Infobox_Radio_station | name = CFLZ
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario/ Buffalo, New York
branding = 105.1 The River
frequency = 105.1
power = 15,000
erp = 15 Kw
owner = Niagara Broadcasting
website = [http://www.river.fm/ CFLZ]
CFLZ is a
radio stationin Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Broadcasting at 105.1 FM, the station airs a hot adult contemporaryformat with the brand name 105.1 The River.
The station was originally launched in
1992by Keith Dancy, the owner of AM radiostation CJRN, as a tourist information station broadcasting at 91.9 FM with an effective radiated powerof just 8 watts. In 1998, the station moved to its current frequency after the adjacent 91.7 was awarded to CHOW-FM in Welland. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1992/DB92-326.HTM Decision CRTC 92-326] ] [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1992/DB92-790.HTM Decision CRTC 92-790] ] [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1993/DB93-128.HTM Decision CRTC 93-128] ] [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1993/DB93-758.HTM Decision CRTC 93-758] ] [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1995/DB95-135.HTM Decision CRTC 95-135] ] [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1996/DB96-230.HTM Decision CRTC 96-230] ] [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1998/DB98-198.HTM Decision CRTC 98-198] ]
2001, CFLZ and CJRN exchanged formats. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2001/DB2001-620.htm Decision CRTC 2001-620] ] CJRN took over the tourist information programming, and CFLZ adopted CJRN's music programming. The following year, CFLZ flipped formats with CKEY, adopting the current adult contemporary format as CKEY became an urban CHR station.
CFLZ has gone through technical changes. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2004/db2004-203.htm Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-203] ] [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2006/db2006-288.htm Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-288] ]
In May 2007, CFLZ-FM received approval for a power increase and the new transmitter was turned on.
* [http://www.river.fm/ Official CFLZ website]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=777&historyID=159 CFLZ history at Canadian Communications Foundation]
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