CBZF-FM

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CBZF-FM
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City of license Fredericton, New Brunswick
Broadcast area Central and Northwestern New Brunswick
Branding CBC Radio One Fredericton
Frequency 99.5 MHz (FM)
First air date March 4, 1964
Format news/talk
ERP 3,200 watts
Class A
Callsign meaning C B C (Z) Fredericton
Former callsigns CBZ (1964-2004)
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations CBZ-FM, CBAT-TV
Website CBC New Brunswick

CBZF-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 99.5 MHz from Fredericton, New Brunswick and is the local Radio One station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

History[edit]

CBC Radio programming first aired in Fredericton on private affiliate CFNB 550.

CBC's own station launched on March 4, 1964 as CBZ on 970 in the AM band. Provincial Premier Louis Robichaud and Don Messer's troupe were on hand for the opening ceremonies which originated from the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel.[1]

In 2004, CBZ moved to the FM band on 99.5 MHz.[2] The call sign was changed to CBZF-FM as CBZ-FM was already used by the Radio 2 sister station.

Local programming[edit]

CBZF-FM currently produces a local morning news and current-affairs program, Information Morning, which airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m to 8:37 a.m. on CBZF-FM. CBZF-FM also produces news & weather updates which are heard throughout the province weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Information Morning is also simulcasted via CBAT-DT to the entire province. The program is called New Brunswick First and airs Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on CBAT-DT. CBAT-DT is the only CBC-owned and operated affiliate that produces this kind of simulcast. CBZF-FM also produces the provincial afternoon show Shift, which airs between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.

Current Staff[edit]

    • Terry Seguin - Host of Information Morning
    • Myfanwy Davies - Producer of Information Morning
    • Jennifer Sweet - Newsreader
    • Peter Coade - Information Morning meteorologist

Former Staff[edit]

    • Hance Colburne - host of Information Morning (Now at CBD-FM Saint John)

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CBZF-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Boiestown CBZB-FM 90.9 FM 836 watts A Query
Bon Accord CBZC-FM 103.3 FM 44200 watts C1 Query
Doaktown CBZD-FM 96.5 FM 86 watts A1 Query
Edmundston [3] CBAN-FM 99.5 FM 24000 watts C1 Query
McAdam CBAX 600 AM 40 watts LP Query
Woodstock [4][5] CBZW-FM 95.3 FM 15 watts LP Query

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Coordinates: 45°56′51″N 66°35′40″W / 45.94750°N 66.59444°W / 45.94750; -66.59444