CFRH-FM

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CFRH-FM
CFRH VagueFM88.1 logo.png
City Penetanguishene, Ontario
Branding Vague FM 88.1
Frequency 88.1 MHz (FM)
Repeater(s) 106.7 MHz
First air date 1988
Format community radio
ERP 8.6 kWs average
40 kilowatts peak
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 274 meters (899 ft)
Class C1
Callsign meaning Canada Français Radio Huronie
Owner Radio-Huronie
(La Clé d'la Baie en Huronie, Association Culturelle Francophone)
Website www.vaguefm.ca

CFRH-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 88.1 FM in Penetanguishene, Ontario. Owned and operated by the Radio-Huronie cooperative, it is a non-profit French language community radio station for the region's Franco-Ontarian community.

The station uses the on air brand name Vague FM (Wave FM).

History[edit]

The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in 1988.[1] The cooperative had previously produced some community programming for broadcast on CJBC's Penetanguishene rebroadcaster.[citation needed]

CFRH-FM originally began broadcasting a 10-watt signal on 101.9 FM, along with rebroadcasters on 88.1 FM in Midland, 89.7 FM in Perkinsfield and 101.9 FM in Lafontaine. In 1999, the station was given approval to move to its current frequency, along with a power increase to 4,493 watts.[2] As a result of the power increase, the station no longer needed to maintain the additional transmitters.

In 2005, the station was licensed to increase its transmitter strength from 4.4 to 8.6 kW.[3]

On January 16, 2013, the station submitted an application to add a new FM transmitter at Barrie, which would operate at 106.7 MHz with an ERP of 175 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 85.5 metres).[4] This application was approved on November 1, 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 88-97
  2. ^ CRTC Decision 99-39
  3. ^ CRTC Decision 2005-424
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-588, CIND-FM Toronto, CHES-FM Erin and CFRH-FM Penetanguishene –Technical changes and new transmitter, CRTC, November 1, 2013

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Coordinates: 44°28′42″N 80°19′36″W / 44.47833°N 80.32667°W / 44.47833; -80.32667