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CJEM radio appears in Journal of the Madawaska Historical Society

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The launch of the latest issue of the Journal of the Madawaska Historical Society was held Friday, April 5 during the Edmundston Book Fair. This issue marks the 75th anniversary of CJEM radio.

It includes texts of two students produced in the course HIST4710, Regions and regionalism: The Madawaska, offered by Professor Nicole Lang in winter 2018 and excerpts from an interview with a former employee and former owner of the radio station, Mr. Murillo Soucy.

Matthew Martin, a fourth-year student in the bachelor of individualized studies (its main subject being the story) completed a work entitled “CJEM: Story of a radio Madawaska from 1944 to today.” In his text, Mathieu retraces the history of the radio in 1944 and how it became the first French-language station in the Maritimes and the first private commercial French-language radio station outside Quebec in Canada. To mark the 75th anniversary of CJEM, the text is divided into three parts, each having 25 years of the history of radio. In each part, Mathieu identifies milestones.

André Bernier, completes this year its multidisciplinary bachelor (with a minor in history), also pointed out the striking contribution of CJEM in the region. His study aims to analysis tools, techniques and equipment used by this radio station since its founding in 1944. As demonstrated in his text entitled “CJEM: 75 years of continuous radio innovations,” CJEM has worked over years to be on the cutting edge of technology to better serve its audience in northwestern New Brunswick, northern Maine and in the county of Temiscouata, Quebec.

This issue of the journal is on sale at the Librairie Matulu Edmundston.

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