CFRK-FM

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CFRK-FM
City Fredericton, New Brunswick
Branding New Country 92.3
Frequency 92.3 MHz (FM)
First air date July 28, 2005
Format country
ERP 42,000 watts average
100,000 watts peak
HAAT 137.5 meters (451 ft)
Class C1
Owner Newcap Radio
Sister stations CIHI-FM
Website www.newcountry923.com

CFRK-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 92.3 FM in Fredericton, New Brunswick owned by Newcap Radio. The station airs a country music format branded as "Fredericton's New Country 92.3".

Based on the current format, CFRK-FM competes with CKHJ.

Station History[edit]

The station launched on July 28, 2005 under a classic rock/classic hits format branded as "92.3 Fred-FM" with the first song being "Layla" by Derek & The Dominos. On March 1, 2013, at Noon, after playing "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, CFRK-FM flipped to Top 40/CHR as "Hot 92.3", whose logo and presentation was patterned after its sister station CIHT-FM in Ottawa. The first song played on "Hot 92.3" was "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am ft, Britney Spears.

On February 7, 2013, the CRTC approved Newcap's application to modify the technical parameters of the English language commercial radio programming undertaking CFRK-FM Fredericton by decreasing the station’s average effective radiated power (ERP) from 93,000 to 42,000 watts (and by increasing the maximum ERP from 93,000 to 100,000 watts), by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 124.8 to 137.5 metres, by changing the radiation pattern of the antenna from non-directional to directional, and by relocating the antenna and transmitter from their current site at Hamtown Corner to Mount Hope. [1]

On June 1, 2015, at Midnight, after playing "Amnesia" by Ian Carey, ft. Rosette & Timbaland, CFRK-FM flipped to Country, branded as "New Country 92.3". The first song on "New Country" was "Sun Daze" by Florida Georgia Line.[2] The lack of a local Country FM radio station prompted the format change.

Former Logos[edit]

Hot923logo.jpg

Sister station[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-51, CFRK-FM Fredericton – Technical changes, CRTC, February 7, 2013
  2. ^ Hot 92.3 Becomes New Country

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°07′07″N 66°46′28″W / 46.11861°N 66.77444°W / 46.11861; -66.77444