Newfoundland & Labrador

CFSX-AM, Stephenville

, Humber Valley Broadcasting Co. Ltd.

1964
CFSX opened at Stephenville on November 13. It was a rebraodcaster of CFCB in Corner Brook. CFSX broadcast with a power of 500 watts on a frequency of 910 kHz. Call sign meaning: Coming From Stephenville Crossing (X = Crossing). CFSX and CFCB were owned by Dr. Noel Murphy's Humber Valley Broadcasting Co. Ltd.

1970
On March 25, the CRTC gave CFSX authority to open studios in Stephenville. The new studios at 251 Oregon Avenue opened later in the year, and after operating for years as a satellite of CFCB, CFSX was now broadcasting its own complete day-long (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) schedule from studios in Stephenville, with its own staff. CFSX still aired some programming from Corner Brook. Keith Pittman was CFSX's manager.

1972

Dr. Murphy gave up his medical practice to concentrate full-time on the radio business.

1975
The licences for CFCB, CFLN, CFNW, CFGW, CFSX, and CFLW were renewed.

1977
Dr. Noel Murphy, president of the Humber Valley group of stations was elected mayor of Corner Brook. He also sponsored a vacation guide for the province. Murphy was also president at this time of the Atlantic Association of Broadcasters.

1985
On January 22, CFSX was authorized to change frequency from 910 kHz to 870 kHz.

1987
Gerry Murphy was general manager at CFSX. Scott Hurley was news director.

1991

Gerry Murphy was general manager.

2001
On April 2, the sale of Humber Valley Broadcasting Co. Ltd. to Newcap Inc. was approved. The purchase gave Newcap a coast to coast network of stations in Newfoundland. Newcap had purchased the St. John's based Q Group (CJYQ) of stations in 1989 and the Radio Newfoundland (VOCM) group in 2000. Both of
those groups served the eastern part of the province while Humber Valley covered the west.

2005
Humber Valley Broadcasting's founder, Dr. Noel Murphy, passed away March 10 at age 89.

2010
On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CFSX until August 31, 2016. The renewal included CFGN Port aux Basques and CFCV-FM St. Andrews.

2011
Katherine Hogan was promoted to general sales manager, Western Newfoundland (Corner Brook) for the Steele Communications radio stations. She had been an account executive at CFSX Stephenville.

Written by Bill Dulmage - December, 2008