CFXN-FM is a Canadian radio station, that airs a classic hits format at 106.3 FM in North Bay, Ontario. The station is branded as Moose FM with the slogan "North Bay's BIGGEST Variety". The station plays "North Bay's Biggest Variety" of current, recent and older hits. You'll hear everything from a top 40 hit from the current year to music from the 2010s, 2000s, 90s, 80s and even 70s. It is a "middle of the road" format positioned between the city's Top 40 and hard rock FM stations.
The station was licensed on the basis of a proposal to air a country music format similar to that of the co-owned CHMT in Timmins. Instead, North Bay's CFXN broadcast an adult hits format from startup in 2006 until changing to a light AC format in February, 2012, then to Variety Hits in April 2013. The new format of Biggest Variety stands alone as an option for 25- to 54-year-old listeners in the market.
Originally owned by Haliburton Broadcasting Group, the station was licensed by the CRTC in 2005. As of 2012 the station is owned by the Vista Broadcast Group.
One of Vista Radio's six clusters, Vista Radio Ontario North is run from the North Bay station by Regional Cluster General Manager / Sales Manager, Peter Hobbs, and the Regional Cluster Program Director, Ryan Griffiths, is a veteran of the Moose format going back to inception by Haliburton Radio Group. Hobbs started his radio career in North Bay in 1993.
The morning show is built around popular market veteran Mike Monaghan, with his co-host and news reporter Carleigh Bodrug. Since Vista took ownership the staffing compliment has grown to ten full time staff, as well as a part-time component.
The station utilizes a heavy influence on modern technology with apps, an active website complete with ads, and very interactive social media interaction with fans.