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Cfgo (am)

Coordinates: 45°25′39.1″N 75°41′28.2″W / 45.427528°N 75.691167°W / 45.427528; -75.691167 (CFGO's broadcast location)

CFGO
City of license Ottawa, Ontario
Broadcast area National Capital Region
Branding TSN Radio 1200
Slogan The Evolution of Sports Radio
Home of the Hockey Experts
Frequency 1200 kHz (AM)
First air date 1964
Format Sports
ERP 50 kW
Class B
Callsign meaning CF Greater Ottawa
Former callsigns CKPM (1964-1972)
CJBZ (1997-1999)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Fox Sports Radio/Premiere Radio Networks
TSN Radio
Westwood One
CBS Sports Radio[1]
Owner Bell Media
Programmed by TSN (Bell Media – 80% / ESPN – 20%)
(Bell Media Radio)
Sister stations CFRA, CJMJ-FM, CKKL-FM, CJOH-DT, CHRO-TV
Website TSN Radio 1200

CFGO is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 1200 on the AM dial in Ottawa. The station broadcasts sports programming, using the brand name TSN Radio 1200.

History

Music format

The station was launched in 1964 by Confederation Broadcasting, with the call letters CKPM at 1440 AM. CKPM aired an MOR music format.

In 1970, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission revoked Confederation's licence, alleging that the company had failed to live up to its financial and management obligations. Confederation appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, who ruled in April 1971 that Confederation had not had a fair hearing before the CRTC.

In 1972, majority interest in the station was sold to Baton Broadcasting. The station also adopted its current CFGO callsign that year and moved to a Top 40 music format to compete with top-rated CFRA. The station moved to its current frequency (with a better signal, from 1440AM to 1200AM) in 1986, and was sold to Rawlco Communications the following year.[2][3] Playing Starship's "We Built This City" as the inaugural song on the new 1200 kHz (1200AM) transmitter , Rawlco transitioned the station from Top 40 to adult contemporary as "Go-AM 12, Adult Rock." In 1988, Rawlco converted the station back to a contemporary hit radio format, using the brand name Energy 1200. The station subsequently changed its callsign to CJBZ and its brand name to The Buzz in late 1997, with a focus on more alternative and underground rock.

All-sports format


In 1998, the station switched to its current all-sports format, using the brand name OSR1200 - Ottawa Sports Radio. It was acquired the following year by CHUM Limited, reverting to its CFGO callsign. In 1999, the station adopted the Team 1200 brand name.

In 2001, the station formed the basis for CHUM's short-lived national sports radio network The Team, which adopted the Ottawa station's brand identity. The station retained its format and brand when CHUM subsequently folded the network.

On June 22, 2007, CFGO along with the other CHUM stations were sold to CTVglobemedia.

On September 30, 2013, CFGO re-branded as TSN Radio 1200.

TSN 1200 broadcasts a wide variety of sports programming, as well as news and weather, and the station streams Fox Sports Radio at night. As the official radio station of the Ottawa Senators, it broadcasts every Ottawa Senators game live. The station also broadcasts Ottawa 67's games, and formerly broadcast Ottawa Lynx games.

Live sports

TSN Radio 1200 is the flagship station for the following teams' radio broadcasts:

TSN Radio 1200 also features live coverage of the following:

References

External links

  • TSN Radio 1200
  • Canadian Communications Foundation
  • Query the REC's Canadian station database for CFGO

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