CFBN

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CFBN (defunct)
City of license Mississauga, Ontario
Broadcast area Greater Toronto Area
Frequency 1280 kHz (AM)
First air date Mid-1980s (on AM 530)
Format news, traffic conditions, airport, weather
Callsign meaning CF Business Network
Former callsigns CFYZ
Affiliations Canada's Business Network
Owner Greater Toronto Airports Authority

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

The station commenced operation in the mid-1980s, 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 CFBN's license was revoked by the CRTC, as requested by the GTAA, on January 17, 2008.[6]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 due to commence on air broadcast by January 2016.[7]

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