Title: Out of Thin Air: The Story of CFCY “The Friendly Voice of the Maritimes” Author(s): Betty Rogers Large & Tome Crothers Publisher: Applecross Press, Charlottetown: 1989 Description: 8vo. 193 pp. Illustrated. Softcover. Wraps show edge wear and scuffing.
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The station was launched by radio pioneer Keith Rogers on August 15, 1924 as 10AS on 250 meters. In 1925, the station was granted a full license as CFCY, broadcasting at 960 AM. It’s considered one of the oldest radio stations in the Canadian Atlantic provinces. In 1931, it moved to 580 AM, and then to its final AM position at 630 in 1933. On March 24, 2006, approval from the CRTC was given for CFCY to switch from the AM to the FM band. In December 2006, the audio feed for CFCY-AM officially ceased operations. However, due to an oversight, the CFCY AM transmitter continue to operate until January 2007, when it was finally turned off. CFCY-FM continues to operate as The Island’s Country radio station.