CFMU FM is a campus/community radio station broadcasting at 93.3 MHz frequency on the FM band. McMaster Students Union at McMaster University started the station and run by the BSB (Board of Student Broadcasting). The transmission is airing for Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The station started official transmission in the late 1960s as a closed-circuit AM station. FM applied for the FM license from the CRTC for 107.9 in 1976.
But the application was rejected in favor of a broadcaster in Burlington. On January 13, 1978, CFMU was eventually launched transmit in mono at 50 watts. After CFRC from Queen’s University and CJRT, it was the third college radio station to launch in Canada. The station is “Redefining Radio in Your Community.” FM uses this phrase because it re-enforces its broad relevance and reflects a revitalized commitment to its mandate.
It is a public meeting place for many local cutting-edge artists and musicians, voiceless dimensions in the society, multicultural families, marginalized groups, and people with a keen social conscience. FM is also a breeding ground for new talent and a vital medium for new ideas, news, and views. CFMU 93.3 FM is comfortable with risky content that needs attention leadership in today’s issues, and tomorrow’s art is our job. Its transmission stands independent of sponsors, advertisers, corporations, and political agendas.
Awards of CFMU FM
In 2010, It won Radio Station of the Year at the Hamilton Music Scene Awards. FM has won Radio Station of the Year from the Hamilton Music Awards ten times since the awards were founded in 2004. The most recent award was in 2016. In 2016, Director Rachel Connell won Music Director of the Year, and in 2015 Ben Robinson won the same.
Individual programs have won numerous awards, such as
Lou’s Control with Lou Molinaro – Radio Show of the Year
Ric Taylor for Lullabies in Razor land – Radio Show of the Year and Media Person of the Year
Kristin Archer for I Heart Hamilton – Media Person of the Year
DOPEfm, Weekly Mosaic, Portuguese Show with Rosemary Baptista, Armenian Radio Hour with Ohan Balian, Latin American Show, La Vita e’ Bella, Lithuanian Show – Echoes from the Amber Coast – Gintariniai Aidai, Let’s Talk, Alexander the Great, Twoje Radio, Nasha Kasha, Sudanese Show, Strange Notes, Frissonic Shivers, Faut y Aller, No Hope No Fear, Sounds from the Korean Underground, Octopus Army, Radio Free Rotman, Sunday Overnights, First Up, Morning File, Surtaal Radio, High Noon, Accented Tales, On That Note, Peacemaker’s Journey, Instant Read, FrancoDoc, Burlington Now, Instrumentality, Dusted Off, Furniture Music, I.R.S. (International Reggae & Soca), Collective Rhythm Network, The Rest is Noise, Tune Lovebot, Monday Overnights, Bailey Quarters Overdrive, Swear To Tell The Truth, Off Main Street, The Environmental Urbanist, Standard Issue, All Canadian All The Time…Hour!, The Aboriginal Component, Psychojazz, Lace-Up Radio
Address: MUSC, Room B119, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4S4
On-air Line: (905) 528.9888
Official Website: https://cfmu.ca/
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