CBFX-FM

CBFX-FM (100.7 MHz) is a public non-commercial radio station in Montreal, Quebec. It is the flagship station of the Ici Musique Network and broadcasts in French.

Owned and operated by the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), CBFX-FM is a Class C1 station. It transmits from the Mount Royal candelabra tower with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts.[1] Its studios and offices, along with those of Ici Radio-Canada Première sister station CBF-FM, are located at Maison Radio-Canada on René Lévesque Boulevard.

CBFX-FM
CityMontreal, Quebec
Broadcast areaGreater Montreal
BrandingIci Musique
Frequency100.7 MHz (FM)
First air dateMarch 5, 1948 (experimental as VE9CB 1946-1948)
FormatJazz/Classical music
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT242.5 meters (796 ft)
ClassC1
Callsign meaningCanadian Broadcasting Corporation French X
Former callsignsCBF-FM (1948-1998)
OwnerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stationsCBF-FM, CBM-FM, CBME-FM, CBFT-DT, CBMT-DT
WebsiteICI Musique

History

On March 13, 1946, the station began experimental broadcasts as VE9CB on 98.1 MHz. It received a full license on March 5, 1948, as CBF-FM, broadcasting at 95.1 MHz.[2] For most of its early years, it simulcast co-owned CBF. Occasionally in the 1960s and 70s, it would break away from its AM counterpart to air special programming.

With the CBC's English-language FM network already established since the 1960s, plans were made to create a French-language FM network, with CBF-FM as its originating station. In 1971, in preparation for its role as the French FM flagship, CBF-FM swapped frequencies with CBM-FM. CBF-FM moved to 100.7, just vacated by CBM-FM, while that station moved to a new frequency, 93.5 MHz.[3] The move not only allowed CBF-FM to boost its signal to a full 100,000 watts, but it also began to broadcast in stereo for the first time.

In 1972, La Chaîne Culturelle (The Cultural Network) was launched on four CBC-owned FM stations, CBF-FM in Montreal, CBOF-FM in Ottawa, CBV-FM in Quebec City and CBJ-FM in Chicoutimi. The network aired mostly classical music with some jazz and other arts programming.

In 1998, CBF-FM changed its call sign. Its AM sister station, CBF, moved to the FM band and picked up the CBF-FM call letters. That required the former CBF-FM to switch to a new call sign, CBFX-FM.

In 2004, the network was renamed Espace Musique. And in 2014, it became Ici Musique, still with 100.7 CBFX-FM as its originating station.

Transmitters

Rebroadcasters of CBFX-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Amos2 CBFX-FM-3 88.3 FM 32,400 watts B Query 99-511
Gaspé CBFX-FM-5 90.1 FM 4,110 watts B Query 2000-67
Mont-Laurier CBFX-FM-6 91.1 FM 72,000 watts C1 Query 2002-124
Rouyn-Noranda2 CBFX-FM-4 89.9 FM 17,200 watts B Query 2000-66
Sherbrooke1 CBFX-FM-2 90.7 FM 25,000 watts B Query 85-317, 94-763
Trois-Rivières1 CBFX-FM-1 104.3 FM 43,000 watts C1 Query

1 - On April 25, 2013, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to amend the licenses of CBFX's rebroadcasters at Trois-Rivières and Sherbrooke, with both stations broadcasting at least 20 minutes of local programming each week, with the remainder programming from the Espace Musique network. The Trois-Rivières repeater at 104.3 MHz will upgrade to an average ERP of 45,400 watts, and a maximum ERP of 100,000 watts (up from 43,000 watts max ERP currently) with an effective height above average terrain of 249.7 metres. The Sherbrooke transmitter at 90.7 MHz will keep its existing parameters with an ERP of 25,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 173 metres).[4]

Though CBFX-4 and CBFX-5 are technically rebroadcasters of CBFX, on-air idents show they actually rebroadcast Ottawa's CBOX-FM.

