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City Halifax, Nova Scotia
Broadcast area Nova Scotia & Newfoundland
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 92.3 MHz (FM)
First air date 1979 (as CBAF repeater)
1987 (separate station)
Format public broadcasting
ERP 91 kWs
HAAT 230.5 meters (756 ft)
Class C
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Ici Radio-Canada Première

CBAF-FM-5 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it broadcasts at 92.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 91,000 watts (class C) using an omnidirectional antenna located on Washmill Lake Drive in Clayton Park, with studios located on Chebucto Road in Halifax.

The station has an ad-free news/talk format and is part of the Ici Radio-Canada Première network, which operates across Canada. Like all Première stations, but unlike most FM stations, it broadcasts in mono.

The station signed on in 1979 as a rebroadcaster of CBAF in Moncton. In 1987, it became a separate station, despite retaining rebroadcaster-like calls.[1]

The station produces a morning drive show (Le Réveil, Monday to Friday from 6 to 9 a.m.) and a Saturday morning fill-in show (Ça se passe ICI from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.). An afternoon drive program, L'heure de pointe Acadie comes from CBAF Moncton, which also airs on CBAF-FM-15 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.[2]

CBAF-5 was originally identified as CBAF-19-FM; the call sign change took effect on September 1, 1989,[3] as the old 1300 kHz AM signal of CBAF was shut down.[4]

The station also serves as the Première outlet for the Island of Newfoundland, by way of two repeaters.


Rebroadcasters of CBAF-FM-5
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Cheticamp CBAF-FM-13 103.9 FM 82 watts A Query
Digby CBAF-FM-7 104.7 FM 980 watts A Query
Margaree CBAF-FM-12 92.3 FM 82 watts A Query 85-732
Middleton CBAF-FM-6 107.5 FM 19,000 watts B Query
Mulgrave CBAF-FM-11 107.5 FM 93,400 watts C Query
New Glasgow CBAF-FM-10 88.7 FM 1,200 watts A Query
Sydney CBAF-FM-14 95.9 FM 61,700 watts C Query
Weymouth CBAF-FM-8 100.9 FM 500 watts A Query 88-205
Yarmouth CBAF-FM-9 107.3 FM 1,180 watts A Query
Port au Port, Newfoundland and Labrador CBAF-FM-16 94.3 FM 1,034 watts B Query
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador CBAF-FM-17 105.9 FM 45,900 watts C Query


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