CJPN-FM

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CJPN-FM
CJPN 90,5fm logo.jpg
City Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Branding Radio Fredericton
Frequency 90.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1997
Format Contemporary hit radio
ERP 1.56 kilowatts
HAAT 87 meters (285 ft)
Class A
Owner Radio Fredericton Inc.
Website www.cjpn.ca

CJPN-FM is a French-language radio station in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, broadcasting at 90.5 MHz.

The station signed on in 1997 from its studios at Le Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne (Fredericton).[1]

CJPN-FM airs live programming from its own studios, as well as francophone music from Quebec, Acadia and other regions.

In June 2013, CJPN announced that due to financial difficulties, the station may close as early as July 15 if additional funding is not secured; the station needs at least $25,000 to stay on the air after July 15, and $50,000 to stay on through the end of 2013. A shutdown of the station would leave Fredericton without a locally based French-language station.[2]

In August 2015, CJPN announced that, after following a new strategic plan, revenues had increased substantially and it had managed to repay all of its debts. As part of the changes, the company developed a strategic alliance with Miramichi's CKMA-FM and Saint John's CHQC-FM. The CEO of the three stations, Alexandre Deslongchamps, stated that the organization now has 15 employees and revenues since 2013 have doubled, if not tripled.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 96-707
  2. ^ Yard, Bridget (June 18, 2013). "Fredericton's only French radio station may close". CBC News. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Corriveau, Michel (August 5, 2015). "Une alliance pour assurer la survie de radios communautaires". Radio Canada. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 45°56′27″N 66°39′12″W / 45.94083°N 66.65333°W / 45.94083; -66.65333