Nunavut

CBQR-FM (Radio One), Rankin Inlet

, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

1971
CBQR-AM began broadcasting. It was owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

1973
CBQR Rankin Inlet was authorized to change frequency from 1110 kHz to 1160 kHz. Power remained 40 watts.

1987

On March 27, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation received approval to operate  an English-language FM radio station at Kangiqcliniq (Rankin Inlet) on the frequency 105.1 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 87 watts. It would rebroadcast programs of the CBC Northern Radio Service received via satellite and programs from studios located at Kangiqcliniq. The new FM transmitter would replace the existing low-power CBQR-AM Kangiqcliniq. 

CBQR-FM began broadcasting on December 15.

1988
CBQR-FM operated the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBIG-FM Eskimo Point (on air since October 24, 1975), CBIA Gjoa Haven (on air since September 13, 1982), and CBIQ-FM Spence Bay (on air since July 14, 1978).

1995
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.

1997
The CBC Radio network (CBC Radio) was renamed "CBC Radio One" on September 1.

2001
As of 2001, CBQR-FM operated the following transmitters: CBIG-FM Arviat (Eskimo Point), CBIA Gjoa Haven and CBIQ-FM Taloyoak (Spence Bay). CBQR-FM broadcasts approximately 10 hours of local programming each week from Rankin Inlet. Local programming is produced in the English and Inuktituk languages.


2009
On May 12, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBQR and its rebroadcast transmitters: CBIA Gijuo Haven, CBIG-FM Arviat (Eskimo Point) and CBIQ-FM Taloyoak (Spence Bay).

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

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

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

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBQR-FM Rankin Inlet and its transmitters CBIG-FM Arviat (Eskimo Point), CBIQ-FM Taloyoak (Spence Bay) and CBIA Gjoa Haven, for a five year term to August 31, 2018.

                                                     Bill Dulmage - Updated July 2013