northwest side of Oakville.

Originally a daytimer on AM 1190, CJMR was launched in 1974 by the owners of CHWO.[1] In 1990, the station moved to its current frequency[2] and began a 24-hour broadcast schedule. Formerly a mixture of multilingual and Christian programming, CJMR moved to exclusively multilingual programming in 2001 when the religious programming moved to the new CJYE.

In 1986, the station was denied a licence to move to the FM dial.[3] CJMR and CHMB are the only stations in Canada which broadcast on 1320 AM.

CJMR's programming is mainly South Asian (Hindi and Punjabi) with some Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Gujarati, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Urdu programming in the evenings and on weekends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robyn Burnett and Christopher Giardino, Prime Time Radio: How Jean and Howard Caine Built a Radio Dynasty (ISBN 1-55022-749-1). ECW Press, 2006.
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 89-699
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 86-240

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Coordinates: 43°27′29″N 79°45′17″W / 43.45806°N 79.75472°W / 43.45806; -79.75472