CBAM-FM

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CBAM-FM
CBCRadioOne.svg
City of license Moncton, New Brunswick
Broadcast area Eastern New Brunswick
Branding CBC Radio One Moncton
Frequency 106.1 MHz (FM)
First air date April 8, 1939 (AM)
April 7, 2008 (FM)
Format News/Talk
ERP 69,500 watts
Class C1
Callsign meaning C B C Atlantic Moncton
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations CBA-FM, CBAT-DT
Website CBC New Brunswick

CBAM-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 106.1 MHz (FM) from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and is the local Radio One station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBAM broadcasts with a power of 69,500 watts.

History[edit]

The station went on the air on April 8, 1939 as CBA, a 50,000-watt clear-channel station at 1050 AM. It was the CBC's clear-channel outlet for the Maritime provinces. As a result of NARBA, it moved to 1070 AM on March 29, 1941. The original city of licence was Sackville, the location of the transmitter site. The city of licence was later changed to Moncton in 1968 when the CBA transmitter, one 460-foot tower, moved to Dover Road in the rural community of Fox Creek near Moncton. In the 1950s and 1960s, CBA AM studios were located on St George Street in Moncton.

In September 1970, CBA and the CBC Atlantic Canadian French-language counterpart, CBAF and CBAFT-TV, were given approval to relocate their studios and offices to 250 Archibald Street.

On January 8, 2007, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved the station's proposed move to 106.1FM.[1] Since Radio 2 had the local call sign of CBA-FM, the Radio One network adopted the CBAM-FM call sign. The engineers were at the 1070 AM transmitter site on Dover Road in Dieppe to say good-bye to the old AM signal that signed off for good on the morning of April 7, 2008 shortly after the 8:30 CBC news. [5] [2][3] CBA was the last AM station in eastern New Brunswick, and the CBC wanted to stop a drop in market share.

CBAM was a former callsign of a defunct CBC low-power AM transmitter in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

The original CBA transmitter site at the Tantramar Marshes near Sackville continued to broadcast Radio Canada International around the world on shortwave radio as well as relay broadcasts for several foreign shortwave broadcasters. For the purposes of CRTC licensing, the Sackville complex was designated under the call letters CKCX-SW.[4] The shortwave site discontinued broadcasts on December 1, 2012, after which its facilities were dismantled.[5]

Local programming[edit]

CBAM-FM currently produces a local news and current-affairs program, Information Morning, which airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8:37 a.m. on CBAM-FM. CBAM-FM also produces a local radiothon every November for the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital Foundation with proceeds going to the Tree of Hope Campaign. This radiothon airs only on CBAM-FM.

Staff[edit]

Current staff[edit]

  • Jonna Brewer - Host, Information Morning
  • Karin Reid LeBlanc - Executive Producer, Moncton
  • Vanessa Blanch - Morning news editor, CBC News
  • Peter Coade - Information Morning meteorologist
  • Marc Genuist - reporter, CBC News
  • Kate Letterick - reporter, CBC News

Former staff[edit]

  • Jo-Ann Roberts - co-host of Information Morning (currently at CBCV-FM Victoria)
  • Brent Taylor - co-host of Information Morning (now retired)
  • Rhonda Whittaker - host of Information Morning
  • Rhonda Day - co-host of Mainstreet(1985-1986)
  • Dave MacDonald - host, Information Morning

Rebroadcasters[edit]

CBAM-FM (formerly CBA) has the following rebroadcasters:

Rebroadcasters of CBAM-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Neguac-Allardville CBAA-FM 97.9 Query
Campbellton CBAE-FM 90.5 Query
Sackville CBAM-FM-1 105.7 FM Query CRTC 2010-67

On October 25, 2013, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to relocate the facilities of CBAM-FM-1 Sackville to a new transmission site south of Ogden Mill; this was due to the closure of the CBC's shortwave facilities, where the local repeater was also located.[6][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] CRTC Decisions 2007-01-08
  2. ^ [2] NorthEast Radio Watch 2008-03-24
  3. ^ [3] NorthEast Radio Watch 2008-04-07
  4. ^ [4] CRTC Decision CRTC 2001-518 2001-08-24
  5. ^ a b http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-602-1.htm
  6. ^ 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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°08′41″N 64°54′11″W / 46.14472°N 64.90306°W / 46.14472; -64.90306