|Branding||Ici Radio-Canada Première|
|Frequency||90.1 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1949|
|HAAT||193 meters (633 ft)|
|Owner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Website||Radio-Canada Alberta Region|
The station was launched in 1949 by a local non-profit consortium to bring French radio service to Edmonton, and was directly acquired by the network in 1974.
The station serves the entire province of Alberta from its studios in Edmonton, although it also maintains a smaller bureau in Calgary. For most of its history, the station broadcast at 680 on the AM band. On January 20, 2012, it was announced that Radio-Canada planned to close down CHFA's AM transmitter at 680, with its nested FM repeater in Edmonton, CHFA-10-FM at 101.1 MHz, swapping places with the much-stronger Espace musique station CBCX-FM-1 at 90.1 MHz. This application was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on June 22, 2012.
The station's current local programs are Le café show, in the mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 9 a.m., Le midi 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and La croisée in the afternoons, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Saturday morning program, Les samedis du monde, originates from CKSB-10-FM Winnipeg is heard tape delayed from 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. On holidays, its local programs are replaced with special pan-regional programming from CKSB-10-FM: Les matins de l'Ouest, Les midis de l'Ouest and Le monde chez nous, all taped delayed from earlier.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet||CRTC Decision|
|Bonnyville||CHFB-FM||98.7 FM||12,300 watts||B||Query||85-1277|
|Calgary||CBRF-FM||103.9 FM||22,000 watts||C||Query|
|Falher||CHFA-7-FM||103.7 FM||2,800 watts||A||Query|
|Fort McMurray||CHFA-6-FM||101.5 FM||20,000 watts||B||Query|
|Grande Prairie||CHFA-5-FM||90.5 FM||5,000 watts||B||Query|
|Hinton||CHFA-4-FM||100.7 FM||85 watts||A1||Query|
|Lethbridge||CHFA-1-FM||104.3 FM||1,660 watts||B||Query|
|Medicine Hat||CHFA-8-FM||100.5 FM||800 watts||A||Query|
|Peace River||CHFA-3-FM||92.5 FM||732 watts||A||Query|
|Red Deer||CHFA-2-FM||103.5 FM||3,500 watts||B||Query|
|St. Paul||CHFA-9-FM||105.5 FM||3,440 watts||A||Query||2012-676|
On May 24, 2016, the CBC applied to add a new FM rebroadcast we at Jasper, Alberta. The new transmitter will operate at 101.1 MHz. The callsign for the new transmitter will be CHFA-FM-13.
On August 31, 2016, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to operate transmitters in Jasper at 101.1 MHz, Lake Louise at 102.7 MHz and Banff at 105.7 MHz that will rebroadcast the programming of its national french-language network service ICI Radio-Canada Première.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-343, New FM radio station in Edmonton CBCX-FM-1 Edmonton and CHFA-10-FM Edmonton – Technical amendments, CRTC, June 22, 2012
- 2016-0495-0 2016-0495-0
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-352, CHFA-10-FM Edmonton – New transmitters in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff, CRTC, August 31, 2016.
- Radio-Canada Alberta Region
- CHFA history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHFA
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHFA-10-FM
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