It’s always a treat to hear stations from as far west as Alberta at Lista. Contrary to Northern Scandinavia, where powerful stations from the prairies are considered pest stations, signals usually don’t reach such far inland at such a southernly location as Lista.
I was quite pleased when hearing country music on 840 kHz one morning last March. There was not much doubt about the identity of the station: This had to be CFCW and sure enough there was a jingle ID as “8-40 CFCW” in between two country songs. Doug Mattice, Chief Engineer at Newcap Radio in Edmonton confirmed my reception with an e-mail and even attached a real QSL letter.
CFCW transmits with a nighttime power of 40 kilowatts from a transmitter in Camrose southeast of Edmonton.