CFMU-FM

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CFMU-FM
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Broadcast area Hamilton, Ontario
Frequency 93.3 MHz (FM)
First air date January 13, 1978
Format campus radio
ERP 166 W average
250 watts peak
vertical polarization only
HAAT 81 meters (266 ft)
Class A1
Callsign meaning The "MU" refers to McMaster University
Owner McMaster Students Union
Website cfmu.mcmaster.ca

CFMU-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 93.3 FM in Hamilton, Ontario. It is a campus/community radio station owned and operated by the McMaster Students Union at McMaster University.

History[edit]

CFMU was launched on FM in 1978, broadcasting in mono at 50 watts. It had previously operated as a closed circuit station. In the early 1990s, faced with a wattage increase at nearby CFRU-FM in Guelph, CFMU upgraded to a 250 watt stereo transmitter, with a transmission tower originally located at Chedoke Hospital. Presently transmitting from a tower at Mohawk College shared with Mohawk's instructional station CIOI-FM, the station can be heard throughout much of Hamilton and Burlington, although their vertically polarized signal means the station can be heard farther on car radios.

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Coordinates: 43°15′49″N 79°55′04″W / 43.2636°N 79.9179°W / 43.2636; -79.9179