CJBK AM is a broadcasting radio station with a 1290 kHz (AM) frequency. Bell Media owns the station as well as its sister station CFPL DT, CIQM FM, and CJBX FM. It broadcasts News/Talk/Sports format from London, Ontario, Canada. The channel’s brand name is “Newstalk 1290 CJBK.” FM has an antenna system input power of 10,000 watts as a Class B station. Its transmitter is near White Oak Road and Manning Drive south of London, while its studios are at 1 Communications Road.
It on-airs a variety of programmings such as music shows, entertainment, information, businesses, current affairs, weather updates, and traffic reports. 1290 CJBK broadcasts the Western Ontario Mustangs college football team, serving as its flagship station. It also transmits Toronto Maple Leaf’s, Ottawa Senators, and Detroit Red Wings games in 2016. In addition, 1290 Newstalk radio on-airs 24 hours live transmission around the world on the internet through live streaming.
History of CJBK AM
On January 25, 1967, CJBK went on air as CJOE. JOE in the call sign stood for Joe McManus, the founder of the channel. It originally featured a Beautiful Music format. Eventually, FM started to supplement the easy listening music with soft rock and then Top 40 music during the evening hours. In 1972, Rick Richardson (two-thirds Baron Communications, Ltd. and one-third Bruce Communications, Ltd.) purchased the channel from McManus.
Richardson took control of CJOE and changed the call letters to CJBK on September 6, 1972. FM also adopted a full-time Top 40 music format. In the 1970s, its main catchphrase was “Have a Good Day!” and it added an FM sister, CJBX-FM 92.7, with country-formatted. Middlesex-Lambton Broadcasters Ltd acquired CJBK and CJBX. Then it shifted CJBK format to adult contemporary in August of that year. In 1989, it began broadcasting on AM stereo and flipped from AC to oldies format in early 1992.
London Communications, Inc. again purchased CJBK and CJBX in September 1993 and moved to the current News/Talk format on August 12, 1996. The channels were sold again in 1999 to Telemedia. In 2002, Standard Radio acquired Telemedia’s London stations. Astral Media acquired Standard Broadcasting’s terrestrial radio and television assets in October 2007. On June 27, 2013, Astral merged with Bell Media; Bell Media operates CJBK.
Programs with Presenters
Best Of Ken & Loreena – 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Totally Useless Information – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Social – 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
The Evan Solomon Show – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ask The Experts Weekend Edition – 9:00 AM
Address: 1 Communications Road London ON N6J 4Z1
CTV Newsroom: 519-686-8810
Official Website: https://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1290-cjbk
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