CFMI-FM (identified on air and in print as Rock 101) is a Canadian radio station in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. It broadcasts at 101.1 MHz on the FM band with an effective radiated power of 75,000 watts from a transmitter on Mount Seymour in the District of North Vancouver. Studios are located in downtown Vancouver, and the station is owned by Corus Entertainment. The station has a classic rock format.
Among CFMI's programming innovations was Discumentary, a one-hour musical documentary of programming featuring a particular artist or a particular theme. This was developed in response to the CRTC's requirement for foreground programming. The Discumentary programs were written and voiced by Dave McCormick, and syndicated throughout Canada. Later, CRTC regulations phased out the need for foreground programming, and CFMI phased out Discumentary.
On January 24, 2007, the station was the first to announce to the world that The Police were practicing in Vancouver for their upcoming worldwide Reunion Tour, their first since 1984. There was also the rumour that they would be performing from Vancouver for the upcoming Grammy Awards.
FM STATION TO BROADCAST WHALE SOUNDS LIVE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM SCIENTIST PLANS CONTINUOUS TRANSMISSION OF ORCAS' MYSTERIOUS CALLS.(News/ National/ International)
Oct 05, 1997; Byline: Anthony DePalma The New York Times VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- They are eerie, mysterious sounds - clicks and howls...