|City of license||Sudbury, Ontario|
|Broadcast area||Northern Ontario|
|Branding||Ici Radio-Canada Première|
|Frequency||98.1 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||July 21, 1978|
|Callsign meaning||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Ontario Nord; call sign is pronounced as c'est bon ("it's good").|
|Owner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||CBBS-FM, CBBX-FM, CBCS-FM|
CBON-FM is a Canadian radio station. It broadcasts the Société Radio-Canada's Ici Radio-Canada Première network at 98.1 FM in Sudbury, Ontario. The station also serves much of Northern Ontario through a network of relay transmitters.
Prior to the station's launch in 1978, Radio-Canada programming was carried on private affiliate CFBR. The CRTC decision authorizing the launch of CBON-FM in fact encouraged, but did not direct, Radio-Canada to retain an AM frequency for its talk radio network, and to reserve CBON-FM for its music network. However, the station launched in 1978 as an affiliate of the talk network after the CBC was unable to negotiate an agreement with F. Baxter Ricard to directly acquire CFBR.
The station's regional morning program is Le matin du Nord, hosted by Yves Dubuc, and its regional afternoon program is Ça parle au Nord, hosted by Elizabeth Ryan. The station also airs the first hour of CJBC's morning program Y'a pas deux matins pareils, hosted by Line Boily in Toronto, from 5 to 6 a.m. weekdays, before Le matin du Nord starts at 6 a.m.
On Saturday mornings, the station produces the provincewide morning program Grands Lacs Café. Hosted by Éric Robitaille in Sudbury, with additional contributions from Sylvie-Anne Jeanson in Toronto, the program airs on CBON, CJBC in Toronto and CBEF in Windsor.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet||CRTC Decision|
|Blind River||CBON-6||1010 AM ||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Elliot Lake||CBON-FM-5||101.7||2640 watts||B||Query||88-641|
|Hearst||CBON-FM-26||90.3||8,340  watts||B1||Query||85-1279|
|Kirkland Lake||CBON-FM-1||93.7||2650 watts||A||Query||96-780|
|Matachewan||CBON-10||1110 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Mattawa||CBON-12||1090 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|North Bay||CBON-FM-17||95.1||100000 watts||C||Query|
|Sault Ste. Marie||CBON-FM-18||88.1||3590 watts||B||Query|
|Temiskaming Shores||CBON-FM-2||99.7||780 watts||A||Query||96-781|
|Thunder Bay||CBON-FM-20||89.3||27400 watts||B||Query|
- CFBR History at Canadian Communications Foundation
- CBON History at Canadian Communications Foundation
- CRTC Decision 84-905
- Le matin du Nord
- Grands Lacs Café
- Current operating status of CBON-6 Blind River is uncertain; it is currently listed as 101.7 FM on the radio-canada.ca frequency list. Nord Ontarien Fréquences La Première Chaîne de Radio-Canada - La Première Chaîne/Radio-Canada frequencies in Northern Ontario
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-404, CBON-FM Sudbury and its transmitter CBON-FM-26 Hearst - Technical change, CRTC, August 14, 2013
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