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ICI Radio-Canada Première.svg
City Matane, Quebec
Broadcast area Bas-Saint-Laurent
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 102.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1948 as CKBL[1]
Format public broadcasting
ERP 42.93 kWs
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 199.8 meters (656 ft)
Class C1
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Ici Radio-Canada Première

CBGA-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Matane, Quebec.

Owned and operated by Société Radio-Canada, it broadcasts on 102.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 42,930 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna.

The station has a non-commercial news/talk format and is part of the Ici Radio-Canada Première network, which operates across Canada. Like all other Première stations, but unlike most FM stations, CBGA-FM broadcasts in mono.

Previously known as CBGA when the station was on 1250 kHz, the station moved to 102.1 FM in 2004. The station was founded in 1948 as CKBL and changed its call sign when it was bought by Radio-Canada in 1972.

The station's current local programs are Bon pied, bonne heure !, in the mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and Au coeur du monde in the afternoons, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. CBGA-FM also co-produces D'Est en est, a pan-regional program produced in turn with CJBR-FM Rimouski and CBSI-FM Sept-Îles and heard afternoons during the summer months. 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). Its Saturday morning program, Samedi et rien d'autre, originates from CBF-FM Montreal.


Rebroadcasters of CBGA-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
L'Anse-à-Valleau CBGA-15-FM 101.5 FM 83 watts A1 Query
Cap-aux-Meules CBGA-8-FM 93.5 FM 4,400 watts B Query 94-914
Cloridorme CBGA-9-FM 105.1 FM 204 watts A1 Query
Gaspé CBGA-10-FM 104.1 FM 2,160 watts B Query
Grande-Vallée CBGA-14-FM 104.1 FM 1,450 watts A Query 2015-197
Gros-Morne CBGA-13-FM 94.5 FM 40 watts LP Query
Lac-au-Saumon CBGA-4-FM 97.5 FM 1,690 watts B Query 96-44
Marsoui CBGA-12-FM 89.3 FM 41 watts A1 Query
Mont-Louis CBGA-11-FM 106.1 FM 2,040 watts A Query
Rivière-au-Renard CBGA-3-FM 91.5 FM 40 watts LP Query 90-893-1
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts CBGA-FM-7 101.1 FM 49,800 watts C Query 2005-98
Murdochville CBGA-FM-6 97.7 FM 98 watts A Query 2013-183
Chandler CBGA-FM-16 93.3 FM 1010 watts A Query 2011-677
New Richmond CBGA-FM-17 104.3 FM 1030 watts A Query 2011-677
New Carlisle CBGA-FM-1 98.7 FM 710 watts A Query 2011-677
Percé CBGA-FM-18 104.5 FM 980 watts B1 Query 2011-677
Port-Daniel–Gascons CBGA-FM-19 92.5 FM 920 watts A Query 2011-677
Escuminac / Pointe-à-la-Garde CBGA-FM-20 92.3 FM 1850 watts B1 Query 2014-370
Matapédia CBGA-FM-21 101.7 FM 268 watts A Query 2014-353

On August 30, 2011, the CBC has applied to close AM station CBGA-1, a 10,000 watt Class B repeater in Grande-Anse, New Brunswick, to be replaced with FM transmitters in Chandler, New Richmond, New Carlisle, Percé and Port-Daniel–Gascons.[2] [3] These transmitters were approved by the CRTC on October 28, 2011.[4] The AM station mainly served listeners on the Quebec side of Chaleur Bay; listeners in the Bathurst area already receive Première programming from CBAF-FM-2 105.7 in Allardville, a repeater of CBAF-FM Moncton.

On January 4, 2013, the CBC filed an application to convert CBGA-6 Murdochville from 1270 kHz to 97.7 MHz. [5] This application was approved by the CRTC on April 11, 2013.[6]

During 2014, additional transmitters were applied for, and approved, in Pointe-à-la-Garde[7] and Matapédia.[8]

CBGA-1 left the air in early December 2014, after the aforementioned FM rebroadcasters on the Quebec side of Chaleur Bay were activated.[9]


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Coordinates: 48°50′00″N 67°21′39″W / 48.83333°N 67.36083°W / 48.83333; -67.36083