Ontario, North-Western Ontario

CJOA-FM, Thunder Bay

, United Christian Broadcasters of Canada

On September 28,  the CRTC approved the application by Thunder Bay Christian Radio  for a new specialty FM station, opeating on 95.1 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The station would broadcast Christian music. Thunder Bay Christian Radio was owned and controlled by a not-for-profit organization whose structure provided for membership, management, operation, and programming primarily by members of the community at large. 

The station began broadcasting officially on December 28. Studios and transmitter were at 63 Carrie Street (studios & offices in Room 42).

On October 5, CJOA-FM was given approval to add a rebroadcast transmitter at Candy Mountain, operating on 93.1 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 3.7 watts.

On September 13, CJOA was denied a power increase from 50 watts to 250 watts but was given approval to delete rebroadcast transmitter CJOA-FM-1 (Candy Mountain) which had already left the air in June of 2004. The land where the CJOA-FM-1 transmitter had been located was taken over by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CJOA-FM to August 31, 2012. On August 28, the licence was administratively renewed to March 31, 2013.

On March 28, the CRTC renewed CJOA-FM's licence to August 31, 2018. This short-term renewal would allow the Commission to review the licensee's compliance with its conditions of licence and the Radio Regulations, 1986 at an earlier date.

On June 6, the CRTC approved an application by United Christian Broadcasters of Canada for authority to acquire from Thunder Bay Christian Radio, the assets of CJOA-FM.

The Commission also approved UCB's request to delete conditions of licence requiring that all of CJOA's programming be locally produced and that it not broadcast any commercials.

Also on June 6, the CRTC approved an increase in ERP for CJOA, from 50 to 250 watts (non-directional).

                                                Bill Dulmage - Updated June 2014