Ontario, Northern Ontario
CJJM-FM, Espanola, Vista Radio Ltd.
On July 19, the CRTC approved the application by JOCO Communications Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Espanola, Ontario. The new station would offer a Classic Hits music format with specialty music programming focused on jazz, blues and folklore. The applicant also indicated that the station would offer approximately 113 hours and 24 minutes of local programming in each broadcast week, as defined in Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158. Of this local programming, 19 hours would be locally-produced spoken word programming, including 12 hours and 12 minutes of local news, sports and weather. The station would also broadcast various lifestyle, community event and public service announcements and, twice weekly, will broadcast a one-hour Aboriginal music and interview program. JOCO also committed to ensure that at least 40% of its category 2 musical selections calculated across the entire broadcast week from Monday to Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., would be Canadian selections, and that 10 hours in each broadcast week will be devoted to category 3 musical selections. The licence would expire 31 August 2013. The station would operate at 99.3 MHz (channel 257A) with an effective radiated power of 794 watts. JOCO also owned bilingual CFSF-FM in Sturgeon Falls.
CJJM-FM began on-the-air testing in mid-December.
Written by Bill Dulmage - June, 2010