CBCL 93.5 (CFPL-FM’s original frequency) signed on the air July 5 as a full-time rebroadcaster of CBL 740 Toronto. The transmitter was located near Byron. Antenna height was 707.5’ or 215.6 metres. Effective radiated power was 100,000 watts. All programs on CBCL would originate with CBL-AM Toronto except for 6-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. when programming would come from CBL-FM in Toronto.
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 28, approval was given for the addition of local programming on CBCL. In fact, the CBC had to treat the application like that for a brand new radio station because it was a rebroadcast transmitter of CBLA-FM (formerly CBL-AM). CBCL would now be allowed to broadcast 2 hours and 30 minutes of local programming per broadcast week. This included 10 minutes of local programming each hour between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays. The remainder of the programming would be identical to that of CBLA-FM Toronto.
Studios were opened at 208 Piccadilly Street, Unit 4.
On January 31, CBCL was given permission to reduce effective radiated power from 100,000 to 69,300 watts. The coverage loss in the direction of Toronto resulting from this modification would be covered by CBLA-FM-2 Paris. The reduction was part of the CBC’s plan when CBL 740 became CBLA 99.1 (Toronto). It would reduce power on 93.5 London and change the 93.5 Peterborough frequency to 98.7 in order to allow the drop-in of a new 93.5 station in Toronto (CFXJ-FM).
On May 12 the CRTC renewed the licence of CBCL-FM.
On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBCL-FM to March 1, 2013.
Louis Saint-Cyr was the new Regional Operations Manager at CBC Windsor, responsible for stations at London and Kitchener-Waterloo. The 28-year CBC vet had been with CBC Toronto where he was Supervisor for Post Production at CBC Media Post Production Services. He began in Windsor on September 24.
On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBCL-FM to August 31, 2013.
Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated March, 2013