|City of license||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Slogan||Ottawa's Alternative Rock|
|Frequency||88.5 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||December 26, 2005|
|Callsign meaning||CapItal (refers to Canada's capital city) LiVe|
CILV-FM is a Canadian radio station which broadcasts at 88.5 FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned and operated by Newcap Radio and airs a modern rock format with the brand name LiVE 88.5. The station also carries Secret History of Rock hosted by Alan Cross. LiVE 88.5 is the longest running alternative rock station in Ottawa, having surpassed its predecessor X-FM which had the format from 1999-2004.
The station was licensed by the CRTC in 2005. LiVE 88.5 began testing its signal and broadcasting online in early December and officially signed on the air on December 26, 2005 at noon, with Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life".
Station promotions have included:
24-Hours in Vegas where listeners are given seats on a private LiVE 88.5 plane without spending money or a hotel room. Everyone has had fun and made it home safely but no one is wiling to share any stories.
The Big Money Shot - a talent development contest that has awarded over $6 million to local area independent bands.
In 2010, CILV-FM became the first carbon neutral radio station in Canada.
- LiVE 88.5
- CILV history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CILV-FM
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