CFUV-FM (101.9 MHz) is a campus and community radio station in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is owned by the University of Victoria Student Radio Society, with studios on campus.[1] It airs a variety of musical genres, including adult album alternative, as well as news and talk programming. It serves Greater Victoria and, via cable, Vancouver Island plus areas in the Lower Mainland.

Broadcast areaGreater Victoria
Frequency101.9 MHz (FM)
FormatCampus radio
OwnerUniversity of Victoria Student Radio Society
First air date
December 17, 1984; 39 years ago (1984-12-17)
Call sign meaning
CF University of Victoria
Technical information
ERP883 watts (2,290 watts maximum)
HAAT58 meters (190 ft)

CFUV has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 883 watts (2,290 watts maximum). It is a not-for-profit, non-commercial, volunteer-based radio station and is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association. CFUV is funded mainly by a levy on undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria, as well as by donations.

History edit

CKVC, a low-power precursor to CFUV, was on air from 1965 until 1970. It was a campus station that had a broadcast range including the Student Union Building as well as two student residence buildings. The campus radio returned in 1981 after the UVic Campus Radio Club formed.

CFUV signed on the air on December 17, 1984; 39 years ago (December 17, 1984). It became Victoria's second FM radio station. It was powered at 49.4 watts on 105.1 FM.

In 1987 CFUV aimed to increase its transmission power so it could be heard around Victoria and its suburbs. Approval was granted by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in September 1988;[2] in January 1989, CFUV started broadcasting on 101.9 FM at 2290 watts. Concurrently, CFUV arranged cable broadcast all over Vancouver Island (in most areas cable 104.3 FM).

CFUV's mandate[3] indicates that the station is focused on: providing opportunities for University of Victoria and community members to train in broadcasting and operating a radio station; providing informative, innovative, and alternative radio programming; and promoting Canadian and local artists through its broadcasting and related activities. Its programming is composed of spoken word (news, public affairs, poetry), music (rock, hip-hop, jazz, folk), and multicultural programs (in Finnish, Italian, etc.).

It hosted the National Campus and Community Radio Conference in 1998 and 2014.

Offbeat Magazine, CFUV's listings guide, was delivered around Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland,[4] but is now defunct.

References edit

  1. ^ CFUV. "Orientation Manual 06-07 5th edition" (PDF) (5 ed.). Retrieved 2008-03-29.[dead link]
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 88-590
  3. ^ "CFUV Mandate". CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  4. ^ John Lee (December 11, 1998). "Uvic radio station "makes noise" off-campus". The Ring. Victoria, BC. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2014.

External links edit

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