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City Markham, Ontario
Broadcast area York Region
Branding 105.9 The Region
Frequency 105.9 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date February 5, 2014
Format adult contemporary, ethnic
HD2/HD3: South Asian programming
HD4: Chinese pop music
ERP 1.6 kW
HAAT 21.1 m
Class A
Owner Bhupinder Bola

CFMS-FM (105.9 FM) is an FM radio station, transmitting at 105.9 MHz from Markham, Ontario, Canada.[1] The station broadcasts a mixed format, with daytime programming featuring English-language adult contemporary music along with news, weather and traffic information targeted to York Region, and evening programming featuring a multilingual ethnic format in multiple languages, including Cantonese, Filipino, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu.


On September 11, 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved Bhupinder Bola's application to operate a new FM commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Markham.[2]

The station officially launched on February 5, 2014.[1] The station has also expressed interest in testing HD Radio[3] for the purposes of offering time shifting for its listeners, in case they missed earlier programming.[4][5]

On April 23, 2015, the CRTC denied an application by Radio Markham York Incorporated to add a new transmitter in Aurora to operate at 91.7 MHz channel 219A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 45 watts (maximum ERP of 150 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 179.5 metres).[6]

Previously the registration for 'CFMS' was for an easy listening station on 98.5MHz located in Victoria, British Columbia, and that station is now known as CIOC-FM


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Coordinates: 43°51′19″N 79°20′17″W / 43.855388°N 79.338126°W / 43.855388; -79.338126