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City Sherbrooke, Quebec
Broadcast area Estrie
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 101.1 MHz (FM)
First air date early 1980s as rebroadcaster of CBF-FM Montreal
2000 as originating station
Format Public broadcasting
ERP 35 kWs
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 173 meters (568 ft)
Class B
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Ici Radio-Canada Première

CBF-FM-10 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Owned and operated by the (government-owned) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), it broadcasts on 101.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 35,000 watts (class B) using an omnidirectional antenna.

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 first went on the air in the early 1980s as a rebroadcaster of CBF in Montreal. For many years, Radio-Canada programming had aired on privately owned affiliate CHLT. However, in 1979, CHLT received permission to disaffiliate from Radio-Canada as soon as Radio-Canada could set up its own station there.[1] Despite Sherbrooke's large size, the CBC opted not to open a full-fledged station there at first.

However, in 2000, the CBC received permission to upgrade its Sherbrooke operation to a full-fledged station, despite retaining a rebroadcaster-like call sign.[2]

The station's current local programs are Par ici l'info from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Écoutez l'Estrie in the afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. On public holidays, its local programs are replaced with local shows airing provincewide (Quebec) produced by different outlets in turn (except Montreal and Quebec City). The Saturday morning program, Samedi et rien d'autre, originates from CBF-FM.


Rebroadcasters of CBF-FM-10
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Asbestos CBF-FM-11 96.1 FM 1,000 watts A Query
Lac-Mégantic CBF-FM-6 91.3 FM 591 watts A Query 86-12
Magog CBF-FM-2 93.1 FM 420 watts B Query 2003-2002005-336
Victoriaville CBF-FM-12 92.7 FM 130 watts A1 Query


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