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Global News Radio Edmonton Logo.PNG
CityEdmonton, Alberta
BrandingGlobal News Radio 880 Edmonton
SloganOur City. Our News.
Frequency880 kHz (AM)
First air dateAugust 19, 1965
FormatAll-news radio
Power50,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates53°22′7″N 113°19′5″W / 53.36861°N 113.31806°W / 53.36861; -113.31806Coordinates: 53°29′26″N 113°26′55″W / 53.49056°N 113.44861°W / 53.49056; -113.44861 (iNews880)
Callsign meaningCanada's Highest Quality Talk
Former frequencies1110 kHz (1965-1985)
AffiliationsABC News Radio, Westwood One News
OwnerCorus Entertainment
(Corus Radio Company)
Sister stationsRadio: CHED, CISN-FM, CKNG-FM
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteGlobal News Radio 880 Edmonton

CHQT (880 kHz, "Global News Radio 880 Edmonton") is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Edmonton, Alberta. Owned by Corus Entertainment, the station broadcasts an all-news format.

CHQT broadcasts with a power of 50,000 watts, using a non-directional antenna in the daytime. But because AM 880 is a clear channel frequency reserved for Class A WCBS in New York City, CHQT must use a directional antenna at night to protect WCBS from interference. Global News Radio 880 Edmonton can be heard in AM stereo using the C-QUAM system. It can also be received on 93.5 MHz on Shaw Cable FM.

According to the Numeris Winter 2018/2019 Meter Ratings Report, the station ranks 18th (out of 19 stations measured)[1]


The station signed on August 19, 1965 on 1110 kHz, with 10,000 watts power. It originally broadcast a Middle of the road format. In 1979, CHQT started using 50,000 watts power. In 1985, the station changed frequency to 880 kHz as it was sold to Monarch Broadcasting, Ltd.[2]

In July 2000, Shaw Broadcasting sold the station to Corus Entertainment.[3] In June 2001, CHQT flipped to oldies as Cool 880. In October 2003, the station briefly flipped to a variety hits format as 880 Joe AM. The format moved to sister station CKNG-FM as 92.5 Joe FM on January 13, 2004, after which CHQT reverted to oldies.

On May 20, 2008, CHQT re-launched as an all-news station, branded as iNews 880, complementing sister talk radio station 630 CHED. On May 29, 2018, the station re-branded as Global News Radio 880 Edmonton, as part of an ongoing rebranding of Corus's news/talk radio stations to create synergies with Global News television programming, and its local station CITV-DT. As part of the rebranding, the station added an audio simulcast of Global News at 6.[4][5] An audio simulcast of Global News at Noon from Global Edmonton was added as of March 2019.


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  2. ^ Decision CRTC 85-55
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2008 page D-616
  4. ^ "CHQT (iNews 880)/Edmonton Rebrands Today As Global News Radio 880 Edmonton". All Access. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  5. ^ "Corus rebrands another news-talk station". Retrieved 2018-05-30.

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