CKJS (92.7 MHz) is a Canadian FM radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It shares studios and offices with its sister stations CFJL-FM and CHWE-FM in Polo Park. It is the only multilingual radio station in Manitoba. It broadcasts in more than 20 languages: Bulgarian, Chinese, Filipino, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Irish, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. It also broadcasts blocks of Christian radio programming on weekdays and Sundays.[1]

Broadcast areaWinnipeg Metropolitan Region
Frequency92.7 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingCKJS FM 92.7
OwnerEvanov Communications
First air date
AM: March 25, 1975; 49 years ago (March 25, 1975)
FM: September 21, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-09-21)
Former frequencies
810 kHz (AM) (1974–2022)
Technical information
ERP19,682 watts (35,000 watts maximum)
HAAT154 metres (505 ft)
WebcastListen Live

CKJS has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 19,682 watts (35,000 watts maximum). The transmitter is in Duff Roblin Provincial Park just south of Winnipeg.



810 AM


The plan for a multilingual AM radio station in Winnipeg was started in 1974 by Casimir Stanczykowski. CKJS 810 AM first signed on the air on March 25, 1975. It was Stanczykowski's second radio station, behind Montreal's multicultural station CFMB.[2]

In the 1980's it also boasted, for a very short time, a cutting edge alternative music program called Nightbeat. This program was responsible for promoting local talent and giving airplay to music that wasn't being played on mainstream radio. It was unusual for Modern Rock and other alternative music to be heard on commercial radio in this era.

In 2006, the station was sold to Newcap Broadcasting.[2] In May 2011, Newcap announced the sale of both CKJS and CHNK-FM to Evanov Communications, pending CRTC approval.[3] The deal was approved on October 24, 2011.[4] In November 2014, Evanov announced that it would acquire CFMB, which re-united both of Stanczykowski's stations under common ownership.[2]

Move to 92.7 FM


In November 2017, Evanov received CRTC approval to convert CKJS to an FM station on 92.7 FM.[5]

On September 21, 2021, CKJS began simulcasting on its new FM frequency, and in HD Radio—the first station in Manitoba to do so.[6][better source needed] CJKS's AM signal continued operations until February 21, 2022, after which it was shut down—completing its transition to FM.[7]

92.7 is a first adjacent frequency of 92.9 that was formerly used by CKIC-FM which left the air in 2012. Gill Broadcasting applied to use CKIC's former 92.9 frequency in Winnipeg for a new ethnic/multilingual radio station that was denied by the CRTC in 2015 [8] but was later used by CKYZ-FM a low-power 50 watt tourist information station owned by Gill Broadcasting without a CRTC license until it moved to 96.9 MHz in 2018 [9] after Evanov received approval from the CRTC to convert CKJS to the FM band at 92.7 MHz in 2017.


  1. ^ "On-Air Schedule – CKJS 810 AM". CKJS 810 AM. Archived from the original on 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  2. ^ a b c Faguy, Steve (November 18, 2014). "Multilingual radio station CFMB agrees to sale to Evanov Radio". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Newfoundland Capital press release, via Canadian Newswire: "NEWCAP to Sell Winnipeg Radio Stations", May 19, 2010". Archived from the original on May 28, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-661
  5. ^ "CKJS Winnipeg – Conversion to the FM band". CRTC. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  6. ^ "We've thrown the switch, and you can now hear us on 92.7 FM!". GMP CKJS. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  7. ^ CKJS AM 810 in Winnipeg Shuts Down, Canadian Radio News - Facebook, February 21, 2022
  8. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-15, Ethnic commercial FM radio station in Winnipeg, CRTC, January 22, 2015
  9. ^ History of CKYZ-FM - Canadian Communications Foundation

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