|City||Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada|
|Broadcast area||Rainy River District, Ontario
Koochiching County, Minnesota
|Branding||"93-1 The Border"|
|Slogan||"Simply the Best from Both Sides"|
|Frequency||93.1 FM MHz|
|First air date||AM: 1944
|HAAT||81.4 meters (267 ft)|
|Former callsigns||CKFI (1944-1955)|
(Northwoods Broadcasting Limited)
CFOB-FM is an Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, serving the Rainy River District, Ontario in Canada and Koochiching County, Minnesota in the United States. CFOB-FM is owned and operated by Acadia Broadcasting.
The station was acquired by Fawcett Broadcasting, in 1960. Fawcett sold the station to Border Broadcasting in 1966, but reacquired it in 1971.
The station was acquired in 2007 by Acadia Broadcasting based in Saint John, New Brunswick.
On June 8, 2010, CFOB-FM applied to use the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR-6-AM Atikokan, Ontario to broadcast the programming of CFOB-FM instead of the programming of CKDR-2-FM in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. The CRTC approved the plan on August 19, 2010. Community leaders in Atikokan said their community has stronger ties to Fort Frances, than to Dryden. The call sign for Atikokan's AM repeater became CFOB-1.
On August 25, 2011, CFOB-FM applied to convert Atitkokan's AM repeater CFOB-1 from the AM band at 1240 kHz to the FM band at 95.9 MHz. This application was approved by the CRTC on November 15, 2011.
CFOB-FM "tinkered" with its format, going from Adult Contemporary to a mix of Adult Contemporary and Classic Hits, around New Year's 2012. It's similar to the format used by its sister station in Kenora. CFOB also changed its branding from "B93" to "The Border," reflecting its international coverage.
In addition to the main station, CFOB-FM is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||RECNet|
|Atikokan||CFOB-1-FM||95.9 FM||50 watts||Query|
- Decision CRTC 84-961
- Decision CRTC 2001-591 Conversion of AM radio station CFOB to FM
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-350
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-595
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-706
- Broadcasting Part 1 Applications Open for Comment 2011-1192-1
- CFOB to FM dial on Tuesday evening, Atikokan Progress on January 24, 2012
- CFOB goes FM in Atikokan B93 News Blogspot January 24, 2012