On March 27, Southern Manitoba Broadcasting Co. Ltd. was granted a licence for a new AM station at Boissevain, operating on 1220 kHz with a power of 10,000 watts day and night – directional. Southern Manitoba owned stations in Altona and Steinbach. In licensing this new station, the CRTC encouraged the company to offer some local programming so that not all material was originating from Altona. Southern Manitoba stated that local facilities would be provided.
CJRB 1220 signed on the air later in the year as a semi-satellite of CFAM Altona. It served the southwest portion of the province, reaching the western farming communities of Brandon, Virden, Killarney, and Portage.
Southern Manitoba Broadcasting Co. Ltd. eventually became known as Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. It was owned by Elmer Hildebrand.
On February 15, the CRTC renewed the licenses for CJRB Boissevain, CFAM Altona and CHSM Steinbach, to September 30, 1989.
On June 28 the CRTC renewed CJRB's licence to August 31, 2011.
On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CJRB until March 31, 2012.
On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CJRB to August 31, 2012. On August 28, the licence was administratively renewed to December 31, 2012. On December 21, the licence was renewed to August 31, 2019.
Updated January, 2013
Written by Bill Dulmage - May, 2007