CJLS-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 95.5 FM in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The station uses the on-air brand name Y95. The station currently airs an adult contemporary format and is owned by Acadia Broadcasting Limited. The station was one of the first radio stations in the Maritimes.

Broadcast areaYarmouth
New Tusket
Frequency95.5 MHz (FM)
FormatClassic hits
OwnerAcadia Broadcasting
First air date
April 1, 1934
Former frequencies
1340 kHz (AM) (1968–2002)
Technical information
ERP18,000 watts
horizontal polarization only
HAAT75.9 meters (249 ft)
WebcastListen Live

History edit

CJLS was founded by Laurie Smith in 1934. Leland G. Trask purchased the company from the Smith Family in 1968. In 1998, Gerry Boudreau, Chris Perry and Ray Zinck, all former employees of CJLS purchased CJLS.

In 1984, CJLS added FM repeaters at Barrington Passage (96.3 MHz at 5,500 watts) and New Tusket (93.5 MHz at 3,000 watts).[1]

For years, CJLS was carried at 1340 kHz on the AM band until the switch to FM after receiving CRTC approval in 2002.[2] The formal changeover from AM to FM took place in June 2003.[1]

In 2004, CJLS was given approval to operate a low-power rebroadcast transmitter in Yarmouth to resolve signal deficiencies caused by rough terrain surrounding the 95.5 FM transmitter located in Tusket Falls. The rebroadcaster began operating on 94.7 MHz with effective radiated power of 50 watts.[1]

In April 2016, the station was sold to Acadia Broadcasting.[3]

As of September 16, 2016, CJLS rebranded from The Wave to Y95.[1]

In 2020 Y95 changed their format to Classic Hits.

Rebroadcasters edit

City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet
New Tusket[4] CJLS-FM-1 93.5 FM Query
Barrington[4] CJLS-FM-2 96.3 FM Query
Yarmouth[5] CJLS-FM-3 94.7 FM Query

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