CFGQ-FM

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CFGQ-FM
CFGQ-FM Logo.jpg
City Calgary, Alberta
Broadcast area Calgary and Banff, Alberta
Branding Q107
Slogan Great Hits & Real Classic Rock
Frequency 107.3 MHz (FM)
First air date April 15, 1982 (as CKIK-FM)
Format Classic rock
ERP 100 kWs
HAAT 298.5 meters (979 ft)
Class C
Transmitter coordinates 51°03′00″N 114°04′30″W / 51.050°N 114.075°W / 51.050; -114.075Coordinates: 51°03′00″N 114°04′30″W / 51.050°N 114.075°W / 51.050; -114.075
Owner Corus Entertainment
(CKIK-FM Ltd.)
Sister stations CHQR, CKRY-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website Q107

CFGQ-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 107.3 FM in Calgary, Alberta with a classic rock format branded on-air as Q107. CFGQ's studios are located on 17th Ave SW near Westbrook Mall, while its transmitter is located at 85th Street Southwest and Old Banff Coach Road in western Calgary. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment which also owns sister stations CKRY-FM and CHQR.

CFGQ was ranked number 7 in the Calgary market according to the fall 2014 PPM data report released by BBM Canada.[1]

History[edit]

The station was launched on April 15, 1982, as CKIK-FM, and first broadcast an adult album rock format. Throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s, CKIK-FM (known on-air as 107 KIK FM and later as Rock 107) played a variety of rock formats. Early in its history, the station encountered financial difficulties, which were alleviated in 1985, when Harvey Glatt, Ottawa music impresario and founder of CHEZ-FM, acquired a 75% interest in the station, which he held until 1995.[2]

In September 1997, CKIK-FM adopted a CHR format branded as "Power 107".

In January 2002, CKIK-FM evolved to a hot adult contemporary station known as "The Peak 107.3".

On February 19, 2004, at 1:07 p.m., CKIK-FM dropped the hot AC format, becoming a classic rock station branded as "Q107". The station's call letters were changed to CFGQ.

In 2007, Terry DiMonte, formerly associated with CHOM-FM in Montreal, joined Q107 as its morning show host.[3] In December 2011, Terry DiMonte left CFGQ, returning to CHOM in Montreal.

In January 2015, CFGQ-FM changed its slogan from "Calgary's Only Classic Rock" to "Great Hits & Real Classic Rock" but kept the same format.

In July 2016, CFGQ-FM changed their slogan from "Great Hits & Real Classic Rock" to "Greatest Hits of the '70s, '80s and '90s", while adjusting their format slightly to include newer rock hits.

Rebroadcasters[edit]

CFGQ also has an FM transmitter in Banff, which broadcasts on 100.1 MHz FM stereo with an effective radiated power of 92 watts.[4]

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