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CJOB is a talk radio station located at 680 kHz on the AM band in Winnipegmarker, Manitobamarker, Canadamarker. It is owned and operated by Corus Radio, a national media company in Canada. CJOB has been the highest-rated radio station in Winnipeg for many years, and is also the sister station of the most popular FM station in Winnipeg, CJKR-FM Power 97 as well as CJGV-FM Groove FM, all of which also operate out of the same location. In early 2008, the station's market share was 15.3 percent.

History

1940s
  • CJOB's first broadcast was on at 8 a.m. Monday March 11, 1946, as a 250-watt station at 1340 kHz owned by John Oliver Blick (the "JOB" in the callsign).
1950s
  • The station moved to 680 kHz and increased its power to 5,000 watts on October 8, 1957. At the same time it installed a new antenna high in Fort Whyte, Manitoba, three miles (5 km) west of Hwy. 75.


  • In 1959 CJOB applied to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in for Winnipeg's first private television station, but were unsuccessful. The licence was issued to Moffat Broadcasting, which put CJAY-TVmarker on the air in November 1960.
1960s
  • The station was sold to OB Limited in 1964.
  • The station moved in 1964 to 930 Portage Avenue, from where it still broadcasts today.
1970s
  • In 1978 the station's broadcast power increased to 50,000 watts during the daytime.
1990s
2000s
  • In 2000 CJOB was sold to Corus Entertainment.


  • In 2006 the station celebrated 60 years on-the-air.




Programming

The majority of CJOB programming originates locally. Notably the nationally broadcast Adler On Line, an afternoon politically-charged syndicated talk show with host Charles Adler, hails from the CJOB studios. The station also broadcasts Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Manitoba Moose games.

Other personalities previously associated with the station include John Harvard, Peter Warren, Dick Vincent and John Wells.

Rebroadcasters

CJOB also has rebroadcasters in the following communities:



References

  1. "CJOB fires broadcast vet Wells", Winnipeg Free Press, April 19, 2008
  2. "Corus Radio Celebrates CJOB Winnipeg Milestone", news release, Corus Entertainment, March 9, 2006
  3. "Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-57", Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, May 29 , 2007
  4. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-350
  5. Query the REC's Canadian station database for CFIL-FM
  6. Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJEN-FM
  7. Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHGG-FM


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