CFSX

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CFSX
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City Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada
Broadcast area Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
Branding CFSX 870
Slogan Local News Now
Frequency 870 kHz (AM)
First air date November 13, 1964 as a repeater; March 25, 1970 as a local station
Format News/Talk/Classic Hits
Power 500 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning Coming From Stephenville Xing (Crossing)
Owner Newcap Radio
Website www.cfsxradio.com (dead link)

CFSX is an AM radio station in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, broadcasting at 870 kHz. Originally launched as a repeater on November 13, 1964, it opened its own studios in 1970. The station is owned by Newcap Radio.

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, CFSX, along with VOCM and Grand Falls-Windsor, were both shut down by Newcap Radio without any notice. The station appears to now be serving as a full-time repeater of CFCB in Corner Brook.

In 1985, CFSX moved from 910 AM to its current frequency 870 AM.[1]

CFSX operates as a daytime station, and serves as a nighttime repeater to CFCB in Corner Brook.

CFSX also operates repeat transmitters in two locations:

1From 1973 to the 1990s, CFGN/CFCV operated independently of CFSX and CFCB in the daytime, and served as CFCB's nighttime and weekend repeater until it became a daytime repeater of CFSX.

On April 2, 2001, the sale of Humber Valley Broadcasting Co. Ltd. to Newcap Inc. was approved.[2] This included CFSX, as well as:

  • CFCB Corner Brook and its transmitters;
    • CFDL-FM Deer Lake
    • CFNW Port-aux-Choix
    • CFNN-FM St. Anthony
  • CFGN Channel-Port-aux-Basques and its transmitter;
  • CFCV-FM St. Andrew's and CFLN Goose Bay and its transmitters;
    • CFLW Wabush and CFLC-FM Churchill Falls

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Coordinates: 48°31′34″N 58°29′24″W / 48.52611°N 58.49000°W / 48.52611; -58.49000