City Kingston, Ontario
Branding 98.3 FLY FM
Slogan "Today's Best Music"
Frequency 98.3 MHz
First air date 1953
Format Hot adult contemporary
ERP 95.5 kWs
HAAT 158 meters (518 ft)
Class C1
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio)
Sister stations CKLC-FM

CFLY-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 98.3 FM in Kingston, Ontario. The station broadcasts a hot adult contemporary radio format branded as 98.3 FLY FM. The station broadcasts with 95,500 watts of power from its transmitter located in Harrowsmith.


The station was launched in 1953 as CKLC-FM, by St. Lawrence Broadcasting. AM sister station CKLC was launched at the same time. The station's original frequency was 99.5, and it was an affiliate of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Dominion Network. CKLC-FM 99.5's original purpose back in 1953 was to provide a reliable audio link for CKLC-AM 1380, which broadcast from a four-tower array on Wolfe Island. Equalized Bell Telephone broadcast lines were not reliable out to Wolfe Island back in 1953, and the FM signal carried the program feed of CKLC-AM, which was received at the AM transmitter site over the air, and re-broadcast on the 1380 AM signal. Eventually, the Bell line problem was resolved, and the programming on CKLC-FM gradually became its own.

CKLC-FM moved to 98.3 in 1973, and adopted its current callsign in 1978.

The stations were acquired by CHUM Limited in 1998. Since the 1980s, FLY-FM has programmed some form of adult contemporary. In 1998, the station moved to a hot adult contemporary format, and in 2001, moved back to a mainstream adult contemporary format. In early 2007, the station moved back to a hot adult contemporary format.

On June 22, 2007, the stations were handed over to CTVglobemedia, now Bell Media.


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Coordinates: 44°25′35″N 76°38′19″W / 44.42639°N 76.63861°W / 44.42639; -76.63861

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