On November 20, the CBC was granted a licence for a new FM station at Victoria, operating on 90.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 3,190 watts, with a transmitter at Metchosin/Sooke, on 99.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 38 watts.
Victoria had been the only provincial capital without a CBC radio station that originated programming. The new station offered a three-hour weekday morning show. After 9 a.m. on weekdays, the station carried regional programming produced in Vancouver as well as programs from the CBC Radio One network.
The following rebroadcast transmitters changed their program source from CBU Vancouver to the new Victoria station: CBRY-FM Alert Bay, CBYT-FM Campbell River, CBKO Coal Harbour, CBKJ Gold River, CBTQ-FM Port Alberni, CBUX Port Alice, CBUY-FM Port Hardy, CBUW-FM Powell River, CBKU Sayward, CBXP Tahsis, CBXZ-FM Tofino, CBXQ Ucluelet and CBTW-FM Woss.
CBCV-FM 90.5 (Radio One) signed on the air on September 28 at 6:00 a.m.
On March 2, a decrease in effective radiated power from 3,190 to 3,000 watts was approved for CBCV-FM. Antenna height would be elevated due to the hilly terrain.
At this time, CBCV-FM Victoria operated the following transmitters: CBRY-FM Alert Bay, CBYT-FM Campbell River, CBKO Coal Harbour, CBKJ Gold River, CBCV-FM-1 Metchosin/Sooke, CBTQ-FM Port Alberni, CBUX Port Alice, CBUY-FM Port Hardy, CBUW-FM Powell River, CBKU Sayward, CBXP Tahsis, CBXZ-FM Tofino, CBXQ Ucluelet and CBTW-FM Woss Camp. CBCV-FM broadcast approximately 15 hours and 15 minutes of local programming each week from Victoria.
The CRTC renewed CBCV-FM's licence on May 19. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBCV-FM-1 Mtechosin/Sooke, CBKJ Gold River, CBKO Coal Harbour, CBKU Sayward, CBRY-FM Alert Bay, CBTQ-FM Port Alberni, CBTW-FM Woos Camp, CBUW-FM Powell River, CBUX Port Alice, CBUY-FM Port Hardy, CBXP Tahsis, CBXQ Ucluelet, CBXZ-FM Tofino and CBYT-FM Campbell River.
On November 20, the CRTC approved the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the licence for CBCV-FM in order to operate a low-power FM transmitter at Tahsis. The new transmitter would replace the licensee's AM transmitter CBXP Tahsis. It would operate at 90.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 46.5 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -209.0 metres). The CBC submitted that the change was necessary because the new landlord of the current site for the AM transmitter had advised the licensee that the present lease would not be renewed. It decided to replace its AM transmitter with a new low-power FM transmitter in order to maintain its present Radio One coverage to Tahsis.
On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBCV-FM (and its transmitters) to August 31, 2011.
On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBCV-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013.
CBC Radio One Victoria completed its move from 1025 Pandora Avenue, where it had been since 1998, to the CHEK-TV media centre at 780 Kings Rd. CBC was renting space above CHEK in a building that was designed and built in the 1980s to house CBC but was never occupied by the corporation. The move's occasion was celebrated with an open house