References

  1. ^ FCCdata.org/CBFX-FM
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1965 page B-181
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1973 page B-236
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-204, New radio stations in Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières - CBFX-FM Montréal – Licence amendments, CRTC, April 25, 2013

External links

Coordinates: 45°30′20″N 73°35′30″W / 45.50556°N 73.59167°W

CBC Montreal

CBC Montreal refers to:

CBME-FM, CBC Radio One on 88.5 FM

CBM-FM, CBC Radio 2 on 93.5 FM

CBMT-DT, CBC Television on channel 6SRC Montréal refers to:

CBF-FM, Ici Radio-Canada Première on 95.1 FM

CBFX-FM, Espace musique on 100.7 FM

CBFT-DT, Ici Radio-Canada Télé on channel 2See also:

Maison Radio-Canada, the main CBC/Radio-Canada premises in Montreal

CBF

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Brazilian Football Confederation (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol), national governing body for football (soccer) in Brazil

Canadian Bridge Federation, the governing body for contract bridge in Canada

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China Bandy Federation, the governing body for bandy in ChinaIn medicine:

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Catholic Biblical Federation, a Roman Catholic Church organization for biblical translation and worldwide distribution

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - the largest U.S. regional conservation organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.

Community Broadcasting Foundation - a funding organisation in Australia

Cooperative Baptist FellowshipOther uses:

CBF-FM, the Première Chaîne radio station in Montreal, Quebec (formerly CBF when it was on the AM band)

CBFX-FM, the Espace musique radio station in Montreal, Quebec, which was formerly known as CBF-FM

Honda CBF series - A series of motorcycles.

C-Repeat Binding Factor

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CBF-FM

CBF-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station licensed to Montreal, Quebec.

Owned and operated by the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it transmits on 95.1 MHz from the Mount Royal candelabra tower with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna. Its studios and master control are located at Maison Radio-Canada in Montreal.

The station has a non-commercial news/talk format and is the flagship of the Ici Radio-Canada Première network which operates across Canada. Like all Première stations, but unlike most FM stations, it broadcasts in mono. In the summer of 2018, the Montreal 95.1 station started to broadcast in FM multiplex.

CBFT-DT

CBFT-DT, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 19), is the flagship station of the French language service of Ici Radio-Canada Télé located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The station is owned by the Société Radio-Canada arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as part of a twinstick with CBC Television outlet CBMT-DT (channel 6). The two stations share studios and master control facilities based at Maison Radio-Canada on René Lévesque Boulevard East in Downtown Montreal, and CBFT's transmitter is located atop Mount Royal.

On cable, the station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 2 in the Montreal area (channel 4 in standard definition), Charter Plattsburgh channel 5 and Comcast Burlington channel 22. There is also a high definition feed available on Vidéotron digital channel 602. It is also seen on direct broadcast satellite throughout Canada.

CBM-FM

CBM-FM (93.5 MHz) is a public non-commercial radio station in Montreal, Quebec. It carries the English-language CBC Music network.

Owned and operated by the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBM-FM is a Class C1 station. It transmits from the Mount Royal candelabra tower with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts, using horizontal polarization. Its studios and offices, along with those of CBC Radio One sister station CBME-FM, are located at Maison Radio-Canada on René Lévesque Boulevard.

CBME-FM

CBME-FM is an English-language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec.

Owned and operated by the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it broadcasts on 88.5 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 11,510 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 25,000 watts (class B) from a transmitter atop Mount Royal.

The station has a commercial-free news/talk format and is part of the CBC Radio One network which operates across Canada. Like all CBC Radio One stations, but unlike most FM stations, it broadcasts in mono. Some local shows and newscasts produced at CBME-FM are also heard on a chain of stations across Quebec.

Its studios and offices, along with those of sister stations CBM-FM, CBF-FM and CBFX-FM are located at Maison Radio-Canada at 1400 René Lévesque Boulevard East. Master control is at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto.

CBMT-DT

For the radio station in La Tabatière, Quebec that uses the calls "CBMT-FM", see CBVE-FM.CBMT-DT, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 21), is a CBC Television owned-and-operated television station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The station is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as part of a twinstick with Ici Radio-Canada Télé outlet CBFT-DT (channel 2). The two stations share studios based at Maison Radio-Canada on René Lévesque Boulevard East in Downtown Montreal, CBMT's transmitter is located atop Mount Royal.

