|Broadcast area||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|Branding||99.9 Bob FM|
|Frequency||99.9 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1928|
|Audience share||6.8% - Rank: 5|
|HAAT||111.5 meters (366 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Canada F Winnipeg Manitoba|
|Former callsigns||CJRW (1928-1940)
(Bell Media Radio, G.P.)
|Sister stations||CFRW, CKMM-FM, CKY-DT|
The station was originally launched in 1928 as AM 800 CJRC. As with most early AM radio stations, it changed frequencies several times (see NARBA), permanently settling at 630 AM in 1935 and adopting the callsign CKRC in 1943.
In 1996, the station moved to the FM band and adopted its current callsign, CFWM-FM. It was branded as Magic 99.9 with an adult contemporary format and was owned by Standard Radio. Due to Standard Radio later acquiring CKMM-FM and CFQX-FM from Craig Media (CKMM is now owned by Bell Media, while CFQX is now owned by the Jim Pattison Group), CFWM had to be sold as the CRTC would not let each market own more than two AM or FM stations. CFWM was sold to CHUM Limited in 2001 in exchange for CHOM-FM/Montreal. On March 4, 2002, CFWM became the first in Canada ever to adopt an adult hits format and gave birth to the BOB FM brand (which has been credited as one of the inspirations behind the more famous Jack FM branding).
In 2007, the station, along with the other CHUM stations, were sold to CTVglobemedia (now Bell Media) and longtime morning show hosts Beau & Tom (since 1989) moved from CHIQ-FM to CFWM. On August 31, 2009, Frazier, who previously hosted the morning show on CHIQ with Beau & Tom from 1995 to 2000, rejoined Beau & Tom on CFWM.
On January 4, 2011, CFWM's morning show and CHIQ-FM's past morning show switched stations, putting Beau, Tom and Frazier back on CHIQ.
Bill Walker, who later became one of the most recognizable television hosts of the 1950s and 60s, was morning man of CKRC from 1951 to 1955.
Other notable personalities from the CKRC era include Doc Steen, Boyd Kozak, Jim Paulson, Scott Walker [Bill's son], Bernie Pascal, Billy Gorrie, Bryan Fustukian (as Vik Armen) and Buster Bodean.
- "Spring 2016 Numeris Survey"
- Canadian Communications Foundation. "Radio Station History - CHIQ-FM". Retrieved 2009-09-09.
- "As Seen on TV! The K-tel Story," CTV Television Network, 2006
- "Canadian Communications Foundation | Fondation des Communications Canadiennes". www.broadcasting-history.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
- Facebook Page
- CFWM-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CFWM-FM