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CityFort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast areaRainy River District, Ontario
Koochiching County, Minnesota
Branding"93-1 The Border"
Slogan"Simply the Best from Both Sides"
Frequency93.1 FM (MHz)
First air dateAM: 1944
FM: 2002
FormatAdult Contemporary
ERP21,000 Watts
HAAT81.4 meters (267 ft)
Facility ID7057
Transmitter coordinates48°36′10.0″N 93°26′52.0″W / 48.602778°N 93.447778°W / 48.602778; -93.447778
Former callsignsCKFI (1944-1955)
OwnerAcadia Broadcasting
(Northwoods Broadcasting Limited)
WebcastCFOB-FM Webstream
WebsiteCFOB-FM Online

CFOB-FM is an Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, serving the Rainy River District, Ontario in Canada and Koochiching County, Minnesota in the United States. CFOB-FM is owned and operated by Acadia Broadcasting.


The station was launched in 1944 as AM1340 CKFI, a Dominion Network affiliate owned by local businessman J. G. McLaren; the station moved to AM800 in 1952, and adopted the CFOB callsign in 1955.

The station was acquired by Fawcett Broadcasting, in 1960. Fawcett sold the station to Border Broadcasting in 1966, but reacquired it in 1971.

In 1984, the station moved to AM 640.[1] In 1989, the station began airing programming from CKIS in Winnipeg during the overnight hours.

In 2001, Fawcett Broadcasting Limited received CRTC approval to convert CFOB from the AM band to the FM band and officially moved to 93.1 FM in 2002.[2]

The station was acquired in 2007 by Acadia Broadcasting based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

On June 8, 2010, CFOB-FM applied to use the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR-6-AM Atikokan, Ontario to broadcast the programming of CFOB-FM instead of the programming of CKDR-2-FM in Sioux Lookout, Ontario;[3] the CRTC approved the plan on August 19, 2010.[4] Community leaders in Atikokan said their community has stronger ties to Fort Frances, than to Dryden; the call sign for Atikokan's AM repeater became CFOB-1.

On August 25, 2011, CFOB-FM applied to convert Atitkokan's AM repeater CFOB-1 from the AM band at 1240 kHz to the FM band at 95.9 MHz. This application was approved by the CRTC on November 15, 2011.[5][6][7]

CFOB-FM "tinkered" with its format, going from Adult Contemporary to a mix of Adult Contemporary and Classic Hits, around New Year's 2012. It's similar to the format used by its sister station in Kenora. CFOB also changed its branding from "B93" to "The Border," reflecting its international coverage.

On January 24, 2012, CFOB-1 1240 in Atikokan left the air for good and returned to the air on its new frequency at 95.9 FM as CFOB-1-FM.[8][9]


In addition to the main station, CFOB-FM is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.

Rebroadcasters of CFOB-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power RECNet
Atikokan CFOB-1-FM 95.9 FM 50 watts Query

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