CBT (AM)

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CBT
Cbc radio one grand-falls.svg
CityGrand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Broadcast areaCentral Newfoundland, the Baie Verte Peninsula and Roddickton
Frequency540 kHz (AM)
BrandingCBC Radio One
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
Ownership
OwnerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
History
First air date
1949
Former frequencies
1350 kHz (1949-1956)
990 kHz (1956-1963)
Call sign meaning
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CenTral Newfoundland
Technical information
ClassA (clear-channel)
Power10,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
48°57′3″N 55°37′34″W / 48.95083°N 55.62611°W / 48.95083; -55.62611
Links
WebsiteCBC Newfoundland and Labrador

CBT (540 kHz) is a public radio station in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It has a news, talk and information format and is the local Radio One affiliate of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

CBT is powered at 10,000 watts using a non-directional antenna. It is a Class A station broadcasting on a Canadian and Mexican clear channel frequency. The transmitter is on Crawley Avenue in Grand Falls-Windsor.[1] Because it is at the bottom of the AM dial and is on a clear channel frequency, CBT's signal can be heard over much of Newfoundland by day. At night, with a good radio, it can be picked up around the Maritime Provinces and Eastern Quebec.

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 hosted by 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.

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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