CFPL AM 980 is a Canadian broadcasting radio station owned and operated by Corus Entertainment from London, Ontario. Corus Entertainment also managed its sister stations, CFPL FM, CFHK FM, and CKDK FM. Its call sign meaning is Canada Free Press London, founded by an owner and a local newspaper. The station broadcast at 980 kHz frequency. It airs 24 hours transmission on the AM band. It is affiliated with Global News Toronto Blue Jays Radio Network.
The channel’s brand name is “980 CFPL.” FM on-airs News/Talk format. Its transmitter power is 10,000 watts in daytime and 5000 watts at nighttime. AM980 London’s transmitter is in the south of London at Wellington Road, and Scotland Drive and studios are in downtown London. The station uses a four-tower directional antenna with differing patterns day and night. It is London’s largest and most experienced radio newsroom that delivers more news and information than any other media source across southwestern Ontario.
The station is a breaking news leader offering the latest and most frequent news updates for the London area and beyond. It plays a variety of programs such as best and hit music, traffic reports, informational programs, politics, health, lifestyle, as well as London Knights hockey and Toronto Blue Jays games. AM980 streams live on the internet to cater to the worldwide listenership.
History of CFPL AM 980
On September 30, 1922, the station signed on-airs as CJGC at approximately 698 kHz for the first time. Later, AM moved to 9101 kHz frequency. To avoid interference from a Mexican station at 909, it flipped to 595 kHz. In April 1933, radio merged with CKOK Windsor to become CKLW. In September 1933, a new transmitter went on air at 730 kHz with the call sign CFPL because the merger was dissolved. From 1933 to 1936, it was an affiliate of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission.
After that, AM became an affiliate of the new Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. From 1944 to 1962, AM980 News London was an affiliate of the CBC’s Dominion Network. In 1941, it changed its frequency to 1570 kHz, and it again changed to 980 kHz in February 1949. The affiliation with CBC continued until 1978 when CBC launched CBCL FM on 93.5 MHz (FM). Into the late 1990s, AM980 London broadcast MOR and adult contemporary and featured Top 40 music in some dayparts during the 1960s. It rebranded as Global News Radio 980 AM on November 27, 2017.
430 meters (1922-1925)
910 kHz (1925-1933)
730 kHz (1933-1941)
1570 kHz (1941-1949)
Programs with Presenters
The Morning Show with Devon Peacock – 6 AM to 9 AM
The Bill Kelly Show – 9 AM to 12 PM
London Live with Mike Stubbs – 3 PM – 6:30 PM
ON Point with Alex Pierson on 980 CFPL – 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A Little More Conversation with Ben O’Hara-Byrne
A Word in Edgewise
Food For the Future Hosted by Peggy O’Neil, Home Economist – Saturdays 8:30 AM
The Shift – Late-nights
Jeff McArthur – 1 PM to 3 PM
Ask BBB – Saturdays 10:30 PM – 11AM
Med points Half Hour of Health – Saturdays 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Mortgage Teacher with Michael Mullis – Saturdays 8 – 8:30 AM & Sundays 10:30 – 11 AM
980 CFPL’s Ask the Experts
The Roy Green Show
Inch By Inch Home Comfort Show Presented by Peter Inch & Associates Heating + Air Conditioning – Saturdays 9 AM – 10 AM
The Curious cast Podcast Hour
Address: 380 Wellington St., #222 London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B5
Official Website: https://globalnews.ca/radio/am980/
Also Listen: CHJX FM 99.9