The station was launched in 1998 by Tri-Tel Communications as FM 104.9 CJWL, and moved to its current frequency in 2000. In 2003, CJWL and its sister station CHPB in Cochrane were purchased by their owner, Haliburton Broadcasting Group.
Haliburton changed the station's callsign to CFIF in 2005, enabling Evanov Radio Group to take over the old callsign for its own new CJWL-FM in Ottawa.
On April 23, 2012 Vista Broadcast Group, which owns a number of radio stations in western Canada, announced a deal to acquire Haliburton Broadcasting, in cooperation with Westerkirk Capital. The transaction was approved by the CRTC on October 19, 2012.
Current operation status of CFIF-FM is unknown. Its believed that CFIF-FM 101.1 FM is a rebroadcaster of CHPB-FM Cochrane.