CIQB-FM

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CIQB-FM
CIQB-FM logo.png
City of license Barrie, Ontario
Branding B101
Slogan Barrie's Hit Music
Frequency 101.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1949
Format Top 40
ERP 7,000 watts
HAAT 303.5 m
Class B
Owner Corus Entertainment
(Corus Radio)
Sister stations CHAY-FM
Website B101

CIQB-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts a Top 40 format at 101.1 FM in Barrie, Ontario The station uses the on-air brand name B101 and broadcasts to Barrie & surrounding areas of Simcoe County, including the communities of Orillia, Midland, Collingwood, and dozens of others.

History[edit]

CKBB (AM) was launched on August 31, 1949 by Ralph Snelgrove's Barrie Broadcasting Company at AM 1230. It signed on as Barrie's first radio station and was initially a mixture of music and talk programming. It moved to AM 950 in 1958. In December 1983, the station was acquired by Kawartha Broadcasting and in 1987 ownership passed to the broadcasting arm of Power Corporation of Canada.

In November 1994, after more than 45 years on the AM dial, CKBB moved to FM as CIQB-FM at 101.1 MHz. The station became known as "Barrie's B101," originally airing a hot adult contemporary format. CIQB was acquired by Corus Entertainment in April 2000. On October 15, 2000, the station shifted to AC, taking the format from sister station CHAY-FM, which flipped to top 40 as Energy Radio. The station reverted to hot AC in August 2003 (when sister station CHAY-FM returned to AC), and finally to top 40 in 2008. It is one of three top 40 stations owned by Corus.

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Coordinates: 44°21′05″N 79°41′54″W / 44.35139°N 79.69833°W / 44.35139; -79.69833