CBYG-FM, Radio One, Prince George
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Around this time, CBYG 91.5 signed on the air.
On August 2, the CBC was given approval to change the program source for CBYG-FM from CBU-AM Vancouver to programs received part-time from studios in Prince George and part-time from CBU. The Corporation proposed to establish a storefront production bureau in Prince George. The bureau would be staffed by four persons and produce a 3-hour weekday morning program. The following transmitters would rebroadcast the programming offered by CBYG: CBUZ Chetwynd, CBKQ-FM Dawson Creek, CBDA Fort Nelson, CBUO-FM Fort Nelson, CBYJ-FM Fort St. John, CBUW Fort St. John, CBXU Hudson Hope, CBYY-FM Kersley, CBWF Mackenzie, CBXM McBride, CBRQ Quesnel, CBTU-FM Tumbler Ridge, CBKI Valemount, CBYW Wells.
On May 30, the CBC was granted approval to change the program source for the following transmitters from programs received partly from CFPR Prince Rupert and from CBU Vancouver, to programs received partly from CBYG-FM Prince George and from CBU: CBXB-FM Burns Lake, CBXR-FM Fort Fraser, CBUV and CBUV-FM Fort St.James, CBKG Granisle, CBUR-FM Houston, CBTI-FM Moricetown, CBRS-FM Smithers and CBRV-FM Vanderhoof. (The CBC changed the program source for these stations on November 24, 1988 without prior CRTC approval).
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.
On September 1, the CBC Radio network (CBC Radio) was renamed "CBC Radio One".
At this time, CBYG-FM Prince George operated the following transmitters: CBTX-FM Bella Bella, CBYD-FM Bella Coola, CBXB-FM Burns Lake, CBUZ-FM Chetwynd, CBKQ-FM Dawson Creek, CBXR-FM Fort Fraser, CBUO-FM Fort Nelson, CBUV-FM Fort St. James, CBYJ-FM Fort St. John, CBKG Granisle, CBYI-FM Hagensborg, CBUR-FM Houston, CBXU Hudson Hope, CBYY-FM Kersley, CBWF MacKenzie, CBTC-FM McBride, CBTI-FM Moricetown, CBXO-FM Ocean Falls, CBRS-FM Smithers, CBTU-FM Tumbler Ridge, CBTV-FM Valemount, CBRV-FM Vanderhoof, and CBYW Wells/ Barkerville. CBYG-FM broadcast approximately 15 hours and 15 minutes of local programming each week (jointly produced in Prince George and Prince Rupert).
The CRTC renewed the licence for CBYG on May 12. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBKG Granisle, CBWF Mackenzie, CBXU Hudson Hope, CBYW Wells, CBKQ-FM Dawson Creek, CBRS-FM Smithers, CBRV-FM Vanderhoof, CBTC-FM McBride, CBTI-FM Moricetown, CBTU-FM Tumbler Ridge, CBTV-FM Valemount, CBTX-FM Bella Bella, CBUO-FM Fort Nelson, CBUR-FM Houston, CBUV-FM Fort St. James, CBUZ-FM Chetwynd, CBXB-FM Burns Lake, CBXO-FM Ocean Falls, CBXR-FM Fort Fraser, CBYD-FM Bella Coola, CBYI-FM Hagensborg, CBYJ-FM Fort St. John, and CBYY-FM Kersley.
On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBYG-FM (and its transmitters) to August 31, 2011.
On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBYG-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013.
On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBYG Prince George and its transmitters to August 31, 2013.
On May 3, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to amend the technical parameters of CBYG-FM Prince George by changing the antenna's radiation pattern from non-directional to directional, and by decreasing the average effective radiated power from 100,000 to 52,300 watts, as well as the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 331.5 to 329.6 metres. The CBC stated that the amendment would allow it to focus the station's coverage to serve the populated areas rather than the mountains, thereby reducing the consumption of electricity and providing cost savings.
On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBYG-FM Prince George and its transmitters CBKQ-FM Dawson Creek, CBRS-FM Smithers, CBRV-FM Vanderhoof, CBTC-FM McBride, CBTI-FM Moricetown, CBTU-FM Tumbler Ridge, CBTV-FM Valemount, CBTX-FM Bella Bella, CBUO-FM Fort Nelson, CBUR-FM Houston, CBUV-FM Fort St. James, CBUZ-FM Chetwynd, CBXB-FM Burns Lake, CBXO-FM Ocean Falls, CBXR-FM Fort Fraser, CBYD-FM Bella Coola, CBYI-FM Hagensborg, CBYJ-FM Fort St. John, CBYY-FM Kersley, CBKG Granisle, CBWF Mackenzie, CBXU Hudson Hope and CBYW Wells, for a five year term, to August 31, 2018.
On November 16, the CRTC approved the CBC’s application to amend the broadcasting licence for CBYG-FM Prince George, to operate an FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Hudson’s Hope to replace its existing low-power AM transmitter CBXU. The new transmitter would operate at 103.1 MHz (channel 276A1) with an effective radiated power of 124 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -159 metres).
In September, CBXU Hudson’s Hope moved from 940 kHz to become CBYG-FM-2 on 103.1 MHz.
On January 25, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to change the authorized contours of CBKQ-FM Dawson Creek by moving the transmitter site, changing its class from B to A and decreasing the effective radiated power from 1,100 to 816 watts and the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 289.5 to 104.9 metres.
In May, the CBC received CRTC approval to decrease ERP for CBYG from 100,000 to 59,615 watts, and to lower antenna height.