Broadcast area Winnipeg, Manitoba
Branding 680 CJOB
Slogan Winnipeg's News and Information Leader
Frequency 680 kHz
First air date March 11, 1946
Format News • Talk • Information
Audience share Increase 11.0% - Rank: 2[1]
Power 50,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning Canada
Owner Corus Entertainment
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
Sister stations Radio: CJGV-FM, CJKR-FM
Website www.cjob.com

CJOB is a talk radio station located at 680 kHz on the AM band in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is owned and operated by Corus Radio, a national media company in Canada. CJOB had been the highest-rated radio station in Winnipeg for many years until it was overtaken in 2015 by competing talk radio station CBC Radio 990.[2] CJOB and its sister stations, 99.1 Fresh Radio and Power 97, all currently operate out of the same location at 1440 Jack Blick Avenue at Polo Park, Winnipeg.




The majority of CJOB programming originates locally. CJOB is Winnipeg's news and information leader with a heavy emphasis on breaking news, traffic and weather. After many years hosting a national broadcast, Charles Adler has returned to the prime morning timeslot of 09:00. The station also broadcasts Winnipeg Blue Bombers games, and also aired Manitoba Moose games before the team moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. CJOB, which had been the flagship station for the WHA/NHL incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets, bid for broadcast rights to the current NHL Jets, but lost out to CFRW. On Mondays at 07:00 during the Canadian Football League season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach takes questions from Sports Director and voice of the Blue Bombers Bob Irving. Richard Cloutier and Kathy Kennedy host Winnipeg's Morning News, and Kennedy also hosts CJOB News At Noon. Dahlia Kurtz has entertaining guests from 13:00 to 15:00, followed by the All News Drive. Jim Toth hosts the CJOB Sports Show. Geoff Currier hosts the NightHawk weekday evenings between 20:00 and 23:00. CJOB also serves as the radio home of the Manitoba Bisons university football team.

Other personalities previously associated with the station include John Harvard, Peter Warren, Dick Vincent, Jack Wells and John Wells.

Up until 1959 CJOB broadcast the current hit parade music including rock and roll, but generally avoiding negro recordings like the Coasters and Platters. After 1959 the station changed its format to pop music only, in a negative reaction to R&R songs like Conway Twitty's Danny Boy. This music format continued until it changed to all talk in the 1980s.


CJOB also has rebroadcasters in the following communities:


  1. "Spring 2016 Numeris Survey"
  2. http://www.winnipegsun.com/2015/05/28/cbc-bests-cjob-in-radio-ratings
  3. "Mayor Garnet Coulter Opens Winnipeg's New Radio Station". Winnipeg Tribune. March 11, 1946. p. 12.
  4. "CJOB Launches 'New Sound'; Said 'Pleasantest Sound in Town'". Winnipeg Tribune. October 7, 1957. p. 9.
  5. "New Transmitter, New Tower, New Power". Winnipeg Tribune. October 7, 1957. p. 9.
  6. 1 2 "Corus Radio Celebrates CJOB Winnipeg Milestone", news release, Corus Entertainment, March 9, 2006
  7. "Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-57", Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, May 29, 2007
  8. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-350
  9. Query the REC's Canadian station database for CFIL-FM
  10. Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJEN-FM
  11. Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHGG-FM

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Coordinates: 49°39′14″N 97°11′31″W / 49.65389°N 97.19194°W / 49.65389; -97.19194

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