Fonds RG 159 - CJRT Radio

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CJRT Radio

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(1949 - 2010)

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  • 1949 - CJRT launches with limited broadcast to Toronto area, on frequency 88.3.
  • 1950 - Frequency changes to 91.1 MHz, .CJRT-FM.
  • 1954 - Used as training for RTA.
  • 1964 - Licensee changes from RTA to the Board of Governors and run by professional staff with part-time student employees.
  • 1965 - Disk jockey, Ted O'Reilly, begins popular jazz program.
  • 1971 - First broadcast of new Open College with university level Sociology; a first in North America.
  • 1973 - Ryerson announces plans to surrender licence.
  • 1974 - November 29 - a non-profit company incorporates to acquire CJRT, which changes to CJRT-FM Inc.. However, Ryerson retains an affiliation with CJRT-FM with Open College.
  • 1981 - Antenna moved to the CN Tower.
  • 1992 - 2000 - An increase in jazz program(s) and less of other music genres.
  • 1996 - provincial government cancelled the radio's annual operating stipend of $1,300,00 [Jazz FM91 website].
  • 2001 - Move to an all jazz format.
  • 2006 - Move from Ryerson campus to Liberty Village.
  • 2009 - Broadcasts on radio and online.Digital radio and licence as CJRT-DR-1.
  • 2010 - CJRT obtains licence to become Jazz FM91.

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