CFOB-FM is an adult Contemporary formatted radio station licensed to Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, serving the Rainy River District, Ontario in Canada and Koochching County, Minnesota in the United States. CFOB-FM is owned and operated by Acadia Broadcasting.

CFOB-FM
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Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast areaRainy River District, Ontario
Koochiching County, Minnesota
Frequency93.1 MHz (FM)
Branding93.1 The Border
Programming
FormatAdult Contemporary
AffiliationsCBC Dominion (1944-1962)
CBC Radio (1962-1963)
Ownership
OwnerAcadia Broadcasting
(Northwoods Broadcasting Limited)
History
First air date
AM: 1944
FM: 2002
Former call signs
CKFI (1944-1955)
Technical information
ClassB
ERP21,000 watts
HAAT81.4 meters (267 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
48°36′10.0″N 93°26′52.0″W / 48.602778°N 93.447778°W / 48.602778; -93.447778
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website931theborder.ca

HistoryEdit

The station was launched in 1944 as AM 1340 CKFI, an affiliate of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Dominion Network, it was owned by local businessman J. G. McLaren. The station moved to 800 in 1952, and adopted the CFOB callsign in 1955.

The station was acquired by Fawcett Broadcasting, in 1960. Fawcett sold the station to Border Broadcasting in 1966, but reacquired it in 1971. The station transferred its affiliation to the main CBC Radio network when the Dominion Network dissolved in 1962. It remained an affiliate of the CBC until 1973 when the CBC-owned CBQ opened.

In 1984, the station moved to 640.[1] In 1989, the station began airing programming from CKIS in Winnipeg during the overnight hours.

In 2001, Fawcett Broadcasting Limited received CRTC approval to convert CFOB to FM and officially moved to 93.1 in 2002.[2]

The station was acquired in 2007 by Acadia Broadcasting based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

On June 8, 2010, CFOB applied to use the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR-6-AM Atikokan to broadcast the programming of CFOB-FM instead of the programming of CKDR-2-FM in Sioux Lookout.[3] The CRTC approved the plan on August 19, 2010.[4] Community leaders in Atikokan said their community has stronger ties to Fort Frances, than to Dryden. The call sign for Atikokan's AM repeater became CFOB-1.

On August 25, 2011, CFOB-FM applied to convert Atitkokan's AM repeater CFOB-1 1240 to 95.9 MHz. This application was approved by the CRTC on November 15, 2011.[5][6][7]

CFOB "tinkered" with its format, going from Adult Contemporary to a mix of AC and Classic Hits, around New Year's 2012. It's similar to the format used by its sister station in Kenora. CFOB also changed its branding from "B93" to "The Border," reflecting its international coverage.

On January 24, 2012, CFOB-1 1240 in Atikokan left the air and returned to the air on its new frequency at 95.9 FM as CFOB-1-FM.[8][9]

TranslatorEdit

In addition to the main station, CFOB-FM is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.

Rebroadcasters of CFOB-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power RECNet
Atikokan CFOB-1-FM 95.9 FM 50 watts Query

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