CFOS

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CFOS
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City of license Owen Sound, Ontario
Branding "560 CFOS"
Slogan "The Oldies You Want. The Information You Need"
Frequency 560 kHz (AM)
First air date 1940
Format talk/oldies
Power 7.5 kW daytime, 1 kW nighttime
Class B
Callsign meaning CF Owen Sound
Owner Bayshore Broadcasting
Sister stations CIXK-FM, CKYC-FM
Website 560 CFOS

CFOS is an AM radio station broadcasting from downtown Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. The format is oldies, classic adult contemporary music, and news (plus an adult standards/nostalgic music show, "Remember When," seven nights a week from 9-11 p.m.), and are branded as 560 CFOS. 560 CFOS is owned and operated by Bayshore Broadcasting of Owen Sound.

History[edit]

The station originally began broadcasting in 1940 at 1370 kHz, and changed frequencies to 1400 kHz on March 29, 1941 and again to 1470 kHz in 1947. In 1958, CFOS again changed frequencies from 1470 to its current frequency at 560 kHz.

On June 21, 1978, CFOS opened a semi-satellite station CFPS-AM at Port Elgin and CFPS was given approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in 2005 to convert to the FM band at 97.9 MHz.

In 1994, CFOS applied to operate a new operate a rebroadcaster at Collingwood on the frequency 1610 kHz. That application was denied on March 8, 1995.[1]

In 2007, CFOS applied to add an FM signal at 96.1 MHz to rebroadcast the AM signal; the CRTC denied this application in February 2008.[2]

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Coordinates: 44°33′58″N 80°56′29″W / 44.56609°N 80.94146°W / 44.56609; -80.94146