Remember why the little moron threw a clock out the window? He wanted to see time fly, and you know what? It does! I moved to Saskatoon from Calgary to be Program Director of this company’s only radio station at the time, CJWW, on July 11, 1983, 34 years ago today. It was the first day of that year’s Saskatoon Exhibition, which has since moved to August. Saskatoon’s population in July ’83 was about 165,000. The Circle Drive Bridge had just opened on July 1st, Canada Day, and a new addition to City Hall was to be unveiled in a few days. CJWW radio was way up the AM dial at 1370 Khz and its signal didn’t travel all that far.
In 1985 it moved to 750 Khz and finally in 1995 to 600 Khz. We added 92.9 FM to the company in 1995, first called Hot 93, changing to 92.9 the BULL in 2007. Then we added Magic 98.3 FM in 2001 and it became 98COOL in 2013. With the continuing evolution of the internet’s influence we stream all three radio stations signals online and we have an information website called Sasknow.ca, Saskatoon online. The city of Saskatoon has grown to around 270,000 in the last 34 years. We now have a Circle Drive South bridge and work is underway on a North Commuter bridge. With increasing population comes increased traffic. As I begin my 35th year here I can say that our company, Saskatoon Media Group, is proud to serve Saskatoon and Central Saskatchewan and we will continue to do so for years to come.