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Who are we?

Northumberland 89.7 FM is a not-for-profit community-based volunteer radio station, providing news, views, events coverage, and music to the residents of Cobourg, Port Hope and Hamilton Township (West Northumberland County) on the FM dial at 89.7. We also provide web­based access to the programming.

We at Northumberland 89.7 FM believed that there was a need for a local community-based radio station – volunteer-operated and largely financed by the community – that would cover local events, news, and information of interest to the residents of West Northumberland County. There are a number of these stations in Ontario being operated successfully and creating a positive impact on the communities they serve. With the idea formulated in 2009, our internet stream began in 2012 followed by our official on-air launch in December of 2013.

We support local artists and not-for-profit organizations, providing them with communications opportunities at little or no cost.

Northumberland 89.7 FM will be the heartbeat of our community through:

~Air time for local artists who meet community standards;
~Concerts by local performers;
~Coverage of events at local venues, including fairs, exhibitions, auctions, concerts, plays, Canada Day and Christmas activities and junior sports events;
~News and information of interest to the local community, including weather, birth and death notices, community announcements, on-air buy-and-sell, and interviews on issues of local concern;
~Coverage of local council and other community meetings;
~Programs created by local community groups; and
~Programs and advertising policies that support local commerce.

mission Statement

Northumberland 89.7 FM will stimulate the livelihood of the residents of Port Hope, Cobourg, and Hamilton Township. It will provide information and commentary on aspects of daily life in Northumberland County. It will showcase local entertainment. It will be about the people, by the people, for the people. It will be not­for­profit. It will be run by volunteers who care, dare and have flair. It will fill the void.

Vision Statement

Northumberland 89.7 FM will stimulate the livelihood of the residents of Port Hope, Cobourg, and Hamilton Township. It will provide information and commentary on aspects of daily life in Northumberland County. It will showcase local entertainment. It will be about the people, by the people, for the people. It will be not­for­profit. It will be run by volunteers who care, dare and have flair. It will fill the void.

technical information

Station Name: Northumberland 89.7 FM – SmallTownRadio
Frequency: 89.7 FM
Call Letters: CFWN­FM
Station location: 1000 Elgin Street West, Cobourg, Ontario
Effective radiated power: 700 watts
Estimated population coverage: 40,000