CFQX-FM (104.1 MHz, QX104) is a commercial radio station in Manitoba. It is licensed to Selkirk and serves the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. CFQX broadcasts a country radio format and is owned by the Jim Pattison Group. The studios are at 177 Lombard Avenue in downtown Winnipeg.

Broadcast areaWinnipeg Metropolitan Region
Frequency104.1 MHz (FM)
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
First air date
November 9, 1981; 42 years ago (1981-11-09)
Former frequencies
92.9 MHz (1981–1987)
Technical information
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT143 meters (469 ft)
WebcastListen Live

CFQX has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100,000 watts, the maximum for most Canadian stations. The transmitter is off Pineridge Road near Garven Road in the Rural Municipality of Springfield.[1]



The station signed on the air on November 9, 1981; 42 years ago (1981-11-09). CFQX was an easy listening station, originally broadcasting on 92.9 FM. It played quarter-hour sweeps of instrumental music with some soft vocals. The station was mostly automated. It changed to country music in 1986.

In 1987, the station received approval to move from 92.9 FM to 104.1 FM.[2] In 1997, CFQX was granted a license amendment to move from 104.1 FM to 95.3 FM.[3] However, that frequency change was never implemented.

On September 2, 2011, Astral Media applied to increase CFQX-FM's antenna height from 138.4 to 147.5 metres to give it better coverage. It also sought to relocate its transmitter site. All other technical parameters remained unchanged. This application was approved on November 15, 2011.[4][5]

As a part of Astral Media's sale to Bell Media, the Jim Pattison Group announced a deal on May 16, 2013. It would acquire CFQX-FM and CHIQ-FM from Astral and Bell respectively for an undisclosed amount. The sale gave the Jim Pattison Group its first stations in Manitoba, and made CFQX a sister station to CHIQ.[6] On December 20, 2013, the CRTC approved Jim Pattison's acquisition of CFQX-FM and CHIQ-FM, the acquisition was closed in early 2014.[7] (CHIQ is now CHNW-FM.)

On May 1, 2021, the Jim Pattison Media Group rebranded and became Pattison Media.


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  2. ^ Decision CRTC 87-570
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 97-624
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-709
  5. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-567
  6. ^ "Pattison group looks to buy castoffs from Bell Astral deal". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 22 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "CRTC Grants Approval for Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Acquisition of CKCE-FM, CFQX-FM & CHIQ-FM". The Jim Pattison Group. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014.

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