is a Canadian
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radio station, broadcasting an active rock
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format at 100.3 on the FM dial in Edmonton
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. The station uses the brand name 100.3 The Bear
The station was launched in 1951 by Sunwapta Broadcasting as CFRN-FM
, simulcasting the AM programming of CFRN
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. It launched separate programming in 1964, and adopted the callsign CKXM
in 1979. The station was subsequently sold to CAP Communications in 1988, and adopted the callsign CJKE
the following year.
The station was then acquired by Standard Broadcasting
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in 1992, and adopted the current CFBR calls.
On September 28, 2007, the CRTC approved the sale of CFBR and all Standard Radio assets to Astral Media
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CFBR was rated as the third most listened to station in the Edmonton market in the 2008 BBM ratings book. Rival CHDI-FM
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(Sonic 102-9) had beaten the station in most books.
The station's on-air line up includes The Paul Brown Show in the morning, featuring Paul Brown, Yukon Jack and Gillian Foote. Lochlin Cross hosts the mid-day show, Scott McCord on the afternoon drive show, as well as Ryan G and Shawna Prince on at various times throughout evenings and weekends.
- 100.3 The Bear
- CFBR-FM history at Canadian Communications Foundation
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