105.1 The River is a broadcasting radio station targeting the Greater Niagara Falls area, including the Niagara County in New York and Niagara Region in Ontario. It airs live transmission from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. FM operates a hot adult contemporary format at 105.1 MHz frequency. Its brand name is “105.1 The River.” Byrnes Communications Inc owned and managed the channel.
Byrnes Communications Inc is a Burlington-based broadcasting company that owns and manages radio stations in Ontario. CFLZ FM is its sister channel. Formerly its transmitter was based on the Skylon Tower next to Niagara Falls but later shifted to a new site in Thorold. It is a class B station with effective radiator power of 4,000 watts average and 15,000 watts peak (vertical polarization only). Its programming format includes entertainment, sports, talk shows, business, political talk, and Niagara’s Best Music. It streams worldwide on the official website through live streaming.
History of 105.1 The River
Keith Dancy originally established the station as CFLZ radio. He is the owner of CJRN AM radio and is a tourist information station broadcasting at 91.9 FM with an adequate radiated power of just 8 watts. CRTC approved short-term special events broadcasting licenses, covering the Niagara Falls’ annual Winter Festival of Lights and summer tourist season.
Its short-term licenses were allowed as follows: May 29 to October 31, 1992, November 25, 1992, to January 17, 1993, May 3 to October 31, 1993, December 23, 1993, to January 31, 1995, April 7, 1995, to January 31, 1996, June 17, 1996, to January 31, 1997, and January 30, 1997, to August 31, 1998. After that, the river radio station got its first long-term license from 1998 to 2005. CFLZ and CJRN exchanged formats, CFLZ adopted CJRN’s music programming, and CJRN took over the tourist information programming in 2001. FM shifted to its current call letter CJED FM in late 2011. Its sister station replaced the CKEY call letter with CFLZ FM.
Programs with Presenters
River Mornings with Tami Jenneret and Rob White – 5:30 to 9:00
Office Party with Brett Ness – 10 to 2 pm
Office Party Home Stretch – 2 to 4
Drive Home with Dan Henry – 4 to 7 pm
Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 – 9 am to 1 pm – Saturdays
Address: 4673 Ontario Avenue, Suite 202, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 3R1
General Inquiries: (905) 356-6710
Contest/Text Line: (905) 374-1051
Programming: (289) 248-0413
News: (905) 356-6397
Official Website: http://www.105theriver.ca/
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