CFCW (AM)

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CFCW
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City of license Camrose, Alberta
Slogan Alberta's country legend!
Frequency 790 KHz (AM)
First air date November 2, 1954
Format Country music
Power 50 kW
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 52°57′40″N 112°57′36″W / 52.96111°N 112.96000°W / 52.96111; -112.96000Coordinates: 53°31′21″N 113°37′40″W / 53.52250°N 113.62778°W / 53.52250; -113.62778 (CFCW)
Callsign meaning Canada's Finest Country and Western
Owner Newcap Radio
Sister stations CFCW-FM, CIRK-FM, CKRA-FM
Website CFCW
For CFCW's FM sister station, see CFCW-FM.

CFCW is a radio station in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, broadcasting on 790 kHz AM. The station is owned by Newcap Broadcasting. CFCW also has studios in the NewCap Broadcast Centre in West Edmonton Mall. CFCW airs a "traditional country music" format with a mix of classic and contemporary country hits, with obligatory Canadian content pieces.

CFCW can also be received on 91.5 MHz on Shaw Cable FM.

CFCW is currently ranked #6 and the 3rd most listened-to AM station in the market according to the Fall 2014 Numeris data report.[1] Most of the stations listeners live in rural areas outside of Edmonton.

History[edit]

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  • CFCW started on November 2, 1954 on 1230 kHz, with 250 watts power.
  • In 1958, the station increased transmitter power up to 1,000 watts.
  • In 1961, the station changed frequencies to 790 kHz, with 10,000 watts power.
  • In 1976, the station increased transmitter power again to 50,000 watts, serving the Edmonton area as well.
  • In 2005, CFCW-FM signed on.

On July 28, 2008, Newcap applied to amend the licence by changing its frequency from 790 kHz to 840 kHz.[2] The application was approved;[3] however, the move was essentially voided when the station then at 830 kHz in Wainwright, Alberta was denied permission to move to FM.[4] The Wainwright station ultimately re-applied for—and got—permission to move to FM;[5] however, it is unclear if CFCW will once again apply for a change in frequency.

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