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CFBV 870AMMoose logo.png
City Smithers, British Columbia
Branding Moose FM
Slogan Today's Best Music
Frequency 870 kHz (AM)
Repeater(s) CFLD 760 kHz, Burns Lake
CKBV 1490 kHz, Hazelton
CHLD 1480 kHz, Granisle
CHBV 106.5 MHz, Houston
First air date 1963
Format adult contemporary
Power 1000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning C F Bulkley Valley
Owner Vista Broadcast Group
(Vista Radio)

CFBV is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts an adult contemporary format and branded as Moose FM at 870 AM in Smithers, British Columbia. The station is owned by the Vista Broadcast Group.


CFBV originally began broadcasting in 1963 at 1230 AM under the ownership of CFBV Ltd. from the Corner of Queen Street and Highway 16, Then several years later moving to the former School Board offices on Queen Street in Smithers. Throughout its history, CFBV has broadcast with 1000 watts of power. The station opened a rebroadcaster, CFLD, at 1400 AM with 250 watts of power in the Tweedsmuir Hotel in Burns Lake in November 1965. CFBV added another rebroadcaster, CKBV in Hazelton, and CHLD in Granisle (a rebroadcaster of CFLD), in 1974.

In 1976, CFLD's studios moved from the Tweedsmuir Hotel to a new studio at 320-A Alaska Drive. Around the same time, CFBV Ltd. was granted permission to increase the daytime power of CFLD to 1000 watts (while nighttime power remained at 250 watts). CFBV Ltd. changed its corporate name to Cariboo Central Interior Radio Inc. in 1985, and CFBV and CFLD began operating under a common brand, BV/LD Radio, around that time, with some programming for both stations originating from CJCI in Prince George.

CFBV changed frequencies from 1230 to its present 870 on October 17, 1985,[1] and CFLD followed suit on January 27, 1986 when it switched frequencies from 1400 to 760.[2] CFBV established another rebroadcaster, CHBV, in Houston, in 1991. CFLD increased its power to 1000 watts full-time on January 9, 1996. On December 17, 1999, CFBV switched CHBV to the FM band at 106.5 MHz with 923 watts of power.[3]

Cariboo Central Interior Radio, the owner of CFBV, CFLD, CJCI and their rebroadcasters and other stations, was purchased on September 1, 2005 by 1126144 Alberta Ltd., a company affiliated with Vista. In early summer of 2006, CFBV and CFLD dropped its BV/LD branding for a new common brand, The Peak.

In January 2016, the station branding changed to The Moose - The Bulkley Valley & Lakes Biggest Variety with On-Air Personalities ; Shane Loughran, Wayne Carrasco and Marissa Lyons.


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Coordinates: 54°47′46″N 127°11′55″W / 54.79611°N 127.19861°W / 54.79611; -127.19861