CBR (AM)

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CBR
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City of license Calgary, Alberta
Broadcast area Southern Alberta
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 1010 KHz (AM)
First air date October 1, 1964
Format public broadcasting
Power 50,000 watts
Class A
Transmitter coordinates 50°56′17″N 113°57′42″W / 50.938056°N 113.961667°W / 50.938056; -113.961667
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations CBR-FM, CBRF-FM, CBCX-FM, CBRT, CBRFT
Website CBC Calgary

CBR is a Canadian clear-channel radio station, broadcasting at 1010 AM in Calgary, Alberta. It broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network.

As of spring 2013 CBR was the second most listened-to radio station, the most listened-to AM radio station, in the Calgary market.[1]

History[edit]

The station was launched in 1964. Calgary previously received CBC service from CBX in Edmonton, whose transmitter in Lacombe served the southern two-thirds of Alberta. Before then, Calgary's CBC outlet had been private affiliate CFAC. The call sign CBR was previously used by CBC Radio Vancouver from 1937 to 1951. The new station took over CBX's old frequency at 1010 AM, while CBX was reoriented to be Edmonton's CBC station.

On March 16, 2006, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by the station to implement a new FM transmitter in Calgary itself to simulcast the AM programming.[2] This new FM signal, CBR-1-FM (99.1 MHz) was launched on November 28, 2006.[3]

Various other AM and FM rebroadcasters have been installed throughout southern Alberta.

On December 19, 2008, the licensee proposes to use a Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operations (SCMO) channel to broadcast multi-cultural programs.[4]

On July 7, 2011, the CRTC approved an application by the CBC to change the technical parameters of the english-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CBR Calgary by relocating its transmitter. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged.[5][6]

Local programming[edit]

CBR's local programs are Calgary Eyeopener in the morning, and The Homestretch in the afternoons.

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CBR
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Banff CBRB-FM 96.3 FM 1,180 watts A Query CRTC 2005-225
Blairmore CBXL 860 AM 40 watts LP Query
Calgary CBR-1-FM 99.1 FM 7,000 watts B1 Query
Coleman CBR-2-FM 102.3 FM 51 watts LP Query CRTC 2013-1
Coutts CBRA-FM 90.9 FM 720 watts A Query
Etzikom CBRI-FM 92.1 FM 1,114 watts A Query
Exshaw CBRE-FM 100.7 FM 138 watts A1 Query
Harvie Heights CBRC-FM 97.9 FM 420 watts A Query
Lethbridge CBRL-FM 100.1 FM 100,000 watts C Query
Medicine Hat CBRM-FM 98.3 FM 3,000 watts A Query
Pincher Creek CBRP-FM 97.5 FM 44 watts A1 Query
Red Deer CBRD-FM 102.5 FM 3,570 watts B Query

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