|First air date||January 1, 2007|
CFEX-FM is an alternative rock station serving Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In 2006, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved a licence for Harvard Broadcasting to start a FM station.As of Fall 2011, CFEX is ranked #13 in the Calgary market ratings.
X92.9 went on the air January 1, 2007 at midnight with a live to air performance with Hot Hot Heat. The on-air lineup debuted one week later on January 8. The station is also home to a "No Nickelback Guarantee". The station's slogan is "Calgary's Alternative".
X92.9 currently features a morning show with humorous conversation, current events coverage, and commentary. The hosts are Fraser Tuff and Carly Meyers. "The Show" runs from 6am-10am.
The rest of the current on-air line-up includes:
Lynch - Middays 10am-2pm
Tyler Middleton - Drive Show 2pm-7pm
Matt Berry - Evenings 7pm-Midnight
Marcello Palombi - Overnights & Weekends Midnight-6am (Mon-Wed) & 11am-5pm (Sat & Sun)
Chris Lynch is the Music Director, and also hosts The Alt 20 countdown, a weekly chart show that runs down the biggest hits in modern rock over the previous week. Lynch talks about details regarding the songs and artists played, and artist interview clips are often interspersed throughout the 2 hour program. The Alt 20 Countdown airs Saturday mornings from 9am-11am, and Sunday evenings from 7pm-9pm.
Xposure is a weekly indie music show which runs for one hour Sundays at 9PM, hosted by Matt Berry. It focuses on Canadian independent artists, with an emphasis on the Calgary music scene.
X92.9 has a streetside studio at the corner of 17th Avenue and 2nd Street in SW Calgary in an area known as The Red Mile. Listeners can watch the DJs and assorted guests through very large windows.
X92.9 occasionally hosts Takeovers where a band will perform for listeners and on air plus play the songs they want to hear on the radio station. Some of the artists who've done X Sessions include Queens of the Stone Age, Silversun Pickups, The New Pornographers, Taking Back Sunday, Strata, Attack in Black, Tegan and Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Wintersleep, Our Lady Peace and Ill Scarlett.
On December 21st, 2012, the date on which many thought the world would end according to the Mayan Calendar, X92.9 played "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. all day long. It garnered quite a lot of attention from local and international media, including CTV Calgary and The Huffington Post, and it even made the front page of reddit.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-321
- Fall 2011 Calgary PPM Ratings
- Farquharson, Vanessa (2009-02-05). "Debate over Nickelback rages on". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2009-02-15.[dead link]
- X92.9 official website
- CFEX-FM history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CFEX-FM