CFGB-FM

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CFGB-FM
Cbc radio one happy-valley-goose-bay.svg
City Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Broadcast area Labrador
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 89.5 MHz
First air date 1953
Format news/talk
ERP 4,500 watts
HAAT 195.5 meters (641 ft)
Class B
Callsign meaning Canadian Forces Goose Bay
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

CFGB-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 89.5 MHz from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and is the local Radio One station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, serving as that network's primary outlet in Labrador. A shortwave relay, CKZN rebroadcasts CFGB's signal to remote areas of Labrador.

History[edit]

The station was launched in 1953 on AM 1340 using the call sign CFGB. It was originally operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was taken over by the CBC on February 23, 1959 and became part of the CBC Northern Radio Service. The station received CBC news and topical programs by relaying the signal from CBA in Sackville, New Brunswick. Tapes recorded in Montreal were also flown in on regular airline flights. Eventually the station was linked into the primary CBC network feed.

In 1985, CFGB moved to 89.5 on the FM band. The call sign then changed to CFGB-FM.

Local programming[edit]

CFGB produces its own local morning show, Labrador Morning with hosts Tony Dawson and Colleen Connors. CBDQ in Labrador City also contributes reports. The station otherwise broadcasts programming from CBN in St. John's during the network's local programming blocks.

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CFGB-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Cartwright CFGB-FM-1 93.9 FM Query 2013-552
Churchill Falls CBQA-FM 91.1 FM Query 88-206
Fox Harbour CBGF-FM 101.7 FM Query 84-48
Hopedale CBNN-FM 91.1 FM Query 84-561
Makkovik CBNI-FM 103.5 FM Query
Nain CBNZ 740 AM* Query
Port Hope Simpson CBNP-FM 105.1 FM Query
Postville CBND-FM 105.1 FM Query

On October 16, 2013, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to relocate CBNK 570 AM Cartwright to 93.9 MHz, broadcasting with an average effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 19.1 metres).[1] After CBNK's move to FM in Cartwright, the call sign was changed to CFGB-FM-1.

On May 24, 2016, the CBC applied to convert CBNZ Nain from 740 kHz to 95.1 MHz with 50 watts of power (average and maximum ERP). Antenna height will be -29.63 metres with a non-directional radiation pattern.[2] The CRTC approved the CBC's application to move CBNZ Nain from 740 kHz to 95.1 MHz on September 7, 2016.[3]

Shortwave relay[edit]

In 1989, a shortwave relay of CBN St. John's with the call sign CKZN operating on 6.16 MHz (in the 49m band) was granted authority to rebroadcast CFGB part-time as well as CBN. In 1994, CKZN became a full-time rebroadcaster of CFGB. Operating at 1,000 watts, it can be heard over much of the North American continent and in Europe, particularly at night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-552, CFGB-FM Goose Bay – New transmitter at Cartwright, CRTC, October 16, 2013
  2. ^ 2016-0511-4
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-360, CFGB-FM Goose Bay – New transmitter in Nain, CRTC, September 7, 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°17′57″N 60°32′12″W / 53.29917°N 60.53667°W / 53.29917; -60.53667