CFXL-FM

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For the radio station that began as CFXL-FM, see CKUV-FM.
CFXL-FM
City Calgary, Alberta
Branding XL103.1 FM
Slogan 70s, 80s and more!
Frequency 103.1 FM
First air date August 30, 2001
Format Classic hits/oldies
ERP 100 kw
HAAT 302.5 meters
Facility ID 6935
Transmitter coordinates 51°03′40″N 114°03′43″W / 51.061°N 114.062°W / 51.061; -114.062Coordinates: 51°03′40″N 114°03′43″W / 51.061°N 114.062°W / 51.061; -114.062
Former callsigns CIQX-FM (2001-2008)
Owner Newcap Radio
Sister stations CKMP-FM
Webcast [1]
Website www.xl103.ca
XL 103 FM old logo

CFXL-FM is a Canadian radio station in Calgary, Alberta. Broadcasting at 103.1 FM, the station plays a classic hits/oldies format branded as XL103.1 FM. CFXL's studios are located on Centre Street Northeast just north of downtown Calgary, while its transmitter is located on Old Banff Coach Road in western Calgary.

In fall 2014, the station was ranked #3 in the Calgary market according to the Fall 2014 PPM data report released by BBM Canada.[1]

History[edit]

The station officially began broadcasting on August 30, 2001, at 1:03 pm, with the call sign CIQX-FM and the brand name The Breeze. However, the station was rebranded on December 26, 2005, as California 103, a soft adult contemporary/smooth jazz format.

On March 3, 2008, at 3:00 pm, the station switched to its current classic hits/oldies format branded as "XL103". The last song played on "California 103" was "Like a Lover" by Emilie-Claire Barlow while the first song played on "XL103 FM" was "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John.

The station is owned by Newcap Broadcasting. The station's license was originally awarded to Telemedia, but that company was acquired by Standard Broadcasting before CIQX was launched. Standard retained a minority interest in the station until 2007, when it was fully acquired by Newcap.

The station adopted its current call sign on June 5, 2008, shortly after the former CFXL-FM in High River changed its own call sign to CKUV-FM.

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