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City of license Sept-Îles, Quebec
Broadcast area Côte-Nord
Branding Première Chaîne
Frequency 98.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1976 as a local station
Format public broadcasting
ERP 96,700 watts
HAAT 260.5 M
Class C
Callsign meaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Sept-Iles
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Première Chaîne Est-du-Québec

CBSI-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sept-Îles, Quebec.

Owned and operated by Société Radio-Canada, it broadcasts on 98.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 96,700 watts (class C) using an omnidirectional antenna.

The station has an ad-free news/talk format and is part of the Première Chaîne network, which operates across Canada.


Formerly a rebroadcaster of Montreal's CBF, CBSI was launched as a separate station in 1976. The station now has several rebroadcasters of its own throughout Quebec's Côte-Nord and in parts of Labrador.


The station's local programs are, during the week, Bonjour la Côte,[1] hosted by Sébastien Poulin Fortin, in the mornings and co-hosted by Madeleine Ross, Bis Petitpas, Pierre Roberge and Alain Usereau. L'Encre des jours,[2] in the afternoons, is hosted by Louise Savard, and Mer et monde,[3] hosted by Michel Plourde, on Saturday mornings.


Rebroadcasters of CBSI-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Aguanish CBSI-14 1350 AM 40 watts LP Query
Baie-Comeau CBSI-FM-24 106.1 FM 1,900 watts A Query
Blanc-Sablon CBSI-FM-21 107.1 FM 78 watts A Query
Fermont CBSI-FM-6 100.5 FM 255 watts A Query 2000-164
Harrington Harbour CBSI-FM-15 100.5 FM 93 watts A1 Query
Havre-Saint-Pierre CBSI-FM-7 92.5 FM 25,300 watts B Query 99-119
Natashquan CBSI-5 1100 AM 40 watts LP Query
Port-Menier CBSI-23 1130 AM 40 watts LP Query
Rivière-Saint-Paul CBSI-FM-20 103.1 FM 21 watts A1 Query
La Romaine CBSI-8 1550 AM 40 watts LP Query
Saint-Augustin CBSI-FM-18 107.3 FM 19 watts A1 Query
Schefferville CBSI-FM-2 91.1 FM 111 watts A Query 94-166
La Tabatière CBSI-FM-17 100.1 FM 50 watts A Query
Tête-à-la-Baleine CBSI-FM-16 103.5 FM 22 watts A1 Query
Vieux-Fort CBSI-FM-19 91.7 FM 26 watts A1 Query
Churchill Falls, NL CBSI-FM-3 89.1 FM 98 watts A1 Query 88-207
Labrador City, NL CBSI-FM-4 93.1 FM 255 watts A Query 95-441

In 1986, the CBC received CRTC approval to switch frequencies on a number of CBSI low-power AM rebroadcasters in Quebec.[4]

CBSI-2 Schefferville previously broadcast as CFKL, a local station owned by Hollinger-Ungava Transport Ltd. that operated at 1230 kHz. It is not known when the station began broadcasting, nor when it became a rebroadcaster of Radio-Canada. By 1986, it was known as CBSI-2. [5]


  1. ^ Bonjour la Côte
  2. ^ L'Encre des jours
  3. ^ Mer et monde
  4. ^ 86-21
  5. ^ History of CFKL - Canadian Communications Foundation

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Coordinates: 50°08′56″N 66°28′09″W / 50.14889°N 66.46917°W / 50.14889; -66.46917