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ICI Radio-Canada Première.svg
City of license Edmonton, Alberta
Broadcast area Alberta
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 90.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1949
Format Public broadcasting
ERP 100 kW
HAAT 193 meters (633 ft)
Class C1
Transmitter coordinates 53°31′23″N 113°26′31″W / 53.523°N 113.442°W / 53.523; -113.442Coordinates: 53°31′23″N 113°26′31″W / 53.523°N 113.442°W / 53.523; -113.442
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Radio-Canada Alberta Region

CHFA-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of Radio-Canada's Ici Radio-Canada Première network in Edmonton, Alberta.

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.[1]


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 Sors de la boîte, all taped delayed from earlier.


Rebroadcasters of CHFA
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


  1. ^ 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

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