CBV-FM

CBV-FM, Ici Radio-Canada Première, Québec City

Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CBV-FM
1997
106.3
52,500
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
CBV-AM
1976
980
50,000
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
CBV-AM
1941
980
1,000
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
CBV-AM
1938
950
100
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
CBV-AM
1934
n/a
100
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
CBV-AM
n/a
n/a
n/a
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
1934

On September 29, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission opened 1,000 watt CRCK. Programming was in English and French.
 

1936

In November, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was formed, replacing the CRBC. The CBC took over the operation of CRCK.
 

1938

CRCK changed its call letters to CBV on September 25. 
 

1939

Aurele-Marie Seguin was named director.
 

1940

Leon Baldwin joined CBV's engineering staff from CKCV.
 

1941

Under the Havana Treaty, CBV moved from 950 to 980 kHz (Class III-B) on March 29. Power was 1,000 watts.

 

1944

The CBC commenced construction of its new studios in the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City. Studios and offices were now in the Chateau Fontenac.
 

1945

CBC Quebec Regional Network: CBF, CBV, CBJ.

M. Valiquette was CBV's manager. 

1946

Studios were located at Palais Montcalm, transmitter at Charlesbourg.

The CBC announced plans to increase CBV's power to 5,000 watts. 

1947

M. Valiquiette was manager and Omer Renaud was commercial manager. Renaud left the CBC to head a station representation firm. He had been commercial manager for CBC's Quebec stations.

 

1948

Marcel Ouimet was manager and M. Valiquette was sales manager for CBF, CBM and CBV. Guy Dumais was manager later in the year. 

1954

Quebec City and the CBC signed a contract whereby the CBC would lease offices in the municipal auditorium for 10 years at $8,000 annually. Until now, the offices were rented for $2,500 a year. 

1954-55

Ad: Marconi equipped CBN, CBY, CBI, CBV and CBO with new Gates transmitters.

1955

Gerard Lamarche was appointed CBC director for the province of Quebec. He had been with the CBC since 1942. In 1952, he was named program director of CBF and became provincial program director last year.

Aurele Seguin resigned as head of English and French CBC Radio-TV in Quebec. Seguin started out as an announcer with the CRBC in Ottawa in 1934 and later moved to CBV Quebec City.

1957

By 1957, CBV 980 had increased power to 5,000 watts (DA-1). The transmitter and two 260 foot towers were located near St. Jean Chrysostome in Levis County.

1972

CBV was authorized to add a transmitter at CBV at Iles-de-la-Madeleine, operating on the FM frequency of 93.5 MHz with effective radiated power of 4,500 watts (non-directional).

1974

CBV-FM stereo signed on in.

When CBV had its licence renewed, the following rebraodcast transmitters were also renewed (this list may not represent all of CBV's transmitters as some licences may have been renewed on other dates): CBFS Sanmaur, CBFD St-Fabien-de-Panet, CBFU Clova, and CBIM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

1975

CBV received permission to add a transmitter at St-Fabien-de-Panet, on 96.5 MHz with ERP of 832 watts. 

 

1976

When CBV had its licence renewed, the following transmitters were included: CBFQ Lac-Edouard, CBFP Parent, CBFS Sanmaur, CBFU Clova, CBFB Megantic, and CBFD-FM St-Fabien-de-Panet.

CBV received approval to increase power from 5,000 watts full-time to 50,000 watts day and night, with a change of antenna site.

The power increase to 50,000 watts (single directional pattern) went into effect on 
October 27.

 

1985

The CBC received approval January 28 to change the program source for CBV-1 Parent, CBV-2 Lac Edouard and CBV-3 Clova from CBV Quebec City to CBF Montreal, to be received via satellite.

On July 9, the following transmitters were authorized to change frequency: CBV-5-FM Saint-Fabien-de-Panet (96.5 to 93.7 MHz) and CBV-6-FM La Malbaie (92.9 to 99.3 MHz).  

1991

On February 11, CBV was authorized to add a transmitter at Saint-Pamphile, using a frequency of 88.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 840 watts. It would receive its programming from the CBV rebroadcast transmitter at Saint-Fabien-de-Panet. The new transmitter was required because CHGB La Pocatière and its rebroadcaster CHAL Saint-Pamphile had received approval to disaffiliate from Radio-Canada.  

1992

CBV received approval June 19 to decrease effective radiated power for CBV-4-FM Saint-Pamphile from 840 watts to 630 watts, and to increase antenna height.

1995

The CBC announced plans to restore local programming at CBV-FM and at CJBR-FM in Rimouski.

1997

On July 4, CBV was given approval to convert to the FM band, operating on 106.3 MHz with 20,000 watts of effective radiated power. The conversion to FM would correct the reception problems experienced by some CBV listeners, particularly at night. CBV would continue to operate its transmitters CBV-4-FM Saint-Pamphile, CBV-5-FM Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, CBV-6-FM La Malbaie, CBV-7-FM Saint-Georges (Beauce) and CBV-8-FM Thetford Mines.

The Radio-Canada network was renamed "Première Chaîne" on September 1.

Undated

CBV 980 moved to the FM dial. With the move, CBV-FM (stereo) became CBVX.

1999

On April 8, CBV-FM received approval to add at transmitter at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, operating on frequency 96.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 124 watts.  The new transmitter would enable CBV-FM to offer a better quality service in the region located along Route 138, between Montmorency and Beaupré.  

2001

In 2001, CBV-FM operated the following transmitters: CBV-FM-6 La Malbaie, CBV-FM-5 Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, CBV-FM-7 Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, CBV-FM-4 Saint-Pamphile, CBV-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and CBV-FM-8 Thetford Mines. CBV-FM broadcasts approximately 46 hours of local programming each week from Québec.

2009

On May 12 the CRTC renewed CBV-FM's licence. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBV-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, CBV-FM-4 Saint-Pamphile, CBV-FM-5 Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, CBV-FM-6 La Balbaie, CBV-FM-7 Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, and CBV-FM-8 Thetford Mines.

2010

On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBV-FM (and its transmitters) to August 31, 2011.

2011

On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBV-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013.

2012

On November 13, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to amend the licence for CBV-FM Québec in order to relocate the rebroadcasting transmitter CBV-FM-7 Saint-George-de-Beauce. This relocation would result in a class modification from A1 to B1 and increase the average effective radiated power from 84 to 640 watts (non-directional to a directional antenna, with an increase in the maximum ERP from 84 to 2,500 watts, as well as an increase in the effective height of antenna above average terrain from -6.5 to 163.6 meters). The CBC stated that the purpose of this technical change was to improve the French-language service La Première Chaîne.

2013

On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBV-FM Quebec and its transmitters to August 31, 2013.

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBV-FM Québec and its transmitters CBV-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, CBV-FM-4 Saint-Pamphile, CBV-FM-5 Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, CBV-FM-6 La Malbaie, CBV-FM-7 Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, and CBV-FM-8 Thetford Mines for a five year term to August 31, 2018.

The CRTC approved an amendment to the licence for CBV-FM Québec to modify the technical parameters of rebroadcasting transmitter CBV-FM-7 Saint-George-de-Beauce in order to increase the average ERP to 730 watts (maximum ERP to 3,370 watts).

2014

On September 29, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to add an FM transmitter for CBV-FM at Baie-Saint-Paul, operating at 104.9 MHz with average ERP of 833 watts.

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