CFUV-FM is a campus/community radio station broadcasting on 101.9 FM in British Columbia, Canada. It serves the University of Victoria, Greater Victoria and, via cable, Vancouver Island and many areas in the Lower Mainland. It is owned and run by the University of Victoria Student Radio Society.[1]

Broadcast areaGreater Victoria
Frequency101.9 MHz (FM)
FormatCampus radio
OwnerUniversity of Victoria Student Radio Society
First air date
December 17, 1984
Call sign meaning
CF University of Victoria
Technical information
ERP2290 watts

CKVC, the precursor to CFUV was on air from 1965 until 1970 and had a broadcast range that included 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 became Victoria's second FM radio station on December 17, 1984, broadcasting at 49.4 watts on 105.1 FM.

In 1987 CFUV aimed to increase its transmission power to over 2000 watts. 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 is a not-for-profit, non-commercial, volunteer-based radio station. It is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, and hosted the National Campus and Community Radio Conference in 1998 and 2014. CFUV is funded mainly by a levy on undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria, as well as by donations.

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.).

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


  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.

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Coordinates: 48°27′51″N 123°18′40″W / 48.46417°N 123.31111°W / 48.46417; -123.31111