CBVE-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network at 104.7 FM in Quebec City, Quebec. The station's main transmitter is located at Mount Bélair. Its studios are co-located with its francophone sister stations on Rue St-Jean in Downtown Quebec City.

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Broadcast areaQuebec, except Montreal and Outaouais
Frequency104.7 MHz (FM)
BrandingCBC Radio One
OwnerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
First air date
March 1976 (as a CBM repeater)
August 1, 1994 (as a separate station)
Call sign meaning
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Ville de Québec English
Technical information
ERP24,900 watts average
65,800 watts peak
HAAT477.6 meters (1,567 ft)
WebsiteCBC Quebec

CBVE is the originating station for all CBC Radio One transmitters in Quebec outside Montreal and the Outaouais. Together, they are known as the Quebec Community Network, with a special mandate to provide service to the province's anglophone minority.

Although it is a semi-satellite of CBME-FM in Montreal, most of the station's operations are in Quebec City except for master control, which is based at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto.


The station was launched in 1976. Prior to its launch, CBC Radio programming was aired on private affiliate CFOM. Following CFOM's shutdown as a commercial station in late 1975, the CBC directly acquired the station and kept it in operation until the FM signal was launched.

The station was originally a rebroadcaster of CBM in Montreal (now CBME-FM). In 1994, however, it was granted a separate license. At the same time, all but one of CBM's rebroadcasters were transferred to CBVE.[1]

The call sign CBME was formerly used for a low-power AM repeater in La Tuque which changed to CBVE-1.

Local programmingEdit

CBVE-FM's local programs are Quebec AM, hosted by Susan Campbell, in the mornings and Breakaway, hosted by Jacquie Czernin, in the afternoons. The rest of the station's schedule is a simulcast of CBME-FM.

An hour of Quebec AM is also heard on CBC North radio stations in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec.



Rebroadcasters of CBVE-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Chapais CBMD 1400 AM 40 watts LP Query


Rebroadcasters of CBVE-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Baie-Comeau CBMI-FM 93.7 FM 3,000 watts A Query
Blanc-Sablon CBMS-FM 102.7 FM 351 watts A Query
Chandler CBVB-FM 103.7 FM 222 watts A1 Query
Chibougamau CBVC-FM 90.3 FM 420 watts A Query
Escuminac CBVA-FM 98.1 FM 827 watts A Query
Fermont CBMR-FM 105.1 FM 16 watts A1 Query
Gaspé CBVG-FM 88.5 FM2 2,610 watts B Query
Harrington Harbour CBMU-FM 99.5 FM 169 watts A1 Query
Magdalen Islands CBVM-FM 95.3 FM 4,200 watts B Query
Murdochville CBMJ-FM 99.5 FM 98 watts A Query 2013-226
New Carlisle CBVN-FM 101.5 FM 800 watts A Query
New Richmond CBVR-FM 103.5 FM 1,000 watts A Query
Old Fort Bay CBMV-FM 95.9 FM 67 watts A1 Query
Percé CBVP-FM 105.3 FM 840 watts B Query
Port-Daniel CBVF-FM 100.5 FM 234 watts A1 Query
Rivière-Saint-Paul CBMY-FM 104.3 FM 54 watts A1 Query
Rouyn-Noranda CBMA-FM 91.9 FM 2,712 watts A Query
Saguenay CBJE-FM 102.7 FM 30,000 watts B Query
Saint-Augustin CBMX-FM 102.3 FM 56 watts A1 Query
Saint-Jovite CBMF-FM 98.1 FM 845 watts A Query
Schefferville CBMH-FM 103.1 FM 400 watts A Query 94-165
Sept-Îles CBSE-FM 96.9 FM 15,000 watts B Query
Sherbrooke CBMB-FM 91.7 FM 25,000 watts B Query
La Tabatière CBMT-FM 101.5 FM 178 watts A Query
Thetford Mines CBMC-FM 92.3 FM 250 watts A Query
Trois-Rivières CBMZ-FM 93.9 FM 14,000 watts B Query
Malartic CBMN-FM 101.1 FM 50,000 watts B Query
La Tuque CBVE-1-FM 101.9 FM 265 watts Query 2016-227
Lebel-sur-Quévillon CBMK-FM 92.7 FM 50 watts LP Query 2017-267
Senneterre CBMM-FM 101.7 FM 115 watts A1 Query

On September 11, 2008, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to operate a temporary low-power FM mono transmitter at Lac-Mégantic. It would broadcast on 104.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts for a period of three months. The CBC indicated the transmitter would rebroadcast CBVE and ensure the continuity of the national Radio One service to Lac-Megantic while the municipality conducts renovations on the site of the low-power AM transmitter CBMO, which was currently unserviceable.[2] It is unknown if the transmitter(s) is currently operating as CBMO and CBMO-FM is not listed in the Industry Canada database.