This station can also be seen on Vidéotron cable channel 6 in the Montreal area (channel 13 in standard definition) and in high definition on digital channel 606. On Shaw Direct, the channel is available on 301 (Classic) or 56 (Advanced), and in high definition on channel 44 (Classic) or 544 (Advanced). It is also available on Bell TV on channel 206 and in high definition on channel 1030; and on Bell Fibe TV on channel 205 and in high definition on channel 1205.

CJPX-FM

CJPX-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. Owned and operated by Groupe Musique Greg, fronted by Montreal musician and radio personality Gregory Charles, it broadcasts on 99.5 MHz using an omnidirectional antenna on Mount Royal with an effective radiated power of 8,700 watts (class B). Its main studios are located in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Notre-Dame in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River.

The station had a classical music commercial format at its inception on 25 June 1998. The station was the first successful commercial classical music station in Montreal, following the failure of CJRM-FM in 1968 and decades of reluctance since then by the CRTC to allow such a station to go on the air. It was conceived in the 'Top 40 classics' style of Radio-Classique in France, or Classic FM in the UK.

In December 2014, it was announced that CJPX and its Quebec City sister station CJSQ-FM would be sold to Groupe Musique Greg, a company founded by Charles. Charles' offer to buy the two stations came in response to rumours that former owner Jean-Pierre Coallier was looking to retire and sell them.The station has since gone to a variety orchestral music/jazz/chanson format, similar to Radio-Canada's Ici Musique (heard locally on CBFX-FM).

In 2015, retired former Le Téléjournal news anchor Bernard Derome joined the station as a morning host. Other personalities include Charles, Marie-Ève Lamonde, François Paré and Marc Hervieux, plus Béatrice Zacharie and Jasmin Hains, both broadcasting from CJSQ-FM in Quebec City.

Ici Musique

Ici Musique (stylized as ICI Musique) is the French-language music radio service of Canada's national public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Société Radio-Canada). It is the French equivalent of the English CBC Music, although it has a different programming focus.

List of radio stations in Quebec

The following is a list of radio stations in the Canadian province of Quebec, as of 2019.

Maison Radio-Canada

Maison Radio-Canada (sometimes Maison de Radio-Canada) is a skyscraper in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, constructed in 1973 as a home for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's operations in Montreal.

Maison Radio-Canada (English: Canada Broadcasting House) is the broadcast headquarters for Radio-Canada, the French-language arm of the CBC, serving as the master control point for Radio-Canada's radio (Ici Radio-Canada Première, Ici Musique) and television (Ici Radio-Canada Télé and Ici RDI) networks. It is also the main studio for Montréal's English and French-language television stations, CBMT-DT and CBFT-DT respectively, and radio stations CBME-FM, CBM-FM, CBF-FM and CBFX-FM.

Maison Radio-Canada is once again the home of Radio Canada International, which had been in a building down the street. The street address of Maison Radio-Canada is 1400 René Lévesque Boulevard East, fittingly named for former premier René Lévesque, who was once a reporter and commentator for the CBC. The building is situated just a couple of blocks away from the studios of CTV Montreal (CFCF-DT), RDS, RDS Info, MétéoMédia, LCN, and CFTM-DT (TVA Montreal) situated at the intersection of Papineau Avenue.

The analogous facility for CBC's English language networks is the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. CBC's corporate headquarters are in Ottawa in the CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre.

Media in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Almost all media in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec serves all cities in the region, with very little differentiation between the three primary cities of Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d'Or, and Amos.

Although the cities of Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or are far enough apart that radio and television stations in the area serve the cities from separate transmitters, almost every broadcast station in either city has a rebroadcaster in the other city. The only nominal exceptions are the cities' separate NRJ stations, although at present even these stations share the majority of their broadcast schedule. While Amos is the official city of license for some of the rebroadcasters, only one radio station originates in that city, and all transmitters licensed to either Amos or Val-d'Or encompass both cities within their broadcast range.

Media in Montreal

Montreal has a large and well-developed communications system, including several English and French language television stations, newspapers, radio stations, and magazines. It is Canada's second-largest media market, and the centre of francophone Canada's media industry.

Media in Sherbrooke

This is a list of media in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Media in Trois-Rivières

This is a list of media in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

Radio stations in Montreal and surrounding area
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