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City of license Halifax, Nova Scotia
Broadcast area Nova Scotia & Newfoundland
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 92.3 MHz (FM)
First air date 1979 (as CBAF repeater)
1987 (separate station)
Format public broadcasting
ERP 91 kW
HAAT 230.5 meters (756 ft)
Class C
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Première Chaîne

CBAF-FM-5 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Owned and operated by the (government-owned) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it broadcasts on 92.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 91,000 watts (class C) using an omnidirectional antenna.

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 1979 as a rebroadcaster of CBAF in Moncton. In 1987, it became a separate station, despite retaining rebroadcaster-like calls.[1]

The station produces a morning drive show (Le Réveil, Monday to Thursday from 6 to 9 a.m.). An afternoon drive program, L'heure de pointe Acadie comes from CBAF-FM Moncton, which also airs on CBAF-FM-15 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.[2]

CBAF-FM-5 was originally identified as CBAF-19-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]

The station also serves as the Première outlet for Newfoundland and Labrador, by way of two repeaters.


Rebroadcasters of CBAF-FM-5
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Cheticamp CBAF-FM-13 103.9 FM 82 watts A Query
Digby CBAF-FM-7 104.7 FM 980 watts A Query
Margaree CBAF-FM-12 92.3 FM 82 watts A Query 85-732
Middleton CBAF-FM-6 107.5 FM 19,000 watts B Query
Mulgrave CBAF-FM-11 107.5 FM 93,400 watts C Query
New Glasgow CBAF-FM-10 88.7 FM 1,200 watts A Query
Sydney CBAF-FM-14 95.9 FM 61,700 watts C Query
Weymouth CBAF-FM-8 100.9 500 watts A Query 88-205
Yarmouth CBAF-FM-9 107.3 FM 1,180 watts A Query
Port au Port, Newfoundland and Labrador CBAF-FM-16 94.3 FM 1,034 watts B Query
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador CBAF-FM-17 105.9 FM 45,900 watts C Query


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