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CBF-FM-8 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

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CityTrois-Rivières, Quebec
Broadcast areaMauricie
BrandingIci Radio-Canada Première
Frequency96.5 MHz (FM)
First air date1977 (as rebroadcaster of CBF-FM Montreal)
2000 (as originating station)
ERP100 kW
Callsign meaningCanadian Broadcasting Corporation French
OwnerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
WebsiteIci Radio-Canada Première

Owned and operated by public broadcaster Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as part of the French-language Société Radio-Canada system, it broadcasts on 96.5 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 66,700 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (class C1).

The station has an ad-free news/talk format and is part of the Ici Radio-Canada Première network, which operates across Canada. Like all Première stations, but unlike most FM stations, it broadcasts in mono.

The station signed on in 1977 as a full-time rebroadcaster of CBF in Montreal. Before then, Radio-Canada programming had aired on private affiliate CHLN. However, despite Trois-Rivières' large size, the CBC opted not to open a full-fledged station in the city.[1] It became a separately licensed station in 2000, while retaining a rebroadcaster-like callsign.[2]

The station's current local programs are Facteur matinal from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 360 PM in the afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. On public holidays, its local programs are replaced with local shows airing provincewide (Quebec) produced by different outlets in turn (except Montreal and Quebec City). The Saturday morning program, Samedi et rien d'autre, originates from CBF-FM.

CBF-FM-8 was originally on 100.1 MHz, and moved to 88.1 MHz in 1985.[3] It moved to its current frequency in late 2003.[4]


Rebroadcasters of CBF-FM-8
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
La Tuque CBF-FM-19 103.7 FM 11,300 watts B Query 2002-451
Clova CBF-16 990 AM 40 watts LP Query
Lac-Édouard CBF-17 710 AM 40 watts LP Query
Parent CBF-18 710 AM 40 watts LP Query 86-21

On January 23, 1986, a number of low-power CBC AM transmitters in various communities in Quebec were approved to change to new AM frequencies. One of them CBF-18 Parent moved from 1240 kHz to its current frequency 710 kHz.

On August 2, 2018, the CRTC approved the transfer of transmtters CBAF-FM-1 Manouane, CBFA-FM-2 Obedjiwan and CBFG-FM-3 Weymontachie, Québec from license CBFG-FM Chisasibi, Québec to station CBF-FM-8 Trois-Rivières, Québec. (CRTC Administrative Decision 2018-0526-9, August 2, 2018)


  1. ^ "CHLN history". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2011-06-11.
  2. ^ CRTC Decision 2000-89
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 84-917
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-202

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