CJJC – 15 years – owned by Joe Chesney

1963
City & Country Radio Ltd. (Joe Chesney) opened CJJC 850 Langley on January 19. The station offered a country music format with 1,000 watts of power.

1969
On November 5, City and Country Radio Ltd. was authorized to establish studios for CJJC at the Dell Shopping Centre, White Rock Shopping Centre, Guildford Town Centre, Haney, BC.

1970
On December 15, CJJC was given approval to move from 850 kHz with power of 1,000 (two directional patterns) to 800 kHz with 10,000 watts (two directional patterns), with a minor change in the antenna location.

1975
In June, CJJC moved from 850 to 800 kHz and increased its power to10,000 watts.

1977
CJJC rehired 23 of 32 staff members who were given notice by owner Joe Chesney on New Year’s Eve. At that time, the entire staff was given 30 days notice as the station was suffering financial problems.

City & Country Radio Ltd. was authorized to transfer all of the shares in CJJC Radio Ltd. to a company controlled by J.E. Chesney and Ernie Mykyte.

1978
Mykyte obtained 100% of CJJC with the purchase of the 50% held by Chesney.

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