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.
|Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada|
|Broadcast area||Rainy River District, Ontario|
Koochiching County, Minnesota
|Frequency||93.1 MHz (FM)|
|Branding||93.1 The Border|
|Affiliations||CBC Dominion (1944-1962)|
CBC Radio (1962-1963)
|Owner||Acadia Broadcasting |
(Northwoods Broadcasting Limited)
First air date
Former call signs
|HAAT||81.4 meters (267 ft)|
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.
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. The CRTC approved the plan on August 19, 2010. 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.
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.
In addition to the main station, CFOB-FM is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||RECNet|
|Atikokan||CFOB-1-FM||95.9 FM||50 watts||Query|
- Decision CRTC 84-961
- Decision CRTC 2001-591 Conversion of AM radio station CFOB to FM
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-350
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-595
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-706
- Broadcasting Part 1 Applications Open for Comment 2011-1192-1
- CFOB to FM dial on Tuesday evening, Atikokan Progress on January 24, 2012
- CFOB goes FM in Atikokan B93 News Blogspot January 24, 2012
- 93.1 The Border
- CFOB-FM history - Canadian Communication Foundation
- CFOB-FM in the REC Canadian station database
- CFOB-1-FM in the REC Canadian station database