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Coordinates: 48°26′14″N 123°21′48″W / 48.437101°N 123.363466°W / 48.437101; -123.363466 (CBC Radio One Studio - Victoria, BC)

City of license Victoria, British Columbia
Broadcast area Vancouver Island
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 90.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1998
Format public broadcasting
ERP 6,300 watts
Class C
Transmitter coordinates 48°35′40″N 123°32′42″W / 48.59444°N 123.54500°W / 48.59444; -123.54500 (CBCV-FM 90.5 Victoria)
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.[1]


The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission in 1997,[2] 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.[3]

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.

Local programming[edit]

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.


Rebroadcasters of CBCV-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet Notes
Alert Bay CBRY-FM 105.1 FM 77 watts A1 Query 50°34′47″N 126°55′05″W / 50.57972°N 126.91806°W / 50.57972; -126.91806 (CBRY-FM 105.1 Alert Bay)
Campbell River CBYT-FM 104.5 FM 88 watts A1 Query 50°3′14″N 125°19′35″W / 50.05389°N 125.32639°W / 50.05389; -125.32639 (CBYT-FM 104.5 Campbell River)
Coal Harbour CBKO 540 AM 40 watts LP Query 50°36′4″N 127°34′23″W / 50.60111°N 127.57306°W / 50.60111; -127.57306 (CBKO 540 Coal Harbour)
Gold River CBKJ 860 AM 40 watts LP Query 49°46′24″N 126°3′13″W / 49.77333°N 126.05361°W / 49.77333; -126.05361 (CBKJ 860 Gold River)
Metchosin-Sooke CBCV-FM-1 99.5 FM 64 watts A Query 48°24′8″N 123°34′25″W / 48.40222°N 123.57361°W / 48.40222; -123.57361 (CBCV-FM-1 99.5 Metchosin/Sooke)
Port Alberni CBTQ-FM 98.1 FM 348 watts A Query 49°14′28″N 124°47′8″W / 49.24111°N 124.78556°W / 49.24111; -124.78556 (CBTQ-FM 98.1 Port Alberni)
Port Alice CBUX 1170 AM 40 watts LP Query 50°25′39″N 127°28′42″W / 50.42750°N 127.47833°W / 50.42750; -127.47833 (CBUX 1170 Port Alice)
Port Hardy CBUY-FM 95.5 FM 182 watts A1 Query 50°42′36″N 127°26′30″W / 50.71000°N 127.44167°W / 50.71000; -127.44167 (CBUY-FM 95.5 Port Hardy)
Powell River CBUW-FM 92.5 FM 3,720 watts B Query 49°41′54″N 124°26′5″W / 49.69833°N 124.43472°W / 49.69833; -124.43472 (CBUW-FM 92.5 Powell River)
Also serves the Oceanside and Comox Valley areas.
Sayward CBKU 630 AM 40 watts LP Query 50°23′17″N 125°57′43″W / 50.38806°N 125.96194°W / 50.38806; -125.96194 (CBKU 630 Sayward)
Tahsis CBTT-FM 90.5 FM 46 watts LP Query 49°55′36″N 126°39′6″W / 49.92667°N 126.65167°W / 49.92667; -126.65167 (CBTT-FM 90.5 Tahsis)
Moved from 1240 AM.[4]
Tofino CBXZ-FM 91.5 FM 510 watts A Query 49°8′56″N 125°54′0″W / 49.14889°N 125.90000°W / 49.14889; -125.90000 (CBXZ-FM 91.5 Tofino)
Ucluelet CBXQ 540 AM 40 watts LP Query 48°56′44″N 125°33′7″W / 48.94556°N 125.55194°W / 48.94556; -125.55194 (CBXQ 540 Ucluelet)
Woss Camp CBTW-FM 92.7 FM 300 watts B Query 50°10′9″N 126°34′13″W / 50.16917°N 126.57028°W / 50.16917; -126.57028 (CBTW-FM 92.7 Woss Camp)

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.[5]


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