|Broadcast area||Central Ontario|
|Frequency||94.1 MHz (FM)|
|Owner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|CJBC, CBLA-FM, CJBC-FM|
First air date
|October 7, 1946|
Former call signs
|99.1 MHz (1946–1966)|
Call sign meaning
|Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Great Lakes|
|HAAT||420.5 meters (1,380 ft)|
CBL-FM was launched on October 7, 1946, with the callsign VE9EV, as an FM simulcast for 740 CBL. It was the corporation's second FM station behind VE9CB in Montreal (now CBFX-FM). In 1947, its callsign was changed to CBC-FM. The station originally broadcast at 99.1 MHz, but moved to 94.1 in 1966. (The 99.1 frequency was vacant until 1977, when it was assigned to the CKO all-news radio network. CKO ceased operations in 1989, and the frequency was again vacant until it was assigned to CBLA-FM, co-owned with CBL-FM.)
As part of an 18-month trial for a nationwide FM network, CBC-FM began airing separate programming in 1960, playing mostly classical music along with the corporation's other English-language FM stations (CBM-FM Montreal and CBO-FM Ottawa). CBC-FM returned to simulcasting CBL in 1962, but resumed separate programming again in 1964. The station was renamed CBL-FM in 1968. The FM network was rebranded CBC Stereo on November 3, 1975, CBC Radio Two in 1997 and CBC Music in 2018, as it shifted away from mostly classical music, to a mix of adult album alternative, classical, jazz and other genres.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||RECNet||CRTC Decision|
|Owen Sound||CBL-FM-4||97.1 FM||Query|
On February 15, 1979, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to operate a new FM transmitter in Belleville on 94.3 MHz (CBBB-FM) and on May 7, 1979, the CRTC also approved the CBC's application to operate a new FM transmitter in Brockville on 104.9 MHz (CBBA-FM), to rebroadcast the programming originating from CBL-FM Toronto. Neither of these transmitters in Belleville and Brockville were implemented and the frequencies were awarded to other broadcasters.
In 1979, CBBK-FM began broadcasting at 92.9 MHz in Kingston. 
In 1983, a rebroadcaster was added at Peterborough operating at 103.9 MHz as CBBP-FM. 
On June 28, 2005, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to change the frequency of its transmitter CBL-FM-1 104.7 to 106.9 MHz (channel 295C1). This change of frequency was to eliminate significant interference with a local radio station CFBK-FM operating at 105.5 MHz in Huntsville.
- "CBL-FM". www.broadcasting-history.ca.
- "4 stations, 1 network licensed in Canada" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 2, 1959. p. 105.
- "International Shorts" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 23, 1956.
- Meaning of call letters
- CRTC 79-169
- CRTC 79-325
- CRTC 90-147
- Decision CRTC 92-763
- Decision CRTC 2003-15
- World Radio History - 1981
- CBL-FM www.broadcasting-history.ca