The stations air the same programming at all times, although both stations produce a portion of the shared broadcast schedule from separate studios. Their contemporary hit radio sister station CFJO-FM also produces programming in both cities, although it serves the region from a single 100-kilowatt transmitter.
The station was launched by Radio Victoriaville on October 19, 1951, airing on AM 1380. It was sold to François Labbé's Radio-Mégantic in 1970, becoming a Radio-Canada affiliate as part of the Réseau des Appalaches from 1972 to 1979.
The station subsequently converted to its current FM frequency in 1999.
In April 2014, Montreal-based Attraction Radio announced plans to acquire all of Réseau des Appalaches' stations, including CFDA-FM; the decision is currently awaiting CRTC approval.
Pierre Bruneau, the current anchor of TVA's daytime newscasts, worked for CFDA early in his career.