The Commission awarded CJNU a license to broadcast at 93.7 on the FM dial in Winnipeg.
The CJNU signal will move from its present frequency of 107.9 FM once plans are finalized for the launch of the station. There will also be an increase in transmission power from 50 watts to just under 500 watts. The CJNU transmitter will continue to be located at the top of 55 Nassau in Winnipeg.
Ross Thompson who chairs the board of Nostalgia Radio says the launch is expected to happen in late August or early September of this year.
He assure loyal listeners, “Our approach to programming will not change, and we will continue to support local non-profit organizations by broadcasting live from different locations such as the Variety Club of Manitoba who are the CJNU Host Sponsor for the month of February.” CJNU will broadcast from the offices of The Winnipeg Foundation in the month of April.
A welcome change with the awarding of a CRTC license is the fact that CJNU will no longer have to go off the air at least one day each month. This happens now because it’s required under terms of the Industry Canada permits that the station receives.
CJNU community service radio station has operated in its present mode for more than five years and has built up a substantial and loyal audience. Informal surveys suggest approximately 20,000 Winnipeggers listen to the station at least once a week or more.
Along with announcing their successful bid for a license, the directors and volunteers took the opportunity to thank the hundreds of members and listeners who supported their application to the CRTC.