Frederick John Hume (May 2, 1892 - February 17, 1967) 1923 - Fred Hume started CFXC (440 meters 10 watts) in the back of an electrical repair business in New Westminster. He sold radio sets. Needing better space for the entertainers, the station was moved to The
1925 - A new transmitter for CFXC (1030 kHz 20 watts) was installed. But soon, Hume decided radio broadcasting was not for him. The next year he sold the license for $600.00 ($50.00 down and $25.00 a month). The purchaser had bigger plans. The station was licensed for
1926 - The transmitter was moved to
Hume was a partner in an electrical store, Hume and Rumble Ltd. The company expanded into a large electrical contracting firm. It became the largest of its kind in western
Fred Hume had a life long interest in sports - mainly lacrosse and hockey. Hume was involved in the ownership of teams and in the formation of leagues. He was inducted into the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962 for his efforts in bringing an NHL franchise to the west coast.
He was an alderman and then Mayor of the
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