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CKHJ logo.png
CityFredericton, New Brunswick
Frequency1260 kHz (AM)
Repeater(s)CKHJ-FM-1 (95.1 FM; New Maryland)
CKHJ-FM-2 (103.5 FM; Oromocto)
First air dateAugust 19, 1977 as CIHI
Formatcountry music
Power10,000 watts
Callsign meaningKindness, Happiness and Joy
(disambiguation of, and referencing KHJ radio in Los Angeles)
Former frequencies105.3 FM (1977-2000)
OwnerBell Media
(Bell Media Radio Atlantic Inc.)
Sister stationsCFXY-FM, CIBX-FM

CKHJ is a Canadian radio station in Fredericton, New Brunswick broadcasting at 1260 on the AM dial. The station broadcasts a country music format under the "KHJ" branding. The station is owned by Bell Media which also owns sister stations CFXY-FM and CIBX-FM.

Based on the current format, CKHJ competes with Newcap-owned CFRK-FM.


Former logo of the radio station

The station at 1260 AM first signed on August 19, 1977 as CIHI. In June 2000, the station swapped frequencies with what was then CKHJ-FM, with CIHI assuming CKHJ's 105.3 frequency and CKHJ moving to 1260 AM. CIHI-FM would subsequently become CFXY. There are two rebroadcasters of CKHJ on FM due to the AM station's weak signal to the south and east of the city: CKHJ-1-FM on 95.1 in New Maryland, and CKHJ-2-FM in 103.5 in Oromocto. All three transmitters can be heard over most of Fredericton, effectively creating a simulcast.[1]

CKHJ, along with CIHI, was owned by Radio One Ltd. from its creation until 1999, when they were sold to Telemedia Communications. Telemedia then sold the stations to Astral Media in 2002.Current owners Bell Media acquired the stations from Astral Media in 2013.

The station's transmitter is on Royal Road, northwest of Fredericton.

On November 27, 2008, CKHJ applied to increase the signal of CKHJ-2-FM Oromocto.[2][3] The station received approval on January 26, 2009.[4]


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Coordinates: 45°59′52″N 66°41′37″W / 45.99778°N 66.69361°W / 45.99778; -66.69361