CBCV-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network in Victoria, British Columbia, and throughout Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast. It also reaches out to parts of Washington north of Everett, but is harder to listen to because of KSER on 90.7.
|City||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Broadcast area||Vancouver Island|
|Frequency||90.5 MHz (FM)|
|Branding||CBC Radio One|
|Owner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
First air date
Call sign meaning
|Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Victoria|
|ERP||3,000 watts average|
6,300 watts peak
horizontal polarization only
|HAAT||494 meters (1,621 ft)|
|Website||CBC British Columbia|
It was the most listened to radio station in the Victoria Market in the Fall 2018 Numeris Diary Survey.
The station was licensed by the CRTC in 1997, and was launched in 1998. At the same time, the station was licensed to add a rebroadcaster at Metchosin, and took over 13 existing rebroadcasters of Vancouver's CBU. Prior to the station's launch, Victoria was the only provincial capital in Canada without its own CBC Radio production centre.
As of January 25, 2013, the station shares its studio facilities with independent television station CHEK-DT.
The station's local programs are On the Island (hosted by Gregor Craigie) in the morning and All Points West (hosted by Robyn Burns) in the afternoon. Both programs broadcast exclusively on CBCV and its rebroadcasters on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet||Notes|
|Alert Bay||CBRY-FM||105.1 FM||360 watts||A||Query|
|Campbell River||CBYT-FM||104.5 FM||88 watts||A1||Query|
|Coal Harbour||CBKO||540 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Gold River||CBKJ||860 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Metchosin-Sooke||CBCV-FM-1||99.5 FM||64 watts||A||Query|
|Port Alberni||CBTQ-FM||98.1 FM||348 watts||A||Query|
|Port Alice||CBCV-FM-2||92.3 FM||50 watts||LP||Query|
|Port Hardy||CBUY-FM||95.5 FM||182 watts||A1||Query|
|Powell River||CBUW-FM||92.5 FM||3,720 watts||B||Query|
Also serves the Oceanside and Comox Valley areas.
|Sayward||CBKU||630 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Tahsis||CBTT-FM||90.5 FM||46 watts||LP||Query|
Moved from 1240 AM.
|Tofino||CBXZ-FM||91.5 FM||510 watts||A||Query|
|Ucluelet||CBXZ-FM-1||92.7 FM||50 watts||LP||Query|
Formerly 540 AM.
|Woss Camp||CBTW-FM||92.7 FM||300 watts||B||Query|
The only major city on Vancouver Island without its own CBC Radio transmitter is Nanaimo. CBCV's signal on 90.5 MHz from Victoria only reaches as far north as Ladysmith, and its signal on 92.5 MHz from Powell River as received in the Nanaimo area interferes with KQMV from Seattle. Consequently, the only CBC Radio One signals that can be reliably received in the Nanaimo area are from CBU Vancouver, which air weekday morning and afternoon local programs from Vancouver instead of Victoria. The CBC applied to the CRTC to add a rebroadcaster of CBCV at Nanaimo in 2007, contemporaneous with an application to convert the Vancouver station to FM. As few FM frequencies remain available in the Vancouver-Victoria market, however, the applications were denied. CBU was permitted to add a nested low-power rebroadcaster in the urban core of Vancouver, but was required to maintain the AM signal to serve outlying areas, including Nanaimo.
On October 20, 2015 the CRTC approved the CBC's application to operate a low-power FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Ucluelet, which will operate at 92.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The transmitter replaced the AM transmitter, CBXQ.
On March 9, 2016, the CBC received CRTC approval to change the technical parameters of CBRY by changing the transmitter's class from A1 to A, by increasing the effective radiated power from 77 to 360 watts and by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from -50.5 to -41.5 metres.
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