|City||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Broadcast area||Metro Vancouver|
|Branding||The World Famous CFOX|
|Slogan||Vancouver's Modern Rock|
|Frequency||99.3 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||October 15, 1964|
|ERP||51 kWs average|
100 kWs peak
|HAAT||368.4 meters (1,209 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||C FOX|
|Former callsigns||CKLG-FM (1964-1979)|
|Owner|| Corus Entertainment |
(Corus Radio Company)
|Sister stations||Radio: CHMJ, CKNW, CFMI-FM TV: CHAN-DT, Global News: BC 1|
CFOX-FM (identified on air and in print as CFOX) is a Canadian radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia. It broadcasts at 99.3 MHz on the FM band with an effective radiated power of 75,000 watts from a transmitter on Mount Seymour in the District of North Vancouver. Studios are located in Downtown Vancouver, in the TD Tower. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment. CFOX has an alternative rock format, as it reports to Mediabase as a Canadian alternative rock station.
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CFOX began broadcasting on October 15, 1964 on 99.3 MHz with 100,000 watts, under the call sign CKLG-FM (not to be confused with the new LG in Vancouver CHLG-FM on 104.3 MHz.). Transmissions originally came from the south slope of Fromme Mountain in North Vancouver.
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At noon on January 6, 1979, CKLG-FM changed to CFOX, a call sign first used by a defunct AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec in the 1960s and 1970s. The switch was marked by The Beatles song "The End", followed by "The End" by The Doors, concluding with three minutes of the sound of a scratching record commonly referred to as "playing the label". The first song on the "new" CFOX was Steely Dan's "FM (No Static at All)".
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Notable Winners: Nickelback, Bif Naked, Matthew Good Band, Gob, Murray Atkinson (2007), Default, Faber Drive (2005), Theory Of A Deadman, State Of Shock, Incura (2008), Goodbye Beatdown (2009), Stars of Boulevard (2010), Head Of The Herd (2011), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (2011), FIELDS OF GREEN (2012)
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