(identified on air and in print as RJ 1200
) is a Canadian radio station in the Greater Vancouver
region of British Columbia
. It broadcasts at 1200 kilohertz on the AM
band with an effective radiated power
of 25,000 watts from a transmitter on Mount Seymour
, and its studio is located in Burnaby
. The station is owned by I.T. Productions Ltd.
, which is owned by Shushma Datt
Initial approval for a new ethnic radio station was granted on 21 July 2005 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
to serve the South Asian community in the Vancouver area. The station was licensed to broadcast with an average effective radiated power of 25,000 watts. Terms of the license included a stipulation that all programming in each broadcast week must be ethnic in nature. The station is required to provide programming in at least 17 different languages, targeted at no less than 11 different ethnic groups, with 95% of this programming to be in "third languages". 73% of this programming must be in the Punjabi and Hindustanti languages. An additional term of the licence, as per an intervention by Fairchild Radio Group
, CHKG FM
Vancouver), is that CJRJ will not target Vancouver's Chinese community.