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100.3 The Bear.png
City Edmonton, Alberta
Branding 100.3 The Bear
Slogan Edmonton's Best Rock
Frequency 100.3 MHz (FM)
First air date 1951
Format Active rock
ERP 100 kW[1]
HAAT 200.3 meters (657 ft)
Class C
Transmitter coordinates 53°27′47″N 113°20′6.5″W / 53.46306°N 113.335139°W / 53.46306; -113.335139Coordinates: 53°32′30.5″N 113°38′29″W / 53.541806°N 113.64139°W / 53.541806; -113.64139 (The Bear)
Callsign meaning BeaR
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio G.P)
Sister stations CFRN, CFMG-FM, CFRN-DT
Webcast Listen live
Website 100.3 The Bear

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


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]

The Bear 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]


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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