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Coordinates: 48°26′14″N 123°21′48″W / 48.437101°N 123.363466°W / 48.437101; -123.363466 (CBC Radio One Studio - Victoria, BC)

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.

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CityVictoria, British Columbia
Broadcast areaVancouver Island
Frequency90.5 MHz (FM)
BrandingCBC Radio One
OwnerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
First air date
Call sign meaning
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Victoria
Technical information
ERP3,000 watts average
6,300 watts peak
horizontal polarization only
HAAT494 meters (1,621 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
48°35′40″N 123°32′42″W / 48.59444°N 123.54500°W / 48.59444; -123.54500 (CBCV-FM 90.5 Victoria)
WebcastCBC Victoria
WebsiteCBC British Columbia

It was the most listened to radio station in the Victoria Market in the Fall 2018 Numeris Diary Survey.[1]


The station was licensed by the CRTC in 1997,[2] 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.[3] 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.

Local programmingEdit

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.


Rebroadcasters of CBCV-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet Notes
Alert Bay CBRY-FM 105.1 FM 360 watts A Query 50°34′47″N 126°55′05″W / 50.57972°N 126.91806°W / 50.57972; -126.91806 (CBRY-FM 105.1 Alert Bay)
Campbell River CBYT-FM 104.5 FM 88 watts A1 Query 50°3′14″N 125°19′35″W / 50.05389°N 125.32639°W / 50.05389; -125.32639 (CBYT-FM 104.5 Campbell River)
Coal Harbour CBKO 540 AM 40 watts LP Query 50°36′4″N 127°34′23″W / 50.60111°N 127.57306°W / 50.60111; -127.57306 (CBKO 540 Coal Harbour)
Gold River CBKJ 860 AM 40 watts LP Query 49°46′24″N 126°3′13″W / 49.77333°N 126.05361°W / 49.77333; -126.05361 (CBKJ 860 Gold River)
Metchosin-Sooke CBCV-FM-1 99.5 FM 64 watts A Query 48°24′8″N 123°34′25″W / 48.40222°N 123.57361°W / 48.40222; -123.57361 (CBCV-FM-1 99.5 Metchosin/Sooke)
Port Alberni CBTQ-FM 98.1 FM 348 watts A Query 49°14′28″N 124°47′8″W / 49.24111°N 124.78556°W / 49.24111; -124.78556 (CBTQ-FM 98.1 Port Alberni)
Port Alice CBCV-FM-2 92.3 FM 50 watts LP Query 50°25′39″N 127°28′42″W / 50.42750°N 127.47833°W / 50.42750; -127.47833 (CBUX 1170 Port Alice)
Port Hardy CBUY-FM 95.5 FM 182 watts A1 Query 50°42′36″N 127°26′30″W / 50.71000°N 127.44167°W / 50.71000; -127.44167 (CBUY-FM 95.5 Port Hardy)
Powell River CBUW-FM 92.5 FM 3,720 watts B Query 49°41′54″N 124°26′5″W / 49.69833°N 124.43472°W / 49.69833; -124.43472 (CBUW-FM 92.5 Powell River)
Also serves the Oceanside and Comox Valley areas.
Sayward CBKU 630 AM 40 watts LP Query 50°23′17″N 125°57′43″W / 50.38806°N 125.96194°W / 50.38806; -125.96194 (CBKU 630 Sayward)
Tahsis CBTT-FM 90.5 FM 46 watts LP Query 49°55′36″N 126°39′6″W / 49.92667°N 126.65167°W / 49.92667; -126.65167 (CBTT-FM 90.5 Tahsis)
Moved from 1240 AM.[4]
Tofino CBXZ-FM 91.5 FM 510 watts A Query 49°8′56″N 125°54′0″W / 49.14889°N 125.90000°W / 49.14889; -125.90000 (CBXZ-FM 91.5 Tofino)
Ucluelet CBXZ-FM-1 92.7 FM 50 watts LP Query 48°56′17″N 125°32′48″W / 48.93806°N 125.54667°W / 48.93806; -125.54667 (CBXZ-FM-1 92.7 Ucluelet)
Formerly 540 AM.
Woss Camp CBTW-FM 92.7 FM 300 watts B Query 50°10′9″N 126°34′13″W / 50.16917°N 126.57028°W / 50.16917; -126.57028 (CBTW-FM 92.7 Woss Camp)

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

On December 22, 2016, the CBC applied to convert CBUX 1170 to 92.3 MHz with the proposed callsign CBCV-FM-2.[8] The CRTC approved the CBC's application on March 17, 2017.[9]


  1. ^ http://assets.numeris.ca/Downloads/2018_Fall_Radio_DI_TopLineReports.pdf
  2. ^ "Decision CRTC 97-650". CRTC. November 20, 1997. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Decision CRTC 97-651". CRTC. November 20, 1997. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-710". CRTC. November 20, 2009. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-117". CRTC. May 30, 2008. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-465". CRTC. October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-93". CRTC. March 9, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "2016-1293-7". CRTC. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-77". CRTC. March 17, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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