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City of license Halifax, Nova Scotia
Branding Q104
Slogan The Home of Rock n Roll
Frequency 104.3 MHz (FM)
First air date November 28, 1983
Format Active rock
ERP 100 kW
Callsign meaning 'Sea-Freak'
Owner Newcap Radio
Sister stations CKUL-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website Q104

CFRQ-FM is a Canadian rock radio station, broadcasting at 104.3 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The station uses the on-air brand name Q104 ("The Q" for short).


CFRQ was founded in 1983 by President C.A. (Arnie) Patterson of Patterson Broadcasters, Senior Vice-President/National Sales Director was W.L. (Bill) Patterson and Vice-President/Chief Engineer Jack Hutchison. The station's original slogan was "The Rock of the Atlantic". The first song played on Q104 was "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin.

The station's original line-up consisted of the "Morning Zoo" with Brother Jake Edwards, Hal Harbour (Doug Barron), and "Billy-Bob" (Bill Phillips), mid-days with "The Legend" Bob Powers, afternoon drive Andy K., six-o'clock rock report with "Rockin'" Ray Plourde, as well as the Midnight Metal Show and weekend afternoons with Jessica Taylor who also created and did the voice of Bambi Fawn from the morning shows sponsored "Between the Sheets". Other original on-air personalities included Jim Armstrong (formerly of CFQM-FM Moncton and later CJMO), Brenda Oland ("Ms. Information"), Doug Caldwell, Andrew Gillis ("Les Ismore") and Andrew Boyle (sports).

In subsequent years, the following personalities were on-air: Jay Michaels, J.C. Douglas, Kenny "C", Jerri MacNeil, Jeff Woods, Jamie Paterson, Greasy Gary, Jordi Morgan, Darian O'Toole, Harv Stewart (sports), Scotty Mars, Stan Carew and Dominik Diamond.

Q104 is owned by Newcap Radio. Newcap owns one other Halifax radio station, CKUL-FM.

Personalities include: B.J. Burke, BJ Wilson, Anna Zee, Tom Bedell, Bobby Mac, Ian Robinson, Adam Marriott and Bob Powers. The station also airs Little Steven's Underground Garage, Nights With Alice Cooper and Sixx Sense with Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem.

The radio station was a sponsor of the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in neighboring Dartmouth.

On-air staff[edit]

  • B.J. and the Q Morning Crew - including B.J Wilson, B.J Burke and Bobby Mac
  • Anna Zee - Middays
  • Tom Bedell - PM Drive
  • Ian Robinson
  • Bob Powers
  • Adam Marriott
  • Brock McNamara
  • Mike McFarland

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Coordinates: 44°38′47″N 63°39′37″W / 44.64639°N 63.66028°W / 44.64639; -63.66028