CJVB

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CJVB
CJVB Fairchild logo.png
City of license Vancouver, British Columbia
Broadcast area Metro Vancouver
Branding Fairchild Radio
Frequency 1470 kHz (AM)
First air date June 18, 1972
Format Multicultural
Power 50,000 watts
Class B (Regional)
Transmitter coordinates 49°11′35″N 123°01′21″W / 49.192951°N 123.02237°W / 49.192951; -123.02237 (CJVB Tower)Coordinates: 49°11′35″N 123°01′21″W / 49.192951°N 123.02237°W / 49.192951; -123.02237 (CJVB Tower)
Callsign meaning C Jan Van Bruchem
Owner Fairchild Group
(Fairchild Radio Group Ltd.)
Sister stations CHKG-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website Fairchild Radio

CJVB is a radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada which broadcasts multilingual programming at AM 1470. Owned by the Fairchild Group, the station broadcasts on 1470 kHz at a power of 50,000 watts, using two different directional patterns for daytime and nighttime operation. Transmissions originate from its Richmond, BC transmitter site. Operation began as a 10,000 watt station at the same transmitter site in 1972, with the power increase to 50 kW in 1980.[1] The station was originally licenced to Jan van Bruchem, whose initials give CJVB its call letters. CJVB was the third multicultural radio station in Canada, following CHIN in Toronto and CFMB in Montreal. It was also the first radio station in BC to broadcast in AM stereo.

Original Fairchild Radio logo, used until 2012.

CJVB airs primarily Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) programming, with some Cambodian, Croatian, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese programming in the evening and on weekends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CJVB history at Canadian Communications Foundation

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