CJOJ-FM

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CJOJ-FM
CJOJ 95.5Hitsfm logo.png
City Belleville, Ontario
Branding 95.5 Hits FM
Slogan Quinte's best hits of the 80s 90s & Now
Frequency 95.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1990
Format adult contemporary
ERP 50,000 watts average
100,000 watts peak
HAAT 130 meters (430 ft)
Class C1
Owner Starboard Communications
Sister stations CHCQ-FM
Website www.955hitsfm.ca

CJOJ-FM is a Canadian radio station that airs an adult contemporary music format at 95.5 FM in Belleville, Ontario.

History[edit]

On November 13, 1990, Twigg Communications Ltd. received Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approval to operate a new FM station at 102.3 MHz in Belleville, Ontario. The new station would offer a format targeted at 12- to 34-year-olds (Group II hard rock).[1] On October 30, 1992, the CRTC approved an application by Belleville Radio Limited to move CJOJ-FM's frequency from 102.3 MHz to its current 95.5 MHz frequency.[2] CJOJ-FM began on-air tests in October 1993 and signed on the air as OJ 95 on December 1 that same year. The 95.5 FM was once occupied by CJBC-FM-1, which moved to a new frequency at 94.3 FM.[3] The former 102.3 FM frequency is now occupied by CKJJ.

On July 26, 2002, the CRTC approved the application by John Sheratt to acquire CJOJ-FM from Belleville Radio Ltd. and CHCQ-FM from CHCQ Ltd.[4] Anthony Zwigg, owned both Belleville Radio Limited and CHCQ Limited. Mr. Sherratt, had been assisting Mr. Zwigg in establishing CHCQ-FM and in the operation of CJOJ-FM. As he became more involved in these activities, Mr. Sherratt decided to make an offer to Mr. Zwigg for the purchase of the two stations. Sherratt’s company was Starboard Communications Ltd. On October 23, 2002, Starboard Communications received CRTC approval to decrease CJOJ-FM's power from 50,000 watts to 42,000 watts ERP, and to relocate the transmitter to a site near Oak Lake, approximately 25 kilometres west of the existing site.[5]

On February 7, 2003, CJOJ-FM dropped its adult contemporary format and switched to adult hits branded as Classic Hits 95-5. By 2008, they were known as just 95-5. Around 2009 or 2010, the station rebranded as 95.5 Hits FM, sticking with the adult hits format.

CJOJ-FM is currently owned by Starboard Communications, in common with Belleville country music station CHCQ-FM.

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Coordinates: 44°10′08″N 77°23′09″W / 44.16899°N 77.38577°W / 44.16899; -77.38577