|Slogan||Alberta's Best Country Variety|
|Format||Country music, Aboriginal community radio|
|HAAT||153.7 meters (504 ft)|
|Owner||Aboriginal Multi-Media Society|
Portions of CFWE's schedule feature blocks devoted to indigenous country music, presented in the Cree language. On weekends, CFWE also carries the syndicated Crook & Chase Countdown.
The station broadcasts from studios in Edmonton. and operates a network of rebroadcasters to service the province of Alberta. Prior to 2009, CFWE's primary transmitter was licensed to Lac La Biche (where it broadcasts on 89.9 MHz at 10 watts). Following a license amendment in late 2008, the station launched a new primary transmitter at the Edmonton-area community of Spruce Grove in 2009, operating on 98.5 FM. In the summer of 2016, 98.5 CFWE-FM Edmonton increased the effective radiated power from 9.3 kW to 100 kW.
Owned by the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society, the station received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in 1987 to launch on 89.9 FM in Lac La Biche. Transmitters were later added at many other communities in northern Alberta.
CFWE-FM is a founding member of the Western Association of Aboriginal Broadcasters (WAAB). WAAB Members include Northern Native Broadcasting (BC), Northern Native Broadcasting (Yukon), Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation (Saskatchewan) and Native Communications Incorporated (Manitoba). WAAB members meet regularly to develop program ideas, share resources and work to promote Aboriginal broadcasting throughout western and northern Canada.
In September 2017, CFWE received approval to add a 100,000 watt transmitter on 105.7 FM in Grande Prairie, which will be used to supersede low-power transmitters serving the Horse Lake Reserve and Duncan's Band Reserve.
The station has an extensive network of rebroadcasters throughout the province.
|Call sign||Frequency||City of License|
|CFWE-FM-2||89.3 FM||Peigan Reserve|
|CFWE-FM-3||96.7 FM||Moose Hills|
|CFWE-FM-5||94.5 FM||Fort McMurray|
|VF2084||89.9 FM||Cadotte Lake |
|VF2087||89.9 FM||Fort Chipewyan|
|VF2090||89.9 FM||John D'Or Prairie|
|VF2091||90.5 FM||Little Buffalo|
|VF2092||89.9 FM||Loon Lake|
|VF2176||89.9 FM||Boyer River |
|VF2177||89.9 FM||Bushe River|
|VF2179||89.9 FM||Child Lake|
|VF2182||89.9 FM||Fort McKay|
|VF2183||89.9 FM||Goodfish Lake|
|VF2186||89.9 FM||Tall Cree North|
|VF2187||89.9 FM||Paddle Prairie|
|VF2190||88.7 FM||Slave Lake|
|VF2191||89.9 FM||Tall Cree South|
|VF2192||89.9 FM||Sturgeon Lake|
|VF2241||89.9 FM||Anzac |
|VF2242||89.9 FM||Beaver Lake|
|VF2244||89.9 FM||Buffalo Lake|
|VF2251||89.9 FM||Heart Lake|
|VF2252||89.9 FM||Horse Lake|
|VF2255||89.9 FM||Peerless Lake|
|VF2256||89.9 FM||Sandy Lake|
|VF2257||89.9 FM||Trout Lake|
|VF2258||89.9 FM||White Fish Lake|
On November 7, 2012, the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta received approval from the CRTC to operate a new FM transmitter at Lac La Biche, Alberta, which will operate at 90.5 FM. The new FM transmitter at Lac La Biche will rebroadcast the programming of CFWE-FM-4 Edmonton including the following low-power transmitters:
- CFWE-FM Lac La Biche
- VF2244 Buffalo Lake Settlement
- VF2242 Beaver Lake Reserve
- VF2254 Kikino Settlement
- VF2183 Goodfish Lake Settlement
Upon commencement of operations of the new FM transmitter, the licensee will cease operations of its transmitters CFWE-FM, VF2244, VF2242, VF2254 and VF2183.
- Decision CRTC 87-639
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-288
- "Broadcasting Decision 2017-326". CRTC. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
- Decision CRTC 89-712
- Decision CRTC 93-46
- Decision CRTC 94-58
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-618 CFWE-FM-4 Edmonton – New transmitter at Lac La Biche, CRTC, November 7, 2012