CFRQ-FM

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CFRQ-FM
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City Halifax, Nova Scotia
Branding Q104
Slogan The Home of Rock n Roll
Frequency 104.3 MHz (FM)
First air date November 28, 1983
Format Active rock
ERP 100 kW
Callsign meaning 'Sea-Freak'
Owner Newcap Radio
Sister stations CKUL-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website www.q104.ca

CFRQ-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 104.3 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The station uses the on-air brand name Q104, The Home of Rock n Roll ("The Mighty Q" or "The Q" for short). Q104's audience is often referred to as Q-Nation. CFRQ's studios are located on Kempt Road in Halifax, while its transmitter is located on Washmill Lake Drive in Clayton Park.

History[edit]

CFRQ was founded in 1983 by President C.A. (Arnie) Patterson of Patterson Broadcasters, Senior Vice-President/National Sales Director was W.L. (Bill) Patterson and Vice-President/Chief Engineer Jack Hutchison. The station's original slogan was "The Rock of the Atlantic". The first song played on Q104 was "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin.

Original station logo

The station's original line-up consisted of the "Morning Zoo" with Brother Jake Edwards, Hal Harbour (Doug Barron), and "Billy-Bob" (Bill Phillips), mid-days with "The Legend" Bob Powers, afternoon drive Andy K., six-o'clock rock report with "Rockin'" Ray Plourde, as well as the Midnight Metal Show and weekend afternoons with Jessica Taylor who also created and did the voice of Bambi Fawn from the morning shows sponsored "Between the Sheets". Other original on-air personalities included Jim Armstrong (formerly of CFQM-FM Moncton and later CJMO), Brenda Oland ("Ms. Information"), Doug Caldwell, Andrew Gillis ("Les Ismore") and Andrew Boyle (sports).

2016 on air line-up includes: BJ and The Q Morning Crew featuring: BJ Wilson, Bobby Mac and Kate Peardon. Mid-Days with four time National Music Director of The Year (medium market) award winner Anna Zee. Tom Bedell Drive announcer host of The After School Special, 5 O'Clock Traffic Jam and award winning local music program Q104's Route 104. Evenings and weekends with Adam Marriott and evening announcer and Voice of the Halifax Mooseheads Ian Robinson.

Q104 is owned by Newcap Radio which also owns sister station CKUL-FM as well as other Newcap radio stations across Canada.

Q104 was a sponsor of the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in neighboring Dartmouth. The 2011 Canada Winter Games, The 2015 Ford World Men's Curling Championship and other high-profile sporting events and teams like the QMJ's Halifax Mooseheads and NBL's Halifax Hurricanes.

Community & Charity[edit]

Q104's charitable fund. The Q104 Children's Trust Fund was established in 1993 and suports local children and their families who are in need of financial aid due to medical circumstances. Annual charitable initiatives include "The Q104 Hunger Strike" assisting Feed Nova Scotia each Thanksgiving and The Q104 Toy Drive in Support of the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank

Awards[edit]

Canadian Music Awards "Station of the Year" medium market 2010. East Coast Music Award "Station of The Year" 2008 and 2009. 2003 New York Festivals-World Gold Medal Winner "Best Music Special" "Q104 Top Ten Weekend"

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Coordinates: 44°38′47″N 63°39′37″W / 44.64639°N 63.66028°W / 44.64639; -63.66028