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CityCornwall, Ontario
Brandingboom 101.9
Slogan70s, 80s, 90s
Frequency101.9 MHz
First air date1945 as CKSF
Formatclassic hits
ERP3,000 watts
Callsign meaningC J Stanley Shankman (original owner)
Former frequencies1220 AM (1945-1999)
OwnerCorus Entertainment
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
Sister stationsCFLG-FM, CJUL (defunct)
WebcastListen Live

CJSS-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 101.9 FM in Cornwall, Ontario. The station broadcasts a classic hits format branded as Boom 101.9. CJSS-FM is owned by Corus Entertainment, who acquired the station, along with CFLG, in 2001.[1]

The station was launched in 1945 by the city's daily newspaper, the Cornwall Standard Freeholder, with the call sign CKSF. In 1957, the newspaper also launched CKSF-FM. Two years later, the stations were acquired by Stanley Shankman, the owner of CJSS-TV, and both changed their callsigns to CJSS as well.

By 1963, Shenkman had sold his broadcast holdings. Ernie Bushnell purchased CJSS-TV 8, using it as a repeater of Ottawa's CJOH-TV; the radio stations were sold to the local Émard family.

The radio stations were subsequently acquired by Tri Co Broadcasting in 1978. Tri Co converted CJSS to the FM band in 1999.[2] CJSS' former frequency, 1220 AM, did not go dark, but changed to an adult standards format as CJUL ("The Jewel").

On August 18, 2010, CJUL (AM 1220) left the air. Corus stated that more listeners across Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry would now get up-to-date local and regional information on local radio as Corus Radio redeployed news and community event information from AM 1220 (CJUL) onto its two FM stations, CJSS-FM, and CFLG-FM.[3][4]

After the flip from AM to the FM band in 1999, CJSS-FM aired a country music station branded as Blaze 101.9 FM. On August 8, 2003, the station shifted to an active rock format, branded as "Rock 101.9 FM".

On February 15, 2011, CJSS-FM changed its format to classic hits, branded as "Greatest Hits 101.9 FM".

On August 25, 2014, at 3PM, CJSS-FM rebranded as boom 101.9.[5] The last song on Greatest Hits 101.9 was "Revolution" by The Beatles, while the first song on Boom 101.9 was "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.

Also on August 25, 2014, Dan Allaire and Bill Halman teamed up to become the "Boom Breakfast with Dan & Bill". Tom Schoch was introduced as the stations new midday host, followed by local favorite Darryl Adams in Afternoon Drive slot.

By October 24, 2014, Bill Halman was named Program Director for both CJSS-FM and CFLG-FM which had been re-branded as 104.5 Fresh FM the same day as Boom 101.9 had been.




  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2001-703
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 99-77
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-02-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 1220 CJUL Cornwall, ON - Final transmission loop
  5. ^ http://formatchange.com/cjss-becomes-boom-101-9/

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Coordinates: 45°03′30″N 74°44′44″W / 45.05833°N 74.74556°W / 45.05833; -74.74556