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REWIND 103.9 Greater Sudbury - CHNO-FM Ontario Rewind 103.9 FM is a Classic Hits radio launched in 1947 as an AM station and is owned by Newcap Broadcasting. 70s, 80s and More is the catchphrase of the channel. CIGM-FM is the sister. REWIND 103.9 went on air on June 24, 1947 at 1440 kHz as a bilingual AM station broadcasting in English and French. CHNO-AM was owned by Sudbury Broadcasting which was in turn co-owned by F. Baxter Ricard and wife Alma Ricard. The frequency was changed to 900 AM in Nov 1954. Sudbury Broadcasting launched a full-time French language e radio CFBR 550 AM in 1957 by that time CHNO was now fully turned into an English language broadcaster. After the establishment of CFBR, Ricard owned Sudbury Broadcasting became the first commercial broadcaster to own two AM radio in the same city. CHNO and CFBR exchanged their frequencies in Dec 1969; the station was now operating on 550 AM slot.

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The request by Sudbury to switch the frequency of CHNO to 570 kHz was deferred by CRTC in May 1976. Daytime wattage was incremented to 50,000 w in 1982 after CRTC endorsed the proposal in 1980. After Ricard’s acquiring of major interest in Mid-Canada Communications the Sudbury Broadcasting eventually merged into Mid-Canada Radio in 1985 which sold the stations to Pelmorex in 1990. Rewind which was formerly hosting Top 40 format was recognized as Rock leader in Sudbury just couldn’t continue its dominance after the signing on of CJRQ in 1990 and had to switch to rewind to oldies format branded as Oldies 55 in 1992. The struggled didn’t seem to end there as it tried a variety of formats including classic rock, talk and country before finally arriving at oldies in 1997. Pelmorex sold out its all three Sudbury stations in 1999; CJMX was acquired by Telemedia while CHYC and CHNO were handed over to Haliburton Broadcasting Group. In Aug 1999 CRTC also approved the CHNO’s switch to FM band @ 103.9 MHz with an ERP of 100,000 w. REWIND (Z-103 at that time) officially moved to 103.9 MHz with a wattage of 3,000 w in Feb 2000. In Nov 2001 the sale of radio to NewCap was approved by CRTC. The station was rebranded as Big Daddy 103 dot 9 in Jan 2006. The increase of transmitter power to 100,000 w was in effect on Aug 17, 2009. On May 21, 2010 the adult hits format dropped was replaced with classic hits and CHNO was rechristened as REWIND 103.9. Audiences can listen the hits form 70s, 80s & More online with Rewind Mornings, Contests (Rewind Coffee Break), Events, Rewind Entertainment, DJs and Shows info, Playlists (Recently Played) and more. You can also catch up the Street Team using the email address provided on the web-portal and read blogs via Rewind Entertainment. Find Rewind 103.9 FM on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the official website: www.rewind1039.ca

CHNO-FM Shows

Rewind Morning with Terry Callaghan and Laura HampshireSunday Evening ShowAfternoons with Jamie P.Laura Hampshire
Rewind OvernightLea MillerReinisa McLeodRewind Evenings
Turntable TuesdaysSaturday Evening ShowOvernight Show

Contact

Address: 493-B Barrydowne Road

Sudbury, ON P3A 3T4

Tel: 705 560 1039

705 560 8323

Fax: 705 560 7765

Email: news@rewind1039.ca