CJNU-FM

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CJNU-FM
CityWinnipeg, Manitoba
Broadcast areaWinnipeg Capital Region
Branding93.7 CJNU
Frequency93.7 MHz (FM)
First air date2006
FormatAdult standards
ERP460 watts
HAAT110.5 meters (363 ft)
OwnerNostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative
WebsiteCJNU.ca

CJNU-FM (93.7 MHz) is a Canadian radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Owned by the Nostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative, the station plays an adult standards radio format. CJNU-FM's offices and studios are on Lombard Place. The transmitter is located on Roslyn Road.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air in 2006 on 104.7 FM, originally on a special events license issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry Canada. As a way to comply with the special events license, CJNU operated as a means of spreading awareness for various non-profit organizations and charities in the Winnipeg area.

Each month, the station broadcast in support of a different organization, remaining on the air for up to 28 days at a time. Businesses or companies also sponsored portions of the broadcast day to assist the station in its mission to keep nostalgia music on the air. Members of the public would also purchase a membership, entitling them to a vote at member meetings. The broadcast schedule included a number of veteran Winnipeg air personalities, broadcasting students, and other volunteers.

In 2008, the station relocated to 107.9 FM, following the revocation of CJWV-FM's license on that frequency.

In February 2013 the CRTC granted a new license for Nostalgia Broadcasting to operate on 93.7 MHz.[1] The new license enabled the station to broadcast at 500 watts and, as it is a standard community radio license, is no longer obligated to go off air once a month.[2]

Installation of new equipment and testing on 93.7 began in early August 2013, with the station officially relocating on September 4, 2013. While its air time is no longer restricted, CJNU continues to sponsor a charity on a monthly basis as before.

In 2016, CJNU became the new radio home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball under a 3-year deal, replacing CFJL-FM.[3] On September 3, 2016, the team's PR assistant Danielle Doiron called the third inning of a game on CJNU, becoming the first woman to call a baseball game for a Canadian professional team.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-68, Community radio station in Winnipeg, CRTC, February 20, 2013
  2. ^ Metro Winnipeg: ‘Old’ Winnipeg radio station granted new power
  3. ^ Goldeyes Sign Three-Year Radio Deal with CJNU
  4. ^ "Winnipeg woman to become first female to call pro baseball play-by-play in Canada". Metro Winnipeg. Retrieved 2017-10-09.

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