|Former frequencies||1280 kHz (1961-2014)|
|Owner||Golden West Broadcasting|
In 1960, the Soo Line Broadcasting Company applied for the use of 1280 kHz to create a satellite of CFSL. The station went on the air in August 1961.
The station is currently owned by Golden West Broadcasting, who also own Estevan's two FM stations, CHSN-FM and CKSE-FM. Hockey games involving the senior Big 6 Hockey League are broadcast by the station in the winter, while in the summer the station carries Toronto Blue Jays baseball.
CJSL began as a satellite station of Weyburn's CFSL after the Soo Line Broadcasting Company Ltd. applied to use the frequency of 1280 kHz. In August 1961 CJSL signed on the air with a power of 1,000 watts, effectively becoming Estevan's first radio station. The original studios were located at 1235 4th Street, Estevan, before moving to 5th Street in 1969.
In 1977, CJSL applied to the CRTC to increase full-time power from 1,000 watts to 10,000 watts. The increase was approved in principle by the CRTC, but a final decision was delayed. The delay was caused by concerns from CJME Regina, who then operated at a frequency of 1300 kHz. The power increase was granted in 1978 after an agreement was reached with CJME.
In the 1980s, the station became known as "Super Country CJSL".
In 1995, both CJSL and CFSL were sold to Frontier City Broadcasting Company, now known as Golden West Broadcasting. The station dropped the "Super Country CJSL" moniker and became known simply as CJ1280, using the tagline "Today's best country, and your all time favourites".
On May 28, 2014, Golden West Broadcasting received CRTC approval to change CJSL's frequency from 1280 kHz to 1150 kHz. In November 2014, CJSL switched frequencies from 1280 kHz to its new current frequency at 1150 kHz.
In 2016, it was announced that broadcasts for the Estevan Bruins hockey team would be moved from CJSL to CKSE-FM.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-281, CJSL, CKSE-FM and CHSN-FM Estevan – Technical changes, CRTC, May 28, 2014
- CJ 1150 Radio
- CJSL history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJSL
- Broadcasting History Canada - CJSL
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