CFAN originally began as CKMR-AM in April 1949 at 1340 kHz. It moved to 790 kHz in 1956. In 1973, CKMR's callsign had changed to CFAN. On July 2, 2002, CFAN was given approval to switch to the FM band. On January 10, 2003, CFAN officially launched as an FM station branded as "Miramichi's Best Music — 99.3 The River". On September 7, 2012 at 6 p.m., CFAN-FM changed their format from Adult Contemporary to Country. The station branding remained the same but the station's slogan was changed to Today's Best Country.