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CityThompson, Manitoba
Broadcast areaNorthern Manitoba
BrandingCBC Radio One
Frequency100.9 MHz (FM)
First air date1980
Formatpublic broadcasting
ERP94 watts
HAAT76 meters
Callsign meaningCanadian Broadcasting Corporation Winnipeg K
OwnerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
WebsiteCBC Manitoba

CBWK-FM is the callsign of the CBC Radio One station in Thompson, Manitoba. The station broadcasts at 100.9 MHz (FM).


The station signed on in 1980. Although separately licensed, for all intents and purposes it was a rebroadcaster of Winnipeg's CBW. It was upgraded to a full CBC production centre in the early 1990s to improve local service in rural northern Manitoba. The station also formerly produced a special evening program for the region's large First Nations population, in conjunction with Native Communications, but with the launch of NCI's own radio network this has been discontinued.

Local programming[edit]

CBWK airs its own local morning show, North Country. The station otherwise broadcasts programming from CBW in Winnipeg during the network's local programming blocks, with some exceptions (i.e., commercials).


Rebroadcasters of CBWK-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Brochet CBDE-FM 105.1 86 watts A1 Query
Churchill CHFC 1230 AM 250 watts B Query
Cranberry Portage CBWU-FM 88.9 40 watts A1 Query
Easterville CBWE-FM 95.5 86 watts A1 Query
Flin Flon CBWF-FM 90.9 55 watts A Query
Gillam CBWG-FM 99.9 54 watts A Query
Gods Lake Narrows CBWN-FM 99.9 456 watts A Query
Grand Rapids CBWH-FM 101.5 69 watts A1 Query
Ilford CBWI-FM 94.7 86 watts A1 Query
Leaf Rapids CBWP-FM 94.5 74 watts A1 Query
Lynn Lake [1] CBDU-FM 95.1 45 watts LP Query
Moose Lake CBWC-FM 99.9 80 watts A1 Query
Nelson House CBWO-FM 93.7 85 watts A1 Query
Oxford House CBWM-FM 95.5 78 watts A1 Query
The Pas CBWJ-FM 94.5 76 watts A1 Query
Poplar River CBDI-FM 103.5 84 watts A1 Query
Pukatawagan CBDS-FM 102.5[2] 200 watts A1 Query
Shamattawa CBDG-FM 105.1 86 watts A1 Query
Snow Lake CBWL-FM 95.5 60 watts A1 Query
South Indian Lake CBWQ-FM 95.5 66 watts A1 Query
Waasagomach CBWD-FM 105.1 912 watts A Query
Wabowden CBWB-FM 90.5 [3] 66 watts A1 Query

Two transmitters also rebroadcast the programming of CBWK-FM, but are owned by local community groups rather than by the CBC.

Rebroadcasters of CBWK-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Cross Lake CFNC 1490 AM [4] 50 watts LP Query
Lac Brochet VF2106 96.9 FM 9 watts LP Query

Notable on-air personalities[edit]

The National anchor Peter Mansbridge began his broadcasting and CBC career at CHFC from 1968 to 1971.


CHFC a radio station which was originally launched in 1948 at Churchill,[5] became a rebroadcaster of CBWK-FM in 2001.[6]


  1. ^ 87-445
  2. ^ Moving from 690 AM in 2008 per CRTC Decision 2008-108.
  3. ^ "Decision CRTC 92-491". Crtc.gc.ca. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  4. ^ Broadcasting status for CFNC Cross Lake, Manitoba is currently unknown; no known licence renewals since the September 1, 1994 to August 31, 1999 licence renewal. Decision CRTC 94-482
  5. ^ Historical information on CHFC Churchill at Canadian Communications Foundation
  6. ^ Decision CRTC 2001-267 Addition of a transmitter for CBWK-FM Thompson at Churchill, CRTC, May 15, 2001

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°43′43″N 97°51′50″W / 55.7286°N 97.8639°W / 55.7286; -97.8639