CJRL 89.5 The Lake is in the popular tourist and recreation town of Kenora, Ontario, which is also known as Manitoba’s playground due to its proximity to the provincial border and Winnipeg. CJRL was originally launched in 1938 as CKCA-AM and became CJRL with an ownership change in 1943. Locals and visitors alike have come to rely on CJRL for news, weather sports and community event information.