CJRL-FM

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CJRL-FM
CJRL logo.png
City Kenora, Ontario
Branding "89.5 The Lake"
Slogan The Classic Hits You Want, The New Hits You Need
Frequency 89.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1938 (AM)
2004 (FM)
Format adult contemporary
ERP 31,200 watts
HAAT 105.2 m
Class B
Owner Acadia Broadcasting
Website 895thelake.ca

CJRL-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 FM in Kenora, Ontario. The station broadcasts an adult contemporary format branded as 89.5 The Lake.

The station was originally launched in 1938 as CKCA AM at 1420 kHz. In 1941, CKCA moved from 1420 kHz to 1450 kHz. In 1943, Kenora Broadcasting Co. Ltd. took ownership of CKCA and changed the frequency to 1220 kHz with a new callsign CJRL.

CJRL went through different ownerships over the years.

In 2004, CJRL was given approval by the CRTC to convert to the FM band at 89.5 FM and began broadcasting in November 2004 as "89.5 MIX-FM".[1][2] Following the flip to FM, the station shifted format to adult contemporary from hot adult contemporary.

Formerly owned and operated by Fawcett Broadcasting, the station was acquired in 2007 by Acadia Broadcasting Limited of Saint John.

As of June 30, 2011, 89.5 Mix FM was rebranded '89.5 The Lake', continuing as an adult contemporary station, the playlist included pop and rock hits from 1970 to current. Following the unexpected passing of Charlie Tuna in early 2016, the 70's Show on weekends was replaced with the Totally Awesome 80's with Kent Jones. The station continues to play classic hits and today's favourites.

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Coordinates: 49°46′45″N 94°27′26″W / 49.77917°N 94.45722°W / 49.77917; -94.45722