Infobox Radio Station
name = CFXU-FM
airdate = Early 2000s (origins go back to the 1970s)
frequency = 92.5
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
owner = Radio CFXU Club
branding = The Fox
website = [http://www.radiocfxu.ca/ CFXU the Fox]
callsign_meaning = C Francis Xavier University|
CFXU, branded as "the Fox", is a
radio stationbroadcasting at 92.5 FM (Moving to 93.3 FM) in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the campus radiostation of St. Francis Xavier University.
The station was created in the early 1970s by various students who used old recycled radio equipment to broadcast out of MacPherson Hall and was called "VOX", Voice of X.
In 1981, CFXU began broadcasting in student residences at 690
kHzAM via carrier current. This system used the ordinary electrical wires of the university buildings as an antenna. Students in residence could listen using an AM radio receiver.
In the mid 1990s, CFXU also began broadcasting on through Eastlink cable's Antigonish system. Anyone with cable television could listen to the station through their television.
In October 1999 CFXU broadcast its signal over the internet by way of a streaming MP3 signal using Shoutcast. They were the first Canadian university radio station to do this.
In 2002 the station was granted a developmental FM license from the CRTC. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2002/db2002-257.htm Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-257] ]
In late September 2006, the station was successful in its application to the CRTC for a campus community broadcast license and broadcast ability increase. This new license will enable the station to grow in size over the next 3 to 4 years. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2006/db2006-478.htm Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-478] ]
The station is run on a day to day basis by a small but dedicated staff of full-time students and is funded by the St. FX Student Union.
On July 22, 2008, Radio CFXU Club, the licensee proposed to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 92.5 MHz (channel 223LP) to 93.3 MHz (channel 227LP). [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Notices/2008/pb2008-65.htm Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-65] ] That application was approved on August 12, 2008. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2008/db2008-168.htm Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-168] ]
* [http://www.radiocfxu.ca/ CFXU the Fox]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=653&historyID=930 CFXU history at Canadian Communications Foundation]
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