CJEM-FM is Canada's first independent, commercial, French-language radio station outside of Quebec. Business people from Edmundston, New Brunswick and Rimouski, Quebec founded the station in 1944. Boasting an audience of nearly 30,000 as of 2015, CJEM has listeners in northwestern New Brunswick, eastern Quebec and north of Maine in the United States.Continue Reading
With nine full-time employees and three part-time employees, the station is focused on providing programming for adults. Music played on the station is often contemporary, along with some country and western, easy listening, and retro. The radio station also offers news, sports, weather, religious programs and a bingo game. Its specialized programs include "Something for Everyone," "Sportek" and "Obituary."
The station is owned by Radio Edmundston Inc. and has evolved from broadcasting at a frequency of 1240 kHz with a power of 250 watts in 1944 to a frequency of 95.1 MHz with a power of 975 watts in 2000.
On March 20, 2012, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission renewed the license for CJEM-FM Edmunston and its transmitter CKMV-FM Grand Falls to August 31, 2012. On August 28 of the same year, the license was renewed to December 31, 2012. On December 20, 2012, the license was renewed to August 31, 2017.Learn more about Art & Literature