CKJR

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CKJR
City Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Branding W1440
Slogan Hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s!
Frequency 1440 kHz
First air date 1971 as CJOI
Format Oldies
Power 10,000 watts
Class B (regional)
Owner Newcap Radio
Webcast Listen live
Website www.w1440.com

CKJR is a radio station in Wetaskiwin, Alberta broadcasting at 1440 AM owned by Newcap Radio. The station currently broadcasts an Oldies format branded as W1440. CKJR broadcasts with a non-directional pattern during the daytime hours and a directional signal (using a three-tower array) during nighttime hours. CKJR is the only station in Canada broadcasting at 1440 AM.

History[edit]

  • The station started in 1971 as CJOI on 1440 kHz, with 1,000 watts power.
  • In 1974, CJOI started using 10,000 watts power
  • CJOI became CKJR in 1994 (new call appears in World Radio TV Handbook 1995)
  • In 2002, Standard Broadcasting purchased stations and sold parts to Newcap Broadcasting and Rogers Communications.
  • CJOI is now an FM radio station in Rimouski, Quebec.
  • In late September, 2006, CKJR changed formats from Hot Country to Oldies, and a name change from Cat Country 1440 KJR to W1440, meaning Wetaskiwin 1440.
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Coordinates: 52°58′13″N 113°22′48″W / 52.9703°N 113.3799°W / 52.9703; -113.3799