CFBN was a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 1280 kHz in Mississauga, Ontario. The station, owned by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, aired a business news format branded as Canada's Business Network, as well as some travel and weather information reports for Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Broadcast areaGreater Toronto Area
Frequency1280 kHz
BrandingCanada's Business Network
Formatnews, traffic conditions, airport, weather
AffiliationsCanada's Business Network
OwnerGreater Toronto Airports Authority 1980s-2008
First air date
26 July 1985
Last air date
November 2007
Former call signs
Former frequencies
530 kHz
Call sign meaning
CF Business Network

The station commenced operation in 1985, originally on AM 530 before switching to 1280 when Fort Erie's CJFT was assigned 530.[1][2] Previously operating under the call sign CFYZ, the automated station originally broadcast flight arrival and departure schedules, traffic directions, parking information, and weather reports to those in the immediate vicinity of Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Live broadcasting began in December 2000. In 2002, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority was given approval by the CRTC to increase power.[3] On May 31, 2005, the radio service reverted from live broadcasting to recorded airport information. On April 9, 2007, the station adopted the business format, but continued to broadcast airport traffic reports and advisories along with the business programming.[4] Among programming heard on CFBN beginning April 2007 was syndicated American programming such as Dennis Miller and the Glenn Beck Program, which had never before been heard in Canada.[5]

The station ceased broadcasting in November 2007. CFBN's license was revoked by the CRTC, as requested by the GTAA, on January 17, 2008.[6]

In 2014, the frequency was reassigned to CJRU, a proposed campus community radio station at Ryerson University, (now Toronto Metropolitan University) which began broadcasting in 2016.[7] The CFBN call sign has since been reassigned to a low-power traffic information station in St. Catharines, Ontario.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 84-1010
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 91-776
  3. ^ B&&& dfydrrey545&636roadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-394
  4. ^ "Greater Toronto Airports Authority - Travel Updates". Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-202
  6. ^ CRTC decision 2008-8
  7. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-644". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, December 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Carlton Street bridge to close this winter". Niagara Falls Review, January 4, 2017.

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