CBVE-FM

CBVE-FM, Radio One, Québec City

Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CBVE-FM
1976
104.7
100,000
Société Radio-Canada
1976

A CBM Montreal rebroadcast transmitter for Quebec City was approved. It would broadcast on a frequency of 104.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts. The CRTC suggested that AM service continue over CFOM 1340 as well.

1979

CBVE-FM signed on the air in March. It provided the CBC Radio network (most of its programming originated with CBM-AM Montreal) service to the Quebec City rgeion on 104.7 MHz with effective radiated power of 100,000 watts. Studios and offices were located at 700 St. Cyrille Boulevard. CBVE-FM replaced CFOM-AM 1340 which the CBC had acquired a few years earlier.

1994

On August 15, CBVE-FM 104.7 (100,000 watts) was granted a separate licence. CBVE-FM would broadcast programming originating from the CBC Radio (AM) network as well as 19 hours of local programming per week.  The following rebroadcast transmitters would be reomved from the licence of CBM-AM Montreal and added to the new CBVE-FM licence: CBMI-FM Baie-Comeau, CBMS-FM Blanc-Sablon, CBVB-FM Chandler, CBMD Chapais, CBVC-FM Chibougamau, CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, CBMP-FM Chisasibi, CBVA-FM Escuminac, CBMR-FM Fermont, CBVG-FM Gaspé, CBMU-FM Harrington Harbour, CBVM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine, CBMT-FM La Tabatière, CBME La Tuque, CBMO Lac Mégantic, CBMK Lebel-sur-Quévillon, CBMN Malartic, CBVS-FM Mistassini, CBMJ Murdochville, CBVN-FM New Carlisle, CBVR-FM New Richmond, CBMV-FM Old Fort Bay, CBVP-FM Percé, CBVF-FM Port-Daniel, CBMY-FM Rivière-Saint-Paul, CBMA-FM Rouyn-Noranda, CBMX-FM Saint-Augustin-Saguenay, CBMF-FM Saint-Jovite, CBDN Schefferville, CBMM Senneterre, CBSE-FM Sept-Iles, CBMB-FM Sherbrooke, CBMC-FM Thetford Mines, CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivières, CBML Val-d'Or, CBMQ-FM Waskaganish, CBVW-FM Waswanipi and CBMW-FM Wemindji. 

On December 15, CBVE-FM was granted a decrease in effective radiated power for CBVM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine, from 4,500 watts to 4,200 watts.

1995

CBC Radio added overnight programming to its schedule on May 1, with "CBC Radio Overnight". The programming started out on certain CBC stations and was expanded to all of its stations by September. The program aired between 1:00 and 6:00 a.m. (local time) and offered reports from public broadcasters in 25 countries, with Canadian news on the hour. The program service was provided by the World Radio Network in London, England.

CBVE-FM received permission on December 7 to decrease the effective radiated power transmitter CBMS-FM Blanc Sablon from 100 watts to 78 watts.  

1996

On July 31, CBVE-FM was granted authority to decrease effective radiated power for CBMT-FM La Tabatière from 83 watts to 50 watts.

 

1997

On June 4, CBVE-FM was authorized to relocate its transmitter from Île d'Orléans to Mont Bélair, and decrease effective radiated power from 100,000 watts to 24,900 watts.  The changes would provide listeners in the region surrounding the city of Québec, particularly in Sainte-Foy, Sillery and surrounding areas, with a better quality signal.  

The CBC Radio network (CBC Radio) was renamed "CBC Radio One" on September 1.

1998

CBVE-FM received approval February 18 to decrease the effective radiated power of its transmitter CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, from 50,000 watts to 30,000 watts, and to change the frequency from 107.9 MHz to 102.7 MHz.

 

2001

By this time, CBVE-FM Québec operated the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBMI-FM Baie Comeau, CBMS-FM Blanc-Sablon, CBVB-FM Chandler, CBMD Chapais, CBVC-FM Chibougameau, CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, CBMP-FM Chisasibi, CBVA-FM Escuminac, CBMR-FM Fermont, CBVG-FM Gaspé, CBMU-FM Harrington Harbour, CBVM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine, CBMT-FM La Tabatière, CBVE-1 La Tuque, CBMO Lac Mégantic, CBMK Lebel-sur-Quévillon, CBMN Malartic, CBVS-FM Mistassini, CBMJ Murdochville, CBVN-FM New Carlisle, CBVR-FM New Richmond, CBMV-FM Old Fort Bay, CBVP-FM Percé, CBVF-FM Port-Daniel, CBMY-FM Rivière-St-Paul, CBMA-FM Rouyn-Noranda, CBMX-FM St-Augustin-Saguenay, CBMF-FM St-Jovite, CBMH-FM Schefferville, CBMM Senneterre, CBSE-FM Sept-Iles, CBMB-FM Sherbrooke, CBMC-FM Thetford Mines, CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivières, CBML Val d'Or, CBMQ-FM Waskaganish, CBVW-FM Waswanipi, and CBMW-FM Wemindji. CBVE-FM broadcast approximately 25 hours of local programming each week from Québec.

 

2003

On July 2, CBVE-FM received approval to make technical changes to its transmitter CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivières. The frequency would change from 106.9 MHz to 93.9 MHz, making 106.9 available for the use of CBF-FM-10 Sherbrooke so that it could add a transmitter at Magog. CBMZ-FM would also increase effective radiated power from 4,386 watts to 9,300 watts, and relocate the transmitter to a site 1.9 kilometres northeast of the existing site. These changes would restore CBMZ-FM's permanent facilities in Trois-Rivières following the Mont-Carmel tragedy and the subsequent demolition of the Westower in April of 2001. 
 

2008

On September 11, CBVE-FM was authorized to operate a temporary low-power FM mono transmitter at Lac-Megantic. It would broadcast on 104.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts for a period of three months. The CBC indicated the transmitter would rebroadcast CBVE-FM and ensure the continuity of the national Radio One service to Lac-Megantic while the municipality conducts renovations on the site of the low-power AM transmitter CBMO, which was currently unserviceable.
 

2009

On May 12 the CRTC renewed CBVE-FM's licence. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBMD Chapais, CBMJ Murdochville, CBMK Lebel-sur-Quevillon, CBML Val d'Or, CBMM Senneterre, CBMN Malartic, CBMO Lac-Megantic, CBVE-1 La Tuque, CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, CBMA-FM Rouyn, CBMB-FM Sherbrooke, CBMC-FM Thetford Mines, CBMF-FM Saint-Jovite, CBMH-FM Schefferville, CBMI-FM Baie-Comeau, CBMO-FM Lac-Megantic, CBMP-FM Chisasibi (Fort-George), CBMQ-FM Waskaganish, CBMR-FM Fermont, CBMS-FM Blanc Sablon, CBMT-FM La Tabatiere, CBMU-FM Harrington Harbour, CBMV-FM Old Fort Bay, CBMW-FM Wmindji, CBMX-FM Saint-Augustin (Saguenay), CBMY-FM Riviere-Saint-Paul, CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivieres, CBSE-FM Sept-Iles, CBVA-FM Escuminac, CBVB-FM Chandler, CBVC-FM Chibougamau, CBVF-FM Port-Daniel, CBVG-FM Gaspe, CBVM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine, CBVN-FM New Carlisle, CBVP-FM Perce, CBVR-FM New Richmond, CBVS-FM Mistissini (Baie-du-Poste), and CBVW-FM Waswanipi.

2010

It was reported that CBMO 1240 Lac Megantic had been off the air for some time. The future of the transmitter was uncertain.

2011

After 21 years, Tim Belford retired as host of CBC Radio's Quebec AM. His last show was from Quebec City on July 8. 
 

2013

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

On May 8 the CRTC approved the application by the CBC to amend the licence for CBVE-FM Québec in order to operate an FM transmitter in Murdochville to replace the existing AM transmitter CBMJ Murdochville. The CBC also requested authorization to simulcast the programming of CBVE-FM on CBMJ for a period of three months to ensure proper coverage during the transition. The CBC submitted that the existing AM installation had become outdated. The new transmitter would operate at 99.5 MHz (channel 258A) with an effective radiated power of 98 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 367.3 metres). 

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBVE-FM Québec and its transmitters CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, CBMA-FM Rouyn, CBMB-FM Sherbrooke, CBMC-FM Thetford Mines, CBMF-FM Saint-Jovite, CBMH-FM Schefferville, CBMI-FM Baie-Comeau, CBMP-FM Chisasibi (Fort-George), CBMQ-FM Waskaganish, CBMR-FM Fermont, CBMS-FM Blanc Sablon, CBMT-FM La Tabatière, CBMU-FM Harrington Harbour, CBMV-FM Old Fort Bay, CBMW-FM Wemindji, CBMX-FM Saint-Augustin (Saguenay), CBMY-FM Rivière-Saint-Paul, CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivières, CBSE-FM Sept-Îles, CBVA-FM Escuminac, CBVB-FM Chandler, CBVC-FM Chibougamau, CBVF-FM Port-Daniel (Est), CBVG-FM Gaspé, CBVM-FM Îles-de-la-Madeleine, CBVN-FM New Carlisle, CBVP-FM Percé, CBVR-FM New Richmond, CBVS-FM Mistissini (Baie-du-Poste), CBVW-FM Waswanipi, CBMD Chapais, CBMJ Murdochville, CBMK Lebel-sur-Quévillon, CBML Val d'Or, CBMM Senneterre, CBMN Malartic, and CBVE-1 La Tuque, for a five year term to August 31, 2018.

On October 25, the CRTC approved the CBC's application relating to CBVE-FM Québec, by decreasing the average ERP of its transmitter CBVG-FM Gaspé from 2,160 to 1,730 watts (and decreasing the maximum ERP from 4,250 to 2,610 watts) and by decreasing the antenna height. 
 

2014

On November 10, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to reduce ERP for CBMB-FM Sherbrooke from 25,000 to 15,900 watts, to change the antenna polarization and increase EHAAT.
 

2015

On July 3, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to amend the broadcasting licence for CBVE-FM to operate an FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Malartic. The new transmitter would replace the AM transmitters CBMN Malartic and CBML Val-d’Or. It would operate at 101.1 MHz (channel 266B) with an average effective radiated power of 22,800 watts (maximum ERP of 50,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of 189.1 metres).

2016

CBNM Malartic made the flip from 1230 AM to 101.1 FM in January. As a result, CBML 570 Val d’Or was shut down as it had become redundant. On April 19, the CRTC approved the CBC’s application to reduce the power of CBMI 93.7 in Baie-Comeau from 3,000 to 2,400 watts (average & maximum ERP). Antenna height would rise from 91.5 to 95.3 metres (EHAAT).

On June 16, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to add a rebroadcast transmitter at La Tuque for CBVE-FM. The new transmitter would replace the AM transmitter CBVE-1, and operate at 101.9 MHz (channel 270A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 265 watts (maximum ERP of 598 watts) and an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 106.2 metres.

In August, CBVE-1 at 830 AM became CBVE-FM-1 at 101.9 FM.

On September 23, the CRTC approved the CBC’s application to amend the licence for CBVE-FM Québec to change the authorized contours of its rebroadcasting transmitter CBMA-FM Rouyn-Noranda. The licensee requested to relocate its transmitter, change its frequency from 99.9 MHz (channel 260A) to 91.9 MHz (channel 220A), increase the effective radiated power from 1,000 to 2,712 watts and decrease EHAAT from 145 to 110.2 metres. The CBC indicated that these changes would enable it to reduce costs by co-locating the antenna for CBMA-FM with the CBC’s other services in Rouyn-Noranda.

2017

In the spring, the CRTC approved CBVE’s application to increase ERP for CBMQ Waskaganish from 55 to 112 watts and to lower antenna height and relocate the transmitter.

On July 27, the CRTC approved the CBC’s applications to amend the broadcasting licence for CBVE-FM to operate FM transmitters in Lebel-sur-Quévillon (92.7 Mhz with 50 watts ERP) and Senneterre (101.7 with ERP of 115 watts). The new transmitters would replace the low-power AM transmitters CBMK Lebel-sur-Quévillon and CBMM Senneterre.

2018

CBMK-AM Lebel Sur Quevillon and CBMM-AM Senneterre were shut down after moving to FM.

On May 24, the CRTC approved an application by the CBC to change the authorized contours of CBVB-FM Chandler, by changing the class from A1 to A, increasing the ERP from 222 to 470 watts, increasing the EHAAT from -2.1 to 9.83 metres, and correcting the existing coordinates.

On July 27, the CRTC approved the CBC’s applications to change the authorized contours of the following transmitters: CBVR-FM New Richmond would decrease effective radiated power from 1,000 to 730 watts and increase antenna height. CBVP-FM Percé would decrease ERP from 840 to 770 watts and decrease antenna height. CBVF-FM Port-Daniel would increase ERP from 234 to 235 watts and increase antenna height. CBVN-FM New Carlisle would decrease ERP from 800 to 700 watts and decrease antenna height.

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