CFRB

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'CFRB', or "CFRB 1010" as it is often referred to, is an AM radio station, broadcasting on 1010 kHz, with a shortwave radio simulcast by CFRX on 6070 kHz. Its callsign stands for "Canada's First Roger's Batteryless". The station broadcasts a mix of talk and news throughout the day from its transmitter located in the community of Clarkson Village, in the city of Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. The main offices for CFRB are located in downtown Toronto.

The transmitter is a prominent landmark along Mississauga's waterfront, and is visible from over 100 km away. It is also used for navigation by pilots, on approach to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, or to Toronto Island Airport.

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History

The station began broadcasting in 1927 and was founded by the Rogers vacuum tube company (the precursor of Rogers Communications) to promote its invention of a radio that could be operated using alternating current, and therefore did not need the cumbersome battery that had previously been required. It has been broadcast at 1010 kHz on AM radio since 1947. Since 1937, the station has been simulcast on shortwave on CFRX at 6070kHz.

It was purchased in 1985 by Allan Slaight's Standard Broadcasting, which still operates it to this day.

Transmitter

The transmitter for CFRB 1010, consists of 4 vertical masts, of 550 feet. The CFRX broadcasting at 6070 kHz is operated on the north end of the same site beside the main building. A Transmitter Location: Longitude 43.51102 North Latitude 79.63002 West

On Royal Windsor Drive, formerly King's Highway 122, 200 meters west of the intersection of Lakeshore Road West (King's Highway 2) and Southdown Road, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Note: West of this intersection Lakeshore Road West becomes Royal Windsor Drive.

For more information about the transmitter site see OXDA's tour of the CFRB transmitter site  (http://www.odxa.on.ca/cfrb2.html) For general information, coverage map, and history see OXDA's CFRB 1010 site (http://www.odxa.on.ca/cfrb.html)

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