CBF-FM-8

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CBF-FM-8
City of license Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Broadcast area Mauricie
Branding Première Chaîne
Frequency 96.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1977 as rebroadcaster of CBF-FM Montreal
2000 as originating station
Format Public broadcasting
ERP 100 kW
Class C
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Première Chaîne

CBF-FM-8 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

Owned and operated by public broadcaster Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as part of the French-language Société Radio-Canada system, it broadcasts on 96.5 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 66,700 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (class C1).

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 signed on in 1977 as a full-time rebroadcaster of CBF in Montreal. Before then, Radio-Canada programming had aired on private affiliate CHLN. However, despite Trois-Rivières' large size, the CBC opted not to open a full-fledged station in the city.[1] It became a separately licenced station in 2000, while retaining a rebroadcaster-like callsign.[2] However, for all intents and purposes, the station is a CBF semi-satellite. It has its own morning drive show (Chez nous le matin, Monday to Friday from 6 to 9 a.m.) and simulcasts CBF at all other times.

CBF-FM-8 was originally on 100.1 MHz, and moved to 88.1 MHz in 1985.[3] It moved to its current frequency in late 2003.[4]

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CBF-FM-8
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
La Tuque CBF-FM-19 103.7 FM 11,300 watts B Query 2002-451
Clova CBF-16 990 AM 40 watts LP Query
Lac-Édouard CBF-17 710 AM 40 watts LP Query
Parent CBF-18 710 AM 40 watts LP Query 86-21

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