About JOY Radio

JOY Radio has both local and national church programs and over 70 hours of LIVE music & talk shows. The only Canadian Christian voice in the GTA, with locally weighted newscasts and traffic reports that keep you informed throughout the day.

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The History

JOY Radio wasn't always JOY. From the mid 90's Christian programming was heard over CJMR 1320, sharing the frequency with ethnic programming. However, amid an increased demand for more from listeners and ministries, it became evident that there was a great need for a full time Christian radio station.

Prayers were answered when company President, Michael Caine, was successful in an application to the CRTC to gain the 740 AM frequency and to create a new full time Christian station on AM 1250. JOY 1250 (CJYE) was born February 5, 2001 - you can listen to the debut broadcast featuring Michael Caine and Oakville Mayor Anne Mulvale by clicking right here.

"Hometown Christian Radio for the GTA" - JOY is uniquely Canadian, serving the local Church with programming which reflects the lives of Canadian Christians and takes seriously its role as a ministry broadcasting God's word in music and message.

The Music

When it comes to music, it's all Christian all the time - different styles for different tastes! From Contemporary Christian Music and Worship (Love & The Outcome, tobyMac, MercyMe, Needtobreathe, Matt Maher, Danny Gokey, Jeremy Camp, Brooke Nicholls, Matthew West, The Color, Francesca Battistelli, Chris Tomlin, Dan Bremnes, for King & Country), along with exciting new artists (Lauren Daigle, Koryn Hawthorne, Jordan Feliz, Blanca, Zach Williams, Hollyn, Micah Tyler), the music and the message we present represents Toronto and can't be found anywhere else on the dial!

Listen for The Drive with James Kurtis each weekday morning to start your day with news, weather and traffic. Faith Strong Today's Good Company with Hollie Taylor combines the best in Christian music and talk every weekday afternoon.

Our Saturday Night Praise Party is a destination for Christian CCM, Hip Hop, dance and EDM. The music starts at 5pm with the Joy Top 20 playing your trending songs each week. JOY also brings you the best Gospel, Praise & Worship and Inspirational Music in the city! Catch Homecoming Radio with Bill Gaither Sundays at 3pm, followed by Sunday Praise with Bill Craig at 4pm, a weekly tradition on Hometown Christian Radio for the GTA. Then Prosper raises the praise on Powerhouse Radio from 5pm - 9pm, with today's best Gospel music along with features and community dialogue.

There is always something for everyone, and all of it inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

The Message

Some of the very best Christian leaders, preachers and teachers can be heard daily. Chuck Swindoll, Charles Stanley, John Neufeld, Robbie Symons, John MacArthur, Michael Youssef, Gideon Levytam, Jim Daly, David Jeremiah, Gary Chapman, Mart De Haan, Elisa Morgan, Chris Brooks, Perry F. Rockwood, Colin Smith, J. Vernon McGee, Chip Ingram, Janet Parshall and Dennis Rainey are just some of the notable hosts on JOY Radio.

Plus, participate during LIVE phone-in programs such as Equipped Radio with Chris Brooks by calling (877) 548-3675 Monday to Friday between 1-2pm. For life-changing insight and realistic marriage advice rooted in the Word of God, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman can help at (866) 424-GARY, then listen every Saturday at 1pm. Or In The Market with Janet Parshall by calling (877) 548-3675 Monday to Friday between 5-7pm, then listen to the program aired weeknights at 1am on JOY.