Saturday, August 13, 2011


CFAR is an Adult Contemporary station from the wonderfully named Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Flin Flon is split by the border of two provinces, with about 6,000 residents living in Manitoba and a few hundred living in Saskatchewan. The city was named for Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin, a character in the book The Sunless City who piloted a submarine through a bottomless lake then passed through a hole lined with gold and entered into a mysterious world. A prospector discovered a rich vein of copper in the area and named it Flin Flon's Mine and the town that grew around the mine adopted the name.
A statue of Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin stands in the city overlooking the perimeter of the Flin Flon Tourist Park. "Flinty" even had his own $3.00 coin which was considered legal tender within the city during its first year of issue.

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