CFTE - History - Flip To Sports Radio

Flip To Sports Radio

On November 5, 2009, station management announced the immediate discontinuation of CFUN's talk format, and its replacement with sports radio. CFUN, rebranded "TEAM 1410", will henceforth serve as CTVglobemedia's secondary sports radio station for the city, primarily featuring ESPN Radio and other syndicated sports talk shows, BC Lions football coverage, replays of Vancouver Canucks games, and coverage of various American or overseas sports events not previously available on Vancouver radio.

Sister station CKST (Team 1040) continues to air its current locally focused sports format, although the announcement suggested that Lions games which were previously aired on that station will henceforth air exclusively on 1410.

The station dropped the CFUN call sign in late November 2009. The CFUN call signs were picked up by Rogers' classic hits radio station CKCL-FM Chilliwack/Vancouver.

With Corus Radio's CINW (Canada's oldest radio station, which has been on the air since 1919) in Montreal signing off the air on January 29, 2010, CFTE will be Canada's oldest radio station.

On February 10, 2011, it was announced that Team 1410 would become the official broadcaster of the Vancouver Whitecaps, after signing a 2-year deal with the team.

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