CFJO-FM

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CFJO-FM
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City of license Thetford Mines, Quebec
Broadcast area southeastern Quebec
Branding "O97,3"
Slogan "Le Meilleur de la Musique" ("The Best of Music")
Frequency 97.3 MHz (FM)
First air date 1989
Format contemporary hit radio (French)
ERP 100 kW
Class C1
Owner Réseau des Appalaches
(sale pending to Attraction Radio)
Sister stations CKLD, CFDA
Website O97,3

CFJO-FM (branded as O97,3) is a French language Canadian radio station in Thetford Mines, Quebec, which broadcasts on 97.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts. Its motto is "Le Meilleur de la musique", which means "The Best of Music".

The station has studios in both Thetford Mines and Victoriaville, sharing facilities with its soft adult contemporary sister stations CKLD and CFDA. Both cities are served by the same transmitter, and both studios produce part of the station's broadcast schedule — however, Thetford Mines is considered the station's primary city of license.[1]

History[edit]

The station first received CRTC approval in 1988 to broadcast on 94.7 FM,[2] however, it was launched on 103.3 FM in 1989 [3] by media mogul François Labbé, who already owned many radio stations consolidated as the Réseau des Appalaches. It moved to its current 97.3 frequency in 1997.[4]

The first song played on the radio for the year 2000 was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

In April 2014, Montreal-based Attraction Radio announced plans to acquire all of Réseau des Appalaches' stations, including CFJO-FM; the decision is currently awaiting CRTC approval.[5]

Rebroadcasters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CFJO-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Lac-Mégantic CFJO-FM-1 101.7 2,300 watts A Query

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 2002-348 notes the station's mandate to serve both Thetford Mines and Victoriaville, but refers to the transmitter itself as "CFJO-FM Thetford Mines".
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 88-475
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 89-73
  4. ^ Decision CRTC 97-47
  5. ^ Fagstein: "CKRS-FM Saguenay wants to become a Rythme FM station", May 27, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°03′28″N 71°38′04″W / 46.05778°N 71.63444°W / 46.05778; -71.63444