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City of license Matane, Quebec
Broadcast area Bas-Saint-Laurent
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 102.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1948
(moved to FM in 2004)[1]
Format public broadcasting
ERP 42.93 kW
Class C1
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Ici Radio-Canada Première

CBGA-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Matane, Quebec.

Owned and operated by Société Radio-Canada, it broadcasts on 102.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 42,930 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna.

The station has a non-commercial news/talk format and is part of the Ici Radio-Canada Première network, which operates across Canada. Like all other Première stations, but unlike most FM stations, CBGA-FM broadcasts in mono.

Previously known as CBGA when the station was on the AM band on 1250 kHz, the station moved to FM in 2004. The station was founded in 1948 as CKBL and changed its call sign when it was bought by Radio-Canada in 1972.


Rebroadcasters of CBGA-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
L'Anse-à-Valleau CBGA-15-FM 101.5 FM 83 watts A1 Query
Cap-aux-Meules CBGA-8-FM 93.5 FM 4,400 watts B Query
Cloridorme CBGA-9-FM 105.1 FM 204 watts A1 Query
Gaspé CBGA-10-FM 104.1 FM 2,160 watts B Query
Grande-Vallée CBGA-14-FM 104.1 FM 2,110 watts A Query
Gros-Morne CBGA-13-FM 94.5 FM 40 watts LP Query
Lac-au-Saumon CBGA-4-FM 97.5 FM 1,690 watts B Query 96-44
Marsoui CBGA-12-FM 89.3 FM 41 watts A1 Query
Mont-Louis CBGA-11-FM 106.1 FM 2,040 watts A Query
Rivière-au-Renard CBGA-3-FM 91.5 40 watts LP Query 90-893-1
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts CBGA-FM-7 101.1 FM 49,800 watts C Query 2005-98
Murdochville CBGA-6 1270 AM 40 watts LP Query 2013-183
Grande-Anse, New Brunswick CBGA-1 540 AM 10,000 watts B Query

On August 30, 2011, the CBC has applied to close AM station CBGA-1, to be replaced with transmitters in the following communities: [2] [3]

On October 28, 2011, the CRTC approved the CBC's application. After the launch of these new FM transmitters, CBGA-1 will leave the air.[4] The AM station mainly served listeners on the Quebec side of Chaleur Bay; listeners in the Bathurst area already receive Première programming from CBAF-FM-2 105.7 in Allardville, a repeater of CBAF-FM Moncton.

On January 4, 2013, the CBC filed an application to convert CBGA-6 Murdochville from 1270 kHz to 97.7 MHz. [5] This application was approved by the CRTC on April 11, 2013.


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Coordinates: 48°50′00″N 67°21′39″W / 48.83333°N 67.36083°W / 48.83333; -67.36083