CFNO-FM

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CFNO-FM
CFNO-FM.png
City Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast area Marathon, Greenstone, Nipigon, White River
Branding Your Hometown Sound
Frequency 93.1 MHz (FM)
Repeater(s) (see article)
First air date 1982
Format adult contemporary music
ERP 50 kWs
HAAT 265 meters (869 ft)
Class C
Callsign meaning C F Northern Ontario
Owner Dougall Media
(North Superior Broadcasting, Ltd.)
Sister stations CKPR-FM, CJSD-FM
Website www.cfno.fm

CFNO-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts at 93.1 FM in Marathon, Ontario. The station broadcasts an adult contemporary format with the brand name Your Hometown Sound.

The station was launched in 1982 by North Superior Broadcasting. It was acquired by Dougall Media in 2002.

Rebroadcasters[edit]

CFNO serves a large portion of Northwestern Ontario through a network of rebroadcast transmitters.

Rebroadcasters of CFNO-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Beardmore CFNO-FM-3 107.1 FM Query Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-53
Geraldton CFNO-FM-4 100.7 FM Query Decision CRTC 98-164
Hornepayne CFNO-FM-2 107.1 FM Query Decision CRTC 86-730
Longlac CFNO-FM-5 107.1 FM Query Decision CRTC 86-731
Nakina CFNO-FM-7 107.1 FM Query Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-253
Nipigon CFNO-FM-1 100.7 FM Query
White River CFNO-FM-8 100.7 FM Query

In 1986, CFNO received approval to add a transmitter at Nipigon/Red Rock at 103.7 MHz.[1] However, the station was advised to seek another frequency for the rebroadcaster instead. CFNO-FM eventually established a transmitter in Nipigon at 100.7 MHz.[citation needed]

In 1988, CFNO received approval to add a transmitter, CFNO-FM-6, at Dubreuilville at 93.9 MHz.[2] In 2004, the station was authorized to delete CFNO-FM-6 as that transmitter was no longer required, for reasons unknown.[3]

On October 25, 2013, Dougall Media submitted an application to operate a new FM transmitter in Beardmore on 107.1 MHz.[4] The transmitter was approved on February 12, 2014. [5]

On October 6, 2015, the CRTC approved changes to the authorized contours of CFNO-FM-2 Hornepayne, by increasing the effective radiated power from 4 to 280 watts and the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 17.5 to 37 metres. As a result of the increase in power, the transmitter’s status will change from that of a low-power, unprotected service to that of a protected Class A1 service. [6]

CJWA[edit]

CJWA-FM in Wawa was also formerly a rebroadcaster of CFNO.[7] North Superior launched a separate station there in 1998, after the town's sole local radio station (also going by the CJWA callsign, but at 1240 AM) was closed in 1996. CFNO's former rebroadcaster in Chapleau also became a rebroadcaster of CJWA's signal instead.

North Superior sold CJWA at the same time as CFNO, although to a different new owner, Labbe Media.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 86-999
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 88-740
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-543
  4. ^ 2013-1399-9, Addition of a rebroadcasting transmitter - Beardmore, Ontario, CRTC, October 25, 2013
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-53, CFNO-FM Marathon – New transmitter in Beardmore, "CRTC", February 12, 2014
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-456, CFNO-FM Marathon and its transmitter CFNO-FM-2 Hornepayne - Technical changes, CRTC, October 6, 2015
  7. ^ Decision CRTC 88-741

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Coordinates: 48°45′13″N 86°35′08″W / 48.75361°N 86.58556°W / 48.75361; -86.58556