Québec, Québec/Chaudière-Apalaches Quebec/Chaudiere-Apalaches

CBVX-FM (Espace musique), Québec City

, Société Radio-Canada

1974
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened CBV-FM on September 12, to offer Radio-Canada’s FM stereo programming in the Quebec City area. It rebroadcast the programming of CBF-FM in Montreal.

1980
By this time, CBV-FM operated on a frequency of 95.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts.

1995
On August 17, CBV-FM was issued a separate licence, allowing it to offer local programming consisting of weather reports and a cultural events billboard. All other programming would continue to originate with CBF-FM Montreal.

1997
CBV-FM received approval on June 9 to relocate the transmitter site from Île d'Orléans to Mont Bélair. Effective radiated power would be decreased 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 Radio-Canada FM stereo network became known as La Chaîne culturelle on September 1.

1997-98
CBV-AM (mono service) moved to the FM dial, becoming CBV-FM. The existing CBV-FM (stereo service) became CBVX-FM.

1999
On May 28, CBVX-FM received approval to add a transmitter at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in order to offer a better quality service in the region located along Route 138 between Montmorency and Beaupré. The new transmitter would operate on the frequency 89.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 124 watts.

CBVX-FM-1 Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre began broadcasting on November 10.

2001
By this time, CBVX-FM operated one rebraodcast transmitter: CBVX-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and broadcast approximately 20 minutes of local arts billboard programming each week from Québec City.

2002
On April 30, CBVX-FM received permission to add transmitters at La Malbaie and Baie-Saint-Paul. The La Malbaie transmitter would broadcast on 91.5 MHz with effective radiated power of 960 watts while the Baie-Saint-Paul transmitter would operated on a frequency of 88.9 MHz with ERP of 350 watts.

2003
CBVX-FM received approval on February 14 to relocate the transmitter for CBVX-FM Baie Saint-Paul, to the CKRT-TV-1 site, and to increase its effective radiated power from 350 watts to 530 watts.

CBVX-FM-2 La Malbaie and CBVX-FM-3 Baie-St-Paul began operations on July 4.

2004
La chaîne culturelle was renamed Espace musique in September.

2009
On May 12 the CRTC renewed CBVX-FM's licence. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBVX-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, CBVX-FM-2 La Malbaie and CBVX-FM-3 Baie-Saint-Paul.

2010
On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBVX-FM (and its transmitters) to August 31, 2011.

2011
On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBVX-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013.

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

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBVX-FM Québec and its transmitters CBVX-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, CBVX-FM-2 La Malbaie and CBVX-FM-3 Baie-Saint-Paul, for a five year term, to August 31, 2018. The Commission considered that it was appropriate to impose conditions of licence on Espace Musique 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 Espace Musique was for a three-year trial period from September 1, 2013 until August 31, 2016.

                                                  Bill Dulmage - Updated July 2013