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City Brantford
Broadcast area Southern Ontario
Branding Arise Brantford 93.9
Slogan Your Spirit-Filled Family Station
Frequency 93.9 MHz (FM)
Format Christian music
Class A1
Owner Evanov Radio Group
Webcast Listen Live
Website Arise Brantford 93.9

CFWC-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 93.9 FM in Brantford, Ontario. The station airs a Christian radio format branded as Arise Brantford 93.9 and is owned by Evanov Radio Group.


On October 11, 2001, Anthony Schleifer, on behalf of a company to be incorporated, received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to operate an English-language specialty FM radio programming undertaking at Brantford.[1] The station's original frequency was 99.5 FM and was branded as "Freshwind 99.5" when it began broadcasting in early 2002. Its transmitter located atop a church steeple, with its studios and offices at 271 Greenwich Street in Brantford. The station has also been given permission to increase power to 250 watts, but was not carried out at the time it was granted.

On May 20, 2004, CFWC-FM was given CRTC approval to change frequency from 99.5 to 93.9 MHz and to increase effective radiated power from 50 to 250 watts. Antenna height remained 23.9 metres EHAAT.[2] When CFWC moved to 93.9 MHz, it adopted the name "Power 93.9".

In 2010, an application was filed with the CRTC, under which the station would be sold to Durham Radio, and would change its format from Christian programming to a mainstream commercial format. On February 10, 2011, the CRTC denied the application, noting that it appeared to be an attempt to bypass the normal competitive licensing process.[3]

On February 17, 2012, an application was filed with the CRTC under which the station would be sold to Sound of Faith Broadcasting Inc. The deal was subsequently approved by the CRTC on June 28, 2012,[4] with Sound of Faith Broadcasting officially taking ownership on August 24, 2012. The station was subsequently renamed FaithFM.

On July 20, 2017, the CRTC approved the sale of the station to Evanov Radio Group. The sale was completed Aug. 31, 2017.[5]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2001-642, New Christian music FM radio station, CRTC, October 11, 2001
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-187, CFWC-FM Brantford - Technical change, CRTC, May 20, 2004
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-85, CFWC-FM Brantford – Change in effective control and amendments to conditions of licence, CRTC, February 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-353, Applications processed pursuant to streamlined procedures, CRTC, June 28, 2012
  5. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-260". CRTC. Retrieved 2017-08-04.

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Coordinates: 43°09′05″N 80°16′02″W / 43.15139°N 80.26722°W / 43.15139; -80.26722

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