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Countdown to 1280AM Begins

12 February 2016 / by CJRU 1280AM (author)
radio, tower,  (photo: Tuinstra Harrison)
radio, tower, / (photo: Tuinstra Harrison)

The Countdown to 1280AM is on! As radio lovers across the global celebrate World Radio Day on February 13, CJRU Radio volunteers  at Ryerson begins preparations to turn on 1280AM on March 31, 2016 when the diverse voices of Ryerson and the local community will be shared across downtown Toronto and beyond. In anticipation of this momentous occasion, we invite you to celebrate with us!

February 15-March 20: Sounds Like Downtown Contest

Tell us what song you’d play on CJRU’s first day broadcasting on 1280AM and you’ll be entered to win one of dozens of awesome student prize buckets+tickets to our the 1280AM "Sounds like Downtown" Concert featuring Toronto's own young hip hop, funk and DJ stars! To enter just sign up for our email list or look for the link in your student union or faculty  newsletter.

February 29: 1280AM Testing Begins

March 31: The Ryerson Student Centre Celebrates with an Open House 10:00 am-3:00pm Gould Street & Student Centre Building

  • Build-a-Radio-out-of-a-Jar Workshop

  • Music in the City Panel Lunch

  • Radio Time Capsule and Scavenger Hunt

  • Prize draw for the Radio Lives at Ryerson Contest.

  • Sound Art/Food/Live Music (+ t-shirts, buttons, stickers)

  • Guest host and special content from Ryerson’s new Slaight Radio Institute


March 31: The Sounds Like Downtown Concert 

Featuring local HipHop, funk, live dancers and Toronto’s hottest DJs. CJRU’s own hosts Paula To Much (Urban Spotlight) and DJ Antilles (All About the Funk) MC all night long.

To check out our programming and learn more about the upcoming launch, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to reach out! A heartfelt thank you to the volunteers and campus radio fans who made 1280AM a reality: Let's celebrate radio at Ryerson this Spring!


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  1. kv (Anonymous)

    these 2 antennas would be my personal recommendation for those who can’t listen to cjru on the internet for some reason. although not clear enough to listen to for any length of time, i can receive cjru's signal with a strength of between 1 and 4 bars out of 10 in pickering. i'd guess about as good reception quality as a car radio and you can probably get away with putting one of these on your balcony.

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