CJRJ Latitude and Longitude:

49°11′02″N 123°03′44″W / 49.183767°N 123.062333°W / 49.183767; -123.062333 (CJRJ Tower)
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Broadcast area Greater Vancouver
Frequency1200 kHz ( AM)
BrandingSpice Radio
Format Multicultural
OwnerI.T. Productions Ltd.
First air date
November 25, 2006
Call sign meaning
CJ Rim Jhim
Technical information
Power25,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
49°11′02″N 123°03′44″W / 49.183767°N 123.062333°W / 49.183767; -123.062333 (CJRJ Tower)
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CJRJ (identified on air and in print as Spice Radio) is a Canadian radio station based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It broadcasts at 1200 AM with a power of 25,000 watts from a transmitter in Richmond, and its studio is located in Burnaby. The station is owned by I.T. Productions Ltd., which is owned by Shushma Datt.

Logo used as RJ1200, November 2006-September 2014.

Initial approval for a new ethnic radio station was granted on 21 July 2005 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to serve the South Asian community in the Vancouver area. [1] The station was licensed to broadcast with a power of 25,000 watts. Terms of the license included a stipulation that all programming in each broadcast week must be ethnic in nature. The station is required to provide programming in at least 17 different languages, targeted at no less than 11 different ethnic groups, with 95% of this programming to be in "third languages". 73% of this programming must be in the Punjabi and Hindustani languages. An additional term of the license, as per an intervention by Fairchild Radio Group ( CJVB-AM, CHKG-FM Vancouver), is that CJRJ will not target Vancouver's Chinese community.

The station's sister station, Rim Jhim, continues to operate on the subsidiary communications multiplex operation (SCMO) subcarrier of CJJR-FM.


CJRJ's programming is primarily South Asian ( Hindi and Punjabi), however it also airs some Bengali, Gujarati, Filipino, Italian, Malayalam, Persian, Tamil, Sinhala and Korean programming on weekends.

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External links

CJRJ AM historyCanadian Communications Foundation

  • CJRJ in the REC Canadian station database