Ontario, Northern Ontario
CBCS-FM (Radio One), Sudbury, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation received approval for an FM station at Sudbury to provide English AM network service. It would operate on a frequency of 97.1 MHz and have an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts. An FM transmitter was also approved for the French AM service. CKSO (English) and CFBR (French) would continue as affiliates of the networks until FM penetration increased in the region. The CBC was warned not to relegate its AM network to the FM band and to use AM frequencies where available, to reach the largest possible audience. The CRTC wanted this done in Sudbury with these newly licenced FM stations to be used in the future for the CBC FM network.
CBSM-FM Sault Ste. Marie opened January 1.
On June 20, Wawa’s CBLJ-FM was opened.
CBCC-FM Hearst, CBOK-FM Kapuskasing and CBCJ-FM Timmins were opened on April 16.
CBCE-FM Little Current began broadcasting on July 9.
On July 11, permission was granted for CBCS-FM to add an FM transmitter at Kirkland Lake, operating on 90.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 2,650 watts.
On the same date, an FM rebroadcaster was also authorized for Elk Lake, on the frequency 89.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 8 watts.
On August 7, CBCS received approval for an FM transmitter at Chapleau on the frequency of 89.9 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 345 watts. It would replace the existing CBLC (AM) transmitter at Chapleau.
CBCG-FM Elk Lake was opened on July 20.
CBCU-FM Chapleau signed on the air March 7.
On December 22, CBCS-FM received authority to add an FM transmitter at Elliot Lake on the frequency 90.3 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 103 watts. It would replace the existing CBEC (AM) transmitter at Elliot Lake.
At licence renewal, the CRTC noted that CBCR-FM Kirkland Lake (licenced in 1984) was still not on the air.
CBEC-FM Elliot Lake signed on February 19.
On January 22, the CRTC approved the application by the CBC for a licence for an FM transmitter at Britt on the frequency 107.7 MHz, channel 299, with an effective radiated power of 21 watts, to rebroadcast the programs of CBCS-FM. The licence would expire August 31, 1994. This term would enable the Commission to consider the renewal of the licence at the same time as that of the originating station, CBCS-FM.
CBEZ-FM Britt was opened on June 14.
CBCS-FM received permission on November 23 to decrease the effective radiated power of its transmitter CBCI-FM Fort Albany from 1,000 watts to 500 watts.
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 May 12, CBCS-FM was authorized to delete the authority for its transmitter CBEZ Britt. The CBC indicated that this transmitter was no longer required since CBEZ-FM Britt currently serves the community.
CBCR-FM Kirkland Lake was launched on March 22.
On October 29, CBCS-FM was authorized to add a transmitter at Haileybury, operating on frequency 102.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 780 watts. The transmitter would replace CJTT New Liskeard, which received approval to disaffiliate from the CBC. The new transmitter would also cover Latchford. As a result, the CBC would cease operation of its low-power AM transmitter CBLQ Latchford no later than twelve months following the successful implementation of the proposed FM transmitter.
On February 1, CBCY-FM Haileybury signed on.
CBCS-FM received permission on July 9 to add transmitter CBCR-FM Kirkland Lake to its licence. The CBC had held a separate licence for CBCR-FM.
The CBC Radio network (CBC Radio) was renamed "CBC Radio One" on September 1.
In September, the CBCS noon-hour show was replaced by a new provincial noon-hour show Ontario Today, hosted by Dave Stephens from CBO in Ottawa. Sherry Drysdale would be the Sudbury correspondent for the show.
On October 27, CBCS-FM received permission to reduce the level of local programming from a minimum of 30 hours each broadcast week to a minimum of 28 hours each broadcast week.