Broadcast areaCentral Alberta
Frequency840 kHz (AM)
Branding840 CFCW
FormatTraditional country
OwnerStingray Radio
First air date
November 2, 1954
Former frequencies
1230 kHz (1954-1961)
790 kHz (1961-2015)
Call sign meaning
Canada's Finest Country and Western
Technical information
Power50,000 watts (day)
40,000 watts (night)[1]
Transmitter coordinates
52°57′40″N 112°57′36″W / 52.96111°N 112.96000°W / 52.96111; -112.96000

CFCW (840 AM) is a radio station licensed to Camrose, Alberta. Owned by Stingray Group, it broadcasts a traditional country format targeting Camrose, Central Alberta, and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. The station shares studios with its local sister station CFCW-FM at 5708 48 Avenue in Camrose. The station also originates programming from Stingray's Edmonton studios at West Edmonton Mall, alongside its metropolitan sister stations CIRK-FM, CKRA-FM, and CKJR

CFCW is currently ranked #7 and the 3rd most listened-to AM station in the market according to the Winter 2018/2019 Numeris data report.[2] Most of the station's listeners live in rural areas outside Edmonton.


Former logo

On July 28, 2008, Newcap applied to amend the license by changing its frequency to 840 kHz.[3] The application was approved;[4] however, the move was essentially voided when the station then at 830 kHz in Wainwright was denied permission to move to FM.[5] The Wainwright station ultimately re-applied for and got permission to move to FM;[6] as a result, in spring 2015, CFCW began advertising a pending move to 840. On August 1, 2015, CFCW officially moved from 790 to 840 with nighttime power reduced to 40,000 watts to protect the cross-continent clear-channel service of WHAS, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Former logo of CFCW at 790 kHz


  1. ^ "AM Query Results -- Audio Division (FCC) USA". Archived from the original on 2017-02-24.
  2. ^ Radio ME Edmonton Topline[dead link]
  3. ^ Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-69
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-310
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-343
  6. ^ "ARCHIVED – CKKY Wainwright – Conversion to the FM band; CKWY-FM Wainwright – Technical change". 23 April 2013.