CBT (AM)

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CBT
Cbc radio one grand-falls.svg
City Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Broadcast area Central Newfoundland, the Baie Verte Peninsula and Roddickton
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 540 kHz (AM)
First air date 1949
Format news/talk
Power 10,000 watts
Class A (clear-channel)
Transmitter coordinates 48°57′3″N 55°37′34″W / 48.95083°N 55.62611°W / 48.95083; -55.62611
Callsign meaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation T
Former frequencies 1350 kHz (1949-1956)
990 kHz (1956-1963)
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

CBT is a clear-channel radio station broadcasting at 540 kHz (AM) from Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and is the local Radio One station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

CBT's daytime signal covers most of Central Newfoundland. At night, it covers most of Eastern North America. Four FM rebroadcasters provide additional coverage.

History[edit]

CBT headquarters

CBT launched in 1949 on 1350 AM after the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, the pre-Confederation public broadcaster, was absorbed by the CBC when Newfoundland joined Canada. The frequency was changed to 990 in 1956, and then to 540 in 1963 (with 990 being reassigned to CBY in Corner Brook).

Local programming[edit]

CBT carries CBG Gander's local morning show, The Central Morning Show with Leigh Anne Power. The Grand Falls-Windsor station, which previously co-produced the program, now contributes reports, with local mobile reporter Kelly Bragg acting as a de facto co-host. The station otherwise broadcasts programming from CBN in St. John's during the network's local programming blocks, with some exceptions (i.e., commercials).

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CBT
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Baie Verte CBTB-FM 97.1 FM 24,200 watts B Query
Hampden CBTJ-FM 101.5 FM 85 watts A1 Query
Millertown CBTL-FM 90.1 FM 4,200 watts B Query
Roddickton CBTR-FM 92.9 FM 2,000 watts A Query

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