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City of license Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast area Rainy River District, Roseau County, Koochiching County
Branding "The Border"
Frequency 93.1 MHz (FM) and 95.9 FM in Atikokan
First air date 1944 (AM)
2002 (FM)
Format hot adult contemporary/ac
Former callsigns CKFI
Owner Acadia Broadcasting

CFOB-FM, branded as The Border, is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 93.1 FM in Fort Frances, Ontario. The station airs a hot adult contemporary/Classic Hits format.

The station was launched in 1944 as AM 1340 CKFI, a Dominion Network affiliate owned by local businessman J. G. McLaren. The station moved to AM 800 in 1952, and adopted the CFOB callsign in 1955.

The station was acquired by Fawcett Broadcasting, in 1960. Fawcett sold the station to Border Broadcasting in 1966, but reacquired it in 1971.

In 1984, the station moved to AM 640.[1] In 1989, the station began airing programming from CKIS in Winnipeg during the overnight hours.

In 2001, Fawcett Broadcasting Limited received CRTC approval to convert CFOB from the AM band to the FM band and officially moved to 93.1 FM in 2002.[2]

The station was acquired in 2007 by Acadia Broadcasting based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

On June 8, 2010, CFOB-FM applied to use the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR-6-AM Atikokan, Ontario to broadcast the programming of CFOB-FM instead of the programming of CKDR-2-FM in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.[3] The CRTC approved the plan on August 19, 2010.[4] Community leaders in Atikokan said their community has stronger ties to Fort Frances, than to Dryden. The call sign for Atikokan's AM repeater became CFOB-1.

On August 25, 2011, CFOB-FM applied to convert Atitkokan's AM repeater CFOB-1 from the AM band at 1240 kHz to the FM band at 95.9 MHz. This application was approved by the CRTC on November 15, 2011.[5][6][7]

CFOB-FM "tinkered" with its format, going from Adult Contemporary to a mix of AC and Classic Hits, around New Year's 2012. It's similar to the format used by its sister station in Kenora. CFOB also changed its branding from "B93" to "The Border," reflecting its international coverage.

Effective January 24, 2012, CFOB-1 1240 in Atikokan will leave the air for good and will return to the air on its new frequency at 95.9 FM as CFOB-FM-1.[8][9]


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Coordinates: 48°36′10″N 93°26′53″W / 48.60278°N 93.44806°W / 48.60278; -93.44806