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ICI Radio-Canada Première.svg
City Vancouver, British Columbia
Broadcast area Metro Vancouver
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 97.7 MHz (FM)
First air date December 1, 1967
Format public broadcasting
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 567 metres
Class C
Transmitter coordinates 49°21′13″N 122°57′24″W / 49.353574°N 122.956696°W / 49.353574; -122.956696 (CBUF-FM Tower)Coordinates: 49°21′13″N 122°57′24″W / 49.353574°N 122.956696°W / 49.353574; -122.956696 (CBUF-FM Tower)
Callsign meaning CBU French
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations CBU (AM), CBUX-FM, CBU-FM, CBUT-DT, CBUFT-DT
Webcast Listen live
Website Première Chaîne Colombie-Britannique

CBUF-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts Radio-Canada's Ici Radio-Canada Première network on FM 97.7 MHz in Vancouver and on a chain of rebroadcasters around British Columbia. CBUF-FM is a non-commercial public broadcasting station airing news, talk and some music programming.

The station was first launched in 1967 as the first French language Radio-Canada station west of Ontario. Its studios and offices are in the CBC Regional Broadcast Centre on Hamilton Street in Downtown Vancouver, while its transmitter is located atop Mount Seymour.

CBUF also serves as the Première outlet for the Yukon Territory, by way of a locally owned repeater in Yellowknife.


The station's current local programs are Phare Ouest, in the mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 9 a.m., Midi Express from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Boulevard du Pacifique in the afternoons, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Saturday morning program, Les samedis du monde, originates from CKSB-10-FM Winnipeg is heard tape delayed from 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. On holidays, its local programs are replaced with special pan-regional programming from CKSB-10-FM: Les matins de l'Ouest, Les midis de l'Ouest and Le monde chez nous, all taped delayed from earlier.


Rebroadcasters of CBUF-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Chilliwack CBUF-FM-1 102.1 81 watts A Query
Dawson Creek CBUF-FM-7 93.7 70 watts A1 Query
Kamloops CBUF-FM-6 96.5 4,750 watts B Query
Kelowna CBUF-FM-2 90.5 2,700 watts B Query
Kitimat CBUF-FM-5 105.1 285 watts A Query
Port Alberni CBUF-FM-8 94.9 348 watts A Query
Prince George CBUF-FM-4 95.5 130 watts A1 Query
Terrace CBUF-FM-3 96.9 225 watts B Query
Victoria CBUF-FM-9 99.7 1,200 watts A Query 2003-147
Whistler CBUF-FM-10 103.1 500 watts A Query 2008-17
Whitehorse CFWY-FM 102.1 200 watts B Query

The transmitter in Whitehorse is not owned by the CBC, but is licensed to the Association Franco-Yukonnaise.[1]


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