80 years ago today CFAR Radio came on the air in Flin Flon with a power of 100 watts at 1370 on your dial from studios on Main Street. We moved to our present frequency of 590 in 1947 with 1000 watts of power in 1948 later increasing to 10 thousand watts and on December 9, 2013 adding an FM signal at 102.9.
Some of the past managers include Gerry Quinney, Buck Whitney, Carl Edmonds, Jay Leddy and Doug O’Brien who purchased CFAR Flin Flon, CJAR The Pas and CHTM Thompson in 1982 later selling to his son Tom and wife Sue who are the present owners with then Manager of CFAR Maureen Kozar.
Current Manager Dianne Russell says she is really excited we’ve been here for 80 years. She says we’ve been the voice of our community and we have been part of this community adding its been a big change over the years from 78s, 45s, LPs, reel to reels and now we’re all digitized and computerized and there’s been a lot of changes and we’re happy to be here.
CFAR invites you to join us in our 80th anniversary come and go celebration on Thursday, November 23rd from 5 to 7 at the Unwinder at the Victoria Inn.