CKFX-FM

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CKFX-FM
City of license North Bay, Ontario
Branding The New 101.9 FM The Fox
Slogan World Class Rock.
Frequency 101.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 1922 (AM)
1996 (FM)
Format mainstream rock
ERP 100 kW
Class C
Callsign meaning C K FoX
Owner Rogers Media
Sister stations CKAT, CHUR-FM
Website 101.9 The Fox
"CKFX" redirects here. A now-silenced shortwave transmitter of Vancouver station CKWX also used the CKFX callsign.

CKFX-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 101.9 FM in North Bay, Ontario. The station airs an active rock format under the brand name 101.9 The Fox. Despite being branded differently, the station uses the same general format as — and shares some programming with — its Q92 sister stations CJRQ-FM in Sudbury and CJQQ-FM in Timmins.

The station was originally launched in Iroquois Falls in 1922, as CFCH, a corporate communications service for lumber camps owned by Abitibi Power and Paper Company. It was subsequently acquired by Roy Thomson in 1930, and moved to North Bay. The station originally launched in North Bay at 930 on the AM dial, moving to 1230 in 1941 and then to 600 in 1942. CFCH was on the FM dial at 106.3 MHz for a brief period in the 1940s and 1950s.[1] The 106.3 MHz frequency is now occupied by CFXN-FM.

In 1960, Thomson's Northern Broadcasting acquired the city's television station, CKGN, which also adopted the CFCH callsign. In 1976, Northern also acquired the FM station CKAT. Thomson subsequently sold Northern Broadcasting to a local business consortium in 1974. In 1980, the stations were sold to Telemedia.

In 1996, Telemedia swapped the stations in a move similar to its 1990 switch involving CKSO and CIGM in Sudbury. CKAT took over CFCH's AM frequency, and CFCH moved to the FM station, adopted its current callsign and a new branding 102 FM The Fox. (The former CFCH callsign now belongs to a radio station out in Chase, British Columbia).

In 2002, Telemedia sold the stations to Standard Broadcasting, who shortly sold them to Rogers Media.

In June 2013, Rogers Media rebranded 102 FM the Fox to The New 101.9 The Fox and changing the slogan from North Bay's Best Rock to World Class Rock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CFCH-FM (1947-1956) Canadian Communications Foundation

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Coordinates: 46°18′10″N 79°24′39″W / 46.30278°N 79.41083°W / 46.30278; -79.41083