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City Sudbury, Ontario
Broadcast area Northeastern Ontario
Branding Ici Musique
Frequency 90.9 MHz (FM)
First air date April 20, 2001 (2001-04-20)
Format public broadcasting
Language(s) French
ERP 50 kW
HAAT 120.9 metres (396 ft 8 in)
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 46°30′14″N 80°58′03″W / 46.5039°N 80.9675°W / 46.5039; -80.9675Coordinates: 46°30′14″N 80°58′03″W / 46.5039°N 80.9675°W / 46.5039; -80.9675
Owner Société Radio-Canada
Sister stations CBON-FM, CBBS-FM, CBCS-FM
Website ICI Musique

CBBX-FM is a Canadian radio station. It broadcasts the Société Radio-Canada's Ici Musique network at 90.9 FM in Sudbury, Ontario.


The station was originally licensed by the CRTC in 1984.[1] However, due to financial constraints at the CBC, the station was never launched, and the CBC was forced in 1991 to surrender all of its non-operating licenses. Some sources may incorrectly cite the station's call sign as CBOS-FM, the call sign that was assigned to the unlaunched 1984 license.

The CBC subsequently applied for a new license, which was awarded in 2000.[2] The station went on the air on April 20, 2001, approximately one month after the launch of CBC Radio 2's CBBS-FM.[3]

On June 29, 2007, the CBC was given approval to add a rebroadcaster of CBBX in Timmins on 105.7 MHz.[4] As of 2015, however, the Timmins transmitter has not been launched, and due to recent funding cutbacks at the CBC its launch appears unlikely. On March 30, 2015, Eternacom, the owners of the Christian radio station CJTK-FM Sudbury, received CRTC approval to add a new FM transmitter at Timmins to operate at 105.5 MHz,[5] which is first-adjacent to the unbuilt rebroadcaster of CBBX-FM.

In long-term expansion plans that the CBC has filed with the CRTC, the station was also slated to add rebroadcasters in Hearst, Kapuskasing and North Bay, although no firm timeframe for this service expansion has been announced.


  1. ^ CRTC Decision 84-905
  2. ^ CRTC Decision 2000-194
  3. ^ "CBC launches Radio Two in Sudbury". Sudbury Star, March 30, 2001.
  4. ^ CRTC Decision 2007-209
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-114, CJTK-FM Sudbury - New transmitter in Timmins; English-language commercial FM specialty (Christian music) radio station in Timmins, CRTC, March 30, 2015 (Under Interventions regarding the Eternacom application)

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