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CFCB is an AM radio station in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada,

broadcasting at 570 kHz operating at a power of 1000 watts. Owned by Newcap Radi
o, CFCB first went on the air on October 3, 1960. The year 2010 marked CFCB's 50
th anniversary of broadcasting. The station was founded by Dr. Noel Murphy. On M
arch 26, 2012 CFCB rebranded, which included a new slogan, logo, programming, an
d more. The "Local News Now" slogan was adopted from VOCM in St. John's who had
rebranded just weeks before. The new CFCB logo also features the VOCM color sche
me, which includes yellow, and red.
Contents [hide]
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Shows and music format
2
Repeat transmitters
3
References
4
External links
Shows and music format[edit]
Being owned by Newcap, CFCB carries VOCM's Open Line, Backtalk, and Night Line l
ive phone-in shows, Saturday Evening (Lions Club & VOCM Cares Radio Bingo) Host
Greg Smith, Producer Jordan Keating, and the Saturday Night Cabin Party, which i
s devoted to classic country music from the 1950s to the 1980s, as well as the 1
:00 PM and 5:30 PM VOCM newscasts (though those newscasts are carried on weekday
s only), but not the 7:45 AM newscast, or the 5:00 newscast, as CFCB has its own
8:00 AM and 5:00PM newscast. The station's regular music format is primarily co
untry music. Prior to the early 2000s, CFCB was an adult contemporary station.
The longest-running radio show on the station is This One's For You, which is br
oadcast every Sunday morning from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Without notice, on April 25, 2015 at 12:00am, CFCB along with its other network
station CFSX dropped its country music format in favour of soft AC and classic h
its. This format change was also made on VOCM-AM in St. John's just weeks prior,
a network of which CFCB is part of. Both stations previously aired a country mu
sic format, but switched to classic hits. Due to this format change on CFCB, the
re are now no longer any country music stations outside of the Avalon peninsula.
Repeat transmitters[edit]
CFCB also operates repeat transmitters in the following locations:
CFNW 790 AM Port aux Choix (opened January 29, 1972) - moveed to 96.7 FM (2013).
CFSX 870 AM Stephenville (opened November 13, 1964) 1 2
CFGN 1230 AM Port aux Basques (opened August 6, 1971) 1 2
CFCV 97.7 FM Codroy Valley (opened June 6, 1974) 1
CFDL 97.9 FM Deer Lake (opened December 6, 1974)
CFNN 97.9 FM St. Anthony (opened June 27, 1974)
For some time now, the repeater CFNW-AM in Gros Morne National Park has been off
-the-air leaving the Northern Peninsula without radio service from CFCB. The cau
se of this transmitter failure is due to an ice and wind storm in late 2011 whic
h damaged the tower. When the transmitter site was constructed in 1971, the area
was not a national park. Now that the station has to construct a new facility f
or their equipment, there are some issues with disturbing the environment in the
park, all that have yet to be resolved. As of 2012 the signal in this area is s
till off-the-air. On October 3, 2012, Newcap Broadcasting applied to convert CFN
W Port aux Choix from the AM band to the FM band. [1] On January 25, 2013, the C
RTC approved Newcap's application to convert CFNW from the AM band to the FM ban
d. CFNW's new transmitter in Port aux Choix will operate at 96.7 MHz. [2]
In September 2013, the CFCB transmission tower on Lewin Parkway in Corner Brook
was taken down. Construction on a new AM tower has been recently completed with
a modern three-legged guyed mast radiator. The previous mast radiator was in ter
rible shape and over 50 years old prior to being taken down. The old mast radiat
or, according to the website www.broadcasting-history.ca, was a second hand towe

r that was erected and begun broadcasting at 1000 watts in 1961. No CRTC or Indu
stry Canada records indicate the station filed any application to do this work.
However, according to the broadcasting-history.ca web site, the CRTC approved th
e daytime transmitting power to 10,000 watts from 1000 watts which could be achi
eved with the new and more modern mast radiator now located on the same plot of
land that the previous one had been erected. Photos of the old and new towers ar
e illustrated below.
Mast radiator tower for CFCB radio in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
New CFCB Mast Radiator
1 In the daytime, CFSX operates independent of CFCB aside from the phone-in show
s and the weekday 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM news. CFGN and CFCV serve as repeaters of
CFSX. At night, CFSX and its repeaters serve as repeaters to CFCB.
2 Originally a full-time repeater of CFCB.
On April 2, 2001, the sale of Humber Valley Broadcasting Co. Ltd. to Newcap Inc.
was approved.[3] This included a number of radio stations such as:
CFCB Corner Brook and its transmitters;
CFDL-FM Deer Lake
CFNW Port-aux-Choix
CFNN-FM St. Anthony
CFSX Stephenville
CFGN Channel-Port-aux-Basques and its transmitter;
CFCV-FM St. Andrew's and CFLN Goose Bay and its transmitters;
CFLW Wabush and CFLC-FM Churchill Falls
As of early September 2016 (date unknown) CFSX (870) and its repeaters (97.7 and
1230) went off the air and programming now takes place in Corner Brook