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CFOS-AM Ontario - 560 CFOS AM Radio Owen Sound Ontario 560 CFOS AM founded in 1940 is an Oldies format and talk radio owned by Bayshore Broadcasting. CKYC-FM and CIXK-FM are the siblings of the station. CFOS-AM was launched on March 1, 1940 on a frequency of 1370 kHz using an ERP of 100 w. from its studios at 2nd Avenue and 9th Street in downtown Owen Sound. The frequency was changed to 1400 kHz on March 29, 1941; ERP was increased to 250 w in the same year. Frequency was increased to 1470 kHz in 1947 and wattage was incremented to 1,000 w in 1954. In October 1958 the channel once again changed its frequency to 560 kHz which remains till today. After the affiliation of Tran-Canada and Dominion Networks in 1962 the channel maintained its status as a CBC affiliate. Daytime power increased to 2,500 w on March 25, 1977 and further amplified to 5,000 w in 1981 following an approval granted in May  .

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However, nighttime power was cut down to 250 w but was beefed up to 1,000 w on Dec 1, 1984. Bayshore Broadcasting Corp. acquired CFOS and CFPS from Grey and Bruce Broadcasting Co. Ltd. in 1986. Bayshore launched CIXK in Jan 1988 and revamped the studios of CFOS. The daytime wattage was increased to 7,500 w in 1993. The sister CKYC was launched as Bayshore second venture in Sep 2001. The Voice of Grey & Bruce Counties celebrated is 77th anniversary on March 29, 2017. “The Oldies You Want, The Info You Need” is the catchphrase of the 560 CFOS AM. You can listen the station online with local news and information, sports & weather updates, contests (Name That Tune!) & events info, podcasts, Dial-A-Deal and more. Follow the radio on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: www.560cfos.ca

CFOS 560 AM Programs

Dial-A-DealSunday Evening with Steve RitchieIn Touch
Lutheran HourMaking Waves CommentaryGeorgian Bay Roots
The Carole Matthews Show with Carole MatthewsRemember WhenStory Untold with P.J. Noce
Open LineSaturday Afternoon with Kati DurstSaturday Morning with Steve Ritchie
Evenings with Marc ButukRock N Talk with Bill MurdochMidday Show with Robin Woods
The Beach PartyMusic and Lost OldiesFirst News at Five
Oldies OvernightGeorgian Bay ExplorerBeatle Brunch
Midweek with MurdochCool Bobby B’s DooWop StopNumber Ones at Noon
CFOS Morning Show (Weekday Mornings with Paul and Fred)Afternoons with Bob BannisterBody, Heart, Mind and Soul with Don Luther
Noon Information PackageInformation and MusicFuneral Notices
Murdoch MondaysNoon Information Package (Newscast)First News at Five

CFOS 560 AM Hosts

Daryl MacLeanMarc ButukBill MurdochCarole MathewsFred Wallace
Robin WoodsPaul HillSteve RitchieKati Durst

John ChristieDon LutherBob BannisterBob Durant


Address: 270 Ninth Street East, PO Box 280 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P5

Tel: 519 376 2030

Contest Line: 519 376 7777

1 800 265 3757

Fax: 519 371 4242

Email: info@560cfos.ca