CFBR-FM

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CFBR-FM
100.3 The Bear.png
City Edmonton, Alberta
Frequency 100.3 MHz (FM)
Branding100.3 The Bear
Slogan Edmonton's Best Rock
Programming
Format Active rock
Ownership
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio G.P)
CFRN, CFMG-FM, CFRN-DT
History
First air date
1951
Call sign meaning
CF BeaR (branding)
Technical information
Class C
ERP 100 kWs [1]
HAAT 200.3 meters (657 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
53°27′47″N113°20′6.5″W / 53.46306°N 113.335139°W / 53.46306; -113.335139 Coordinates: 53°32′30.5″N113°38′29″W / 53.541806°N 113.64139°W / 53.541806; -113.64139 (The Bear)
Links
Website www.iheartradio.ca/100-3-the-bear

CFBR-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting an active rock format at 100.3 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The station uses its on-air brand name 100.3 The Bear and is owned by Bell Media.

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History

The station was launched in 1951 by Sunwapta Broadcasting as CFRN-FM, simulcasting the AM programming of CFRN. It launched separate programming in 1964, and adopted the callsign CKXM in 1979. The station was sold to CAP Communications in 1988 and adopted the callsign CJKE the following year.

The station was acquired by Standard Broadcasting in 1992 and adopted the current CFBR callsign.

On September 28, 2007, the CRTC approved the sale of CFBR and all Standard Radio assets to Astral Media. [2]

On June 27, 2013, the CRTC approved the sale of all but 10 Astral Media Radio Stations to BCE (Bell Media). The sale including CFBR. [3]

CFBR is rebroadcast in Jasper on 92.3 FM.

In 2008, CFBR was rated as the third most listened-to station in the Edmonton market. [4] But by the Fall 2011 book, it had dropped to #6. [5]

As of Feb 28, 2021, CFBR is the 9th-most-listened-to radio station in the Edmonton market according to a PPM data report released by Numeris. [6]

Notes

CFBR used to be the call sign of an AM station in Brockville, Ontario, known today as CFJR, and was also a call sign of an AM radio station in Sudbury that is now known as CHYC-FM.

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References

  1. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-602
  2. "CRTC approves Astral/Standard transaction". Archived from the original on 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  3. BBM Canada Top-Line Rafio Statistics - S4 2008 Archived 2008-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Fall 2011 Edmonton PPM Ratings". Archived from the original on 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  5. "Winter 2021 PPM Data" . Retrieved 2021-04-17.