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CIMJ-FM, or Magic 106.1, is a Canadianmarker radio station based in Guelphmarker, Ontariomarker. Its sister station is CJOY.

History

  • 16 May 1968: CRTC approves an application by CJOY Ltd. to operate a new FM station in Guelph. The initial studio and office address is 50 Wyndham Street.
  • 1 July 1969: CJOY-FM begins its first broadcasts. It is authorised for 106.1 MHz frequency, 50 000 watts effective radiated power and 75.9 metres (249 ft) antenna height.
  • 26 July 1972: CJOY-FM and its associated AM station (CJOY-AM) are authorised to relocate their common offices and studios to 75 Speedvale Avenue East and have remained there since.
  • 1975: CJOY-FM calls sign changes to CKLA-FM
  • 1977: CJOY Ltd. assumes at least partial ownership of AM station CFTJ in Cambridgemarker.
  • 1980: CRTC approves relocation of both the CJOY AM and FM transmitters.
  • 28 April 1987: Kawartha Broadcasting Co. Ltd. purchases CJOY Ltd. (CKLA-FM and CJOY-AM), including the associated Galt Broadcasting company which operates the Cambridge station formerly known as CFTJ (whose call sign became CIAM in 1987).
  • 1989: CKLA-FM's owners now known as Power Broadcasting.
  • 10 July 1992: The station's call letters are now CIMJ-FM, but begins to identify itself as “Magic 106.1 – Today’s Favorites”. The station format changes from easy listening to adult contemporary, featuring music from the 1970s to the 1990s.
  • 29 August 1996: CRTC renews CIMJ-FM licence until 2003 ( Decision CRTC 96-556)
  • 2 June 1995: Station co-founder Wally Slatter dies.
  • February 1996: Station co-founder Fred Metcalf dies.
  • 24 March 2000: CRTC approves sale of Power Broadcasting radio stations to Corus Radio, including CJOY-AM and CIMJ-FM ( Decision CRTC 2000-87)
  • 13 April 2000: Corus purchase of Power Broadcasting radio properties is completed.
  • July 2003: Station changes format from adult contemporary to hot AC, taking the format from sister CIZN-FM.
  • September 2007: Major studio renovations begin.
  • August 2008: Studios are completed and are on a AES 44.1 digital network. Digital audio is stored and played back uncompressed.


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