CJRW-FM

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CJRW-FM
City Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Branding Spud 102
Slogan Your Community, Your Radio Station
Frequency 102.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1927 as CHGS
Format adult contemporary
ERP 11 kWs average
50 kWs peak
Horizontal polarization only
HAAT 128.4 meters (421 ft)
Class B
Owner Maritime Broadcasting System
Sister stations CFCY-FM, CHLQ-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.spud.fm

CJRW-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 102.1 FM in Summerside, Prince Edward Island owned & operated by the Maritime Broadcasting System. The station plays an adult contemporary format branded on-air as Spud 102 FM. CJRW-FM is the only MBS radio station in Prince Edward Island that is not being licensed to Charlottetown.[citation needed]

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The station was launched in 1927 as CHGS originally broadcasting at 1120 on the AM dial. In 1934, it moved to 1450, then to 1480 in 1941, and finally to 1240 as CJRW on November 17, 1948.

In November 1999, CJRW moved from its AM dial to 102.1 FM,[1] after the FM switch, The station became known as C102 with a country music format. In 2002, Gulf Broadcasting Company, which was owned by Paul Schuman was sold to Maritime Broadcasting System.

In fall 2006, the station changed its format from country to classic rock as 102.1 Spud FM. In August 2007, the station changed formats again to classic hits but kept the same branding. In August 2013, the station changed formats from classic hits to adult contemporary and re-branded itself as Spud 102 FM Your community, Your radio station playing the best music of yesterday and today.

The station employed local personalities such as Mike Gallant (former city councillor), Dave Peppin, B.J. Arsenault, John Perry, Lowell Huestis, Roger Ahern, Mike Surette and John Burk. Paul M Schurman was a producer, host and announcer in many capacities, including popular Sunday sports show "Sports Round-up". Paul has recently re-joined the station as its imaging voice. Former CBC network reporter James Murray worked there while he was in high school in the 1980s.

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Coordinates: 46°20′25″N 63°25′25″W / 46.34028°N 63.42361°W / 46.34028; -63.42361