CFQX-FM (104.1 MHz) is a country music radio station in Winnipeg. Owned by Pattison Media, the station currently operates out of studios at 177 Lombard Avenue in downtown Winnipeg. CFQX's transmitter is located in the Rural Municipality of Springfield.

CFQX-FM
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Broadcast areaWinnipeg, Manitoba
Frequency104.1 MHz (FM)
BrandingQX104 Country
Programming
FormatCountry music
Ownership
Owner
CHIQ-FM
History
First air date
November 9, 1981 (1981-11-09)
Former frequencies
92.9 FM (1981-1987)
Technical information
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.qx104country.ca

HistoryEdit

The station went on the air in November 1981 as an easy listening station on 92.9 FM. It changed to the country format in 1986.

In 1987, the station received approval to move from 92.9 FM to 104.1 FM.[1] In 1997, CFQX was granted a license amendment to move from 104.1 FM to 95.3 FM,[2] although the move was never implemented. On September 2, 2011, Astral Media applied to increase CFQX-FM's effective height of antenna above average terrain from 138.4 to 147.5 metres, and by relocating its transmitter site. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged. This application was approved on November 15, 2011.[3][4]

As a part of Astral Media's sale to Bell Media, the Jim Pattison Group announced a deal on May 16, 2013, to acquire CFQX-FM and CHIQ-FM from Astral and Bell respectively for an undisclosed amount. The sale will give the Jim Pattison Group its first stations in Manitoba, and would make CFQX a sister station to CHIQ.[5] On December 20, 2013, the CRTC approved Jim Pattison's acquisition of CFQX-FM and CHIQ-FM, the acquisition was closed in early 2014.[6]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 87-570
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 97-624
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-709
  4. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-567
  5. ^ "Pattison group looks to buy castoffs from Bell Astral deal". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  6. ^ "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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°09′24″N 96°58′39″W / 50.1567°N 96.9775°W / 50.1567; -96.9775