|City of license||Calgary, Alberta|
|Broadcast area||Southern Alberta|
|Branding||CBC Radio One|
|Frequency||1010 KHz (AM)|
|First air date||October 1, 1964|
|Owner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||CBR-FM, CBRF-FM, CBCX-FM, CBRT, CBRFT|
As of spring 2013 CBR was the second most listened-to radio station, the most listened-to AM radio station, in the Calgary market.
The station was launched in 1964. Before then, Calgary had been one of the last major markets in Canada without an owned-and-operated CBC radio station. Originally, Calgary's CBC outlet had been private affiliate CFAC. From 1948 to 1964, CBX in Edmonton doubled as Calgary's CBC station as well, serving the southern two-thirds of the province from its transmitter at Lacombe. The new station took over CBX's old frequency at 1010 AM, while CBX was reoriented to be Edmonton's CBC station. The call sign CBR was previously used by CBC Radio Vancouver from 1937 to 1951.
On March 16, 2006, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by the station to implement a new, "nested" FM transmitter in Calgary itself to simulcast the AM programming. This new FM signal, CBR-1-FM (99.1 MHz) was launched on November 28, 2006. In recent years, the CBC has branded 99.1 as the main transmitter, even though 1010 AM is technically the main station.
Various other AM and FM rebroadcasters have been installed throughout southern Alberta.
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.
CBR's local programs are Calgary Eyeopener in the morning, and The Homestretch in the afternoons.
|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|
- PPM Top-line Radio Statistics: Calgary CTRL; February 25 - May 26, 2013
- CRTC Decision 2006-84
- "Completely Calgary", cbc.ca.
- Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-120
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-413, CBR Calgary – Technical change, CRTC, July 7, 2011
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-413-1, CBR Calgary – Technical change – Correction, CRTC, July 14, 2011
- CBC Calgary
- CBR-AM history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CBR