On January 4, 2013, the CBC filed and application to the CRTC to convert CBMJ 750 to 99.5 FM.[3] The application was approved on May 8, 2013.[4]

On October 25, 2013, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to decrease the power of CBVG from 2,160 to 1,730 watts (decreasing the maximum ERP from 4,250 to 2,610 watts and its EHAAT from 409.5 to 384.5 metres).[5]

On March 19, 2015, the CBC submitted an application to add an FM transmitter in Malartic, CBMN-FM, which would broadcast at 101.1 MHz at 26,480 watts with a maximum ERP of 50,000 watts. In the CRTC's July 3, 2015 release, CBMN's ERP reads 22,800 watts. CBMN would replace two low-powered CBC AM transmitters, CBMN 1230 and CBML 570 Val-d'Or. The new transmitter may also replace CBMM 540, but only pending further assessment following the sign-on of CBMN-FM.[6][7] The CRTC approved the CBC's application on July 3, 2015.[8]

On February 20, 1992, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to change CBME's frequency to 830 kHz.[9] CBME's change of frequency was necessary to eliminate nighttime interference received from CKIS Montréal which also operated on the 990 kHz frequency.

On April 4, 2016, the CBC filed and application to the CRTC to convert CBVE-1 to 101.9.[10] The CRTC approved the CBC's application on June 16, 2016 to move CBVE-1 to 101.9 with an average effective radiated power of 265 watts and an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 106.2 metres.[11] According to Canadian Radio News, CBVE-1 moved to 101.9 in August 2016.[12]

On September 23, 2016, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to change the frequency of CBMA-FM 99.9 to 91.9 MHz by increasing the effective radiated power from 1,000 to 2,712 watts and decrease the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 145 to 110.2 metres.[13]

On March 8, 2017, the CBC applied to convert CBMM 540 to 101.7 FM with the proposed callsign CBMM-FM.[14]

On March 9, 2017, the CBC applied to convert CBMK 1230 to 92.7 FM.[15] The CRTC approved the CBC's application to operate new FM transmitters in Lebel-sur-Quevillon and Senneterre on July 27, 2017.[16]

In July 2020, CBMP-FM, previously a rebroadcaster of CBVE, formed its own network.[17]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 94-612, New radio programming undertaking consisting of CBVE-FM and its transmitters, CRTC, August 15, 1994
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-255, CBVE-FM Québec - New transmitter in Lac-Mégantic, CRTC, September 11, 2008
  3. ^ https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/DocWebBroker/OpenDocument.aspx?AppNo=201216151[bare URL]
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-226, CBVE-FM Québec – New transmitter in Murdochville, CRTC, May 8, 2013
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-564, CBCS-FM Sudbury and its transmitter CBLJ-FM Wawa; CBVE-FM Québec and its transmitter CBVG-FM Gaspé; and CBAM-FM Moncton and its transmitter CBAM-FM-1 Sackville –Technical changes, CRTC, October 25, 2013
  6. ^ 2015-0264-1, Addition of an FM transmitter, CRTC, March 19, 2015
  7. ^ AM stations going away, American Bandscan, March 19, 2015
  8. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-292, CBVE-FM Québec – New transmitter in Malartic. CRTC, July 3, 2015
  9. ^ Decision CRTC 92-116
  10. ^ 201602772, Addition of an FM transmitter in La Tuque, CRTC, April 4, 2016
  11. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-227, CBVE-FM Québec – New FM transmitter in La Tuque, CRTC, June 16, 2016
  12. ^ Canadian Radio News recap August 2016, airchecker.ca, September 3, 2016
  13. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-383, CBVE-FM Québec and its transmitter CBMA-FM Rouyn-Noranda – Technical changes, CRTC, September 23, 2016
  14. ^ 201701558
  15. ^ 201701673
  16. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-267, CBVE-FM Québec – New transmitters in Lebel-sur-Quévillon and Senneterre, CRTC, July 27, 2017
  17. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2020-85, English-language FM radio station in Chisasibi and licence amendment for CBVE-FM Québec, CRTC, March 4, 2020

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Coordinates: 46°49′22″N 71°29′43″W / 46.82278°N 71.49528°W / 46.82278; -71.49528