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City of license Sherbrooke, Quebec
Broadcast area Estrie
Branding Première Chaîne
Frequency 101.1 MHz (FM)
First air date early 1980s as rebroadcaster of CBF-FM Montreal
2000 as originating station
Format Public broadcasting
ERP 35 kW
Class B
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Première Chaîne

CBF-FM-10 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Owned and operated by the (government-owned) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), it broadcasts on 101.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 35,000 watts (class B) using an omnidirectional antenna.

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 first went on the air in the early 1980s as a rebroadcaster of CBF in Montreal. For many years, Radio-Canada programming had aired on privately owned affiliate CHLT. However, in 1979, CHLT received permission to disaffiliate from Radio-Canada as soon as Radio-Canada could set up its own station there.[1] Despite Sherbrooke's large size, the CBC opted not to open a full-fledged station there at first.

However, in 2000, the CBC received permission to upgrade its Sherbrooke operation to a full-fledged station, despite retaining a rebroadcaster-like call sign.[2] Despite officially being a station in its own right, it is still essentially a semi-satellite of CBF. It airs its own afternoon drive show (Estrie-Express, Monday to Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.) and simulcasts CBF at all other times.


Rebroadcasters of CBF-FM-10
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Asbestos CBF-FM-11 96.1 FM 1,000 watts A Query
Lac-Mégantic CBF-FM-6 91.3 FM 591 watts A Query 86-12
Magog CBF-FM-2 93.1 FM 420 watts B Query 2003-2002005-336
Victoriaville CBF-FM-12 92.7 FM 130 watts A1 Query


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