CBX-FM

CBX-FM, CBC Music, Edmonton

Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CBX-FM
1978
90.9
100,000
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
1979

CBC Stereo service arrived in Edmonton with the launch of CBX-FM on June 27. CBX-FM broadcast on a frequency of 93.3 MHz.
 

1982

On July 15, CBX-FM was authorized to change frequency from 93.3 MHz to 90.9 MHz.
 

1984

The FM Stereo network went to 24 hour a day operation on February 6.

1997

CBC Stereo became known as CBC Radio Two on September 1.

2001

According to the licence, CBX-FM broadcast approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes of local programming each week,  jointly produced in Edmonton and Calgary. CBX-FM had no rebroadcast transmitters at this time.

2003

In November, CBC Edmonton was scheduled to move to a new, modern digital broadcast facility downtown, bringing all operations (French and English, Radio and TV) under one roof. The old TV facility on 75th Street had 70,000 square feet while the Radio building on 51st Ave. had 48,000 square feet. The new combined 
facility was 38,700 square feet and was located at the Edmonton City Centre on Winston Churchill Square. 

2004

On April 8, CBX-FM received approval to decrease antenna height from 228.8 metres to 193 metres.

2009

On May 12 the CRTC renewed CBX-FM's licence.

2010

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

2011

On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBX-FM to March 1, 2013.

2013

On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBX-FM to August 31, 2013.

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBX-FM Edmonton for a five year term, to August 31, 2018. The Commission considered that it was appropriate to impose conditions of licence on Radio 2 that: permit the broadcast of a maximum of four minutes of national paid advertising, as currently defined by the Commission, in any clock hour; and limit the number of times that programming can be interrupted for advertising to no more than twice per clock hour. The broadcast of advertising by Radio 2 was for a three-year trial period from September 1, 2013 until August 31, 2016.

On December 5, the CRTC gave approval to the CBC to introduce advertising on the Radio 2 and Espace Musique networks. Advertising would be limited to four minutes every hour. The CBC would need to seek permission to continue airing commercials on the two networks after three years.

2016

On August 31, the CRTC denied the CBC’s application to continue commercial advertising on Radio 2 and ICI Musique beyond the initial three-year licence amendment. The CRTC found that CBC had failed to maintain satisfactory investment in radio and failed to meet ad revenue projections.

2017

Radio 2 became CBC Music.

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