CFSF-FM

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CFSF-FM
CFSF 99.3MooseFM logo.png
CitySturgeon Falls, Ontario
Branding99.3 The Moose
SloganWest Nipissing's Best Music
Frequency99.3 MHz (FM)
First air date2003
Formatadult contemporary
ERPvertical polarization only:
1.35 kWs
HAAT48.5 meters (159 ft)
ClassA
Callsign meaningComing From Sturgeon Falls
OwnerVista Broadcast Group
Sister stationsCFXN-FM
Websitewww.mywestnipissingnow.com

CFSF-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 99.3 FM in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. The station airs an adult contemporary format branded on-air as 99.3 The Moose. The station is owned by Vista Radio.

History[edit]

On February 14, 2003 Joco Communications was given approval by the CRTC for a new FM radio service to serve the community of Sturgeon Falls.[1] Under Joco Communications ownership, the station was branded as Joco Radio. In 2005 the station was given approval to increase power to serve all of the Municipality of West Nipissing and outlying communities.[2]

As the only commercial station in a small bilingual community, the station aired a variety of programming, including CHR, country and classic rock programs, in both English and French.

In September 2010 Joco Communications announced a tentative deal to sell the station to Haliburton Broadcasting Group,[3] which received CRTC approval on February 21, 2011.[4] Joco had already sold CFSF's former sister station CJJM-FM in Espanola to Haliburton earlier in the year.[5]

In March 2011 the station was rebranded to Moose FM and adopted an adult contemporary format.

On April 23, 2012 Vista Broadcast Group, which owns a number of radio stations in western Canada, announced a deal to acquire Haliburton Broadcasting, in cooperation with Westerkirk Capital;[6] the transaction was approved by the CRTC on October 19, 2012.[7]

On May 11, 2012 the station changed the format and the slogan from West Nipissing's Lite Favorite to Today's Hits and Yesterday's favorites.

In July 2014 the station was rebranded and changed its format from adult contemporary to a variety hits format.

In 2016, the station's studio was damaged in a fire.[8] Station staff were able to recover some of the station's equipment, and the station was back on the air later the same day from a temporary setup at the transmitter site.[9]

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Coordinates: 46°22′29″N 79°55′28″W / 46.37472°N 79.92444°W / 46.37472; -79.92444