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City of license Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Broadcast area Prince Edward Island
Branding Première Chaîne
Frequency 88.1 MHz (FM)
Format public broadcasting
ERP 94.2 kW (peak)
Class C
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Radio-Canada

CBAF-FM-15 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Owned and operated by the (government-owned) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French : Société Radio-Canada), it broadcasts on 88.1 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 33,500 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 94,200 watts (class C).

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

The station signed on sometime in the late 1970s as a rebroadcaster of CBAF in Moncton. On October 3, 1983, a first radio show was produced for the Island from Moncton (La marée de l'Île, hosted by Maurice Arsenault). In 1994, it officially became a separate station, though it still has rebroadcaster-like calls.[1]

The station has its own morning drive show, produced in Charlottetown since September 1, 1996. Denis Duchesne is the host of Le Réveil, Monday to Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. The rest of its programming is a simulcast of CBAF-FM-5 from Halifax, Nova Scotia.[2]

On November 21, 2005, the CRTC granted CBAF-15 to operate rebroadcasters in St. Edward and Urbainville to serve areas on the fringe of the primary transmitter's signal.

CBAF-FM-15 was originally identified as CBAF-29-FM; the call sign change took effect on September 1, 1989,[3] as the old 1300 kHz AM signal of CBAF was shut down.[4]


Rebroadcasters of CBAF-FM-15
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
St. Edward CBAF-FM-20 97.5 FM 1880 watts B1 Query 2005-546
Urbainville CBAF-FM-19 106.9 FM 173 watts A1 Query 2005-545


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