|City of license||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Broadcast area||Vancouver Island|
|Branding||CBC Radio One|
|Frequency||90.5 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1998|
|Callsign meaning||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Victoria|
|Owner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Website||CBC Radio One|
CBCV-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network in Victoria, British Columbia and throughout Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. The station airs at 90.5 on the FM dial.
It was the most listened to radio station in the Victoria Market in the Spring 2013 BBM Ratings.
The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission in 1997, and was launched in 1998. At the same time, the station was licensed to add a rebroadcaster at Metchosin, and took over 13 existing rebroadcasters of Vancouver's CBU.
Prior to the station's launch, Victoria was the only provincial capital in Canada without its own CBC Radio production centre.
As of January 25, 2013, the station shares its studio facilities with CHEK-DT.
The station's local programs are On the Island, hosted by Gregor Craigie, in the mornings and All Points West, hosted by Jo-Ann Roberts, in the afternoons. Both programs broadcast exclusively on CBCV-FM and its rebroadcasters on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet||Notes|
|Alert Bay||CBRY-FM||105.1 FM||77 watts||A1||Query|
|Campbell River||CBYT-FM||104.5 FM||88 watts||A1||Query|
|Coal Harbour||CBKO||540 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Gold River||CBKJ||860 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Metchosin-Sooke||CBCV-FM-1||99.5 FM||64 watts||A||Query|
|Port Alberni||CBTQ-FM||98.1 FM||348 watts||A||Query|
|Port Alice||CBUX||1170 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Port Hardy||CBUY-FM||95.5 FM||182 watts||A1||Query|
|Powell River||CBUW-FM||92.5 FM||3,720 watts||B||Query||
Also serves the Oceanside and Comox Valley areas.
|Sayward||CBKU||630 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Tahsis||CBTT-FM||90.5 FM||46 watts||LP||Query||
Moved from 1240 AM.
|Tofino||CBXZ-FM||91.5 FM||510 watts||A||Query|
|Ucluelet||CBXQ||540 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Woss Camp||CBTW-FM||92.7 FM||300 watts||B||Query|
The only major city on Vancouver Island without its own CBC Radio transmitter is Nanaimo, which receives Vancouver's CBU signal directly, and consequently hears Vancouver's local programming. The CBC applied to the CRTC to add a rebroadcaster of CBCV at Nanaimo in 2007, contemporaneous with an application to convert the Vancouver station to FM. As few FM frequencies remain available in the Vancouver-Victoria market, however, the applications were denied. CBU was permitted to add a nested low-power rebroadcaster in the urban core of Vancouver, but was required to maintain the AM signal to serve outlying areas, including Nanaimo.
- CBC Radio One
- CBCV history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CBCV-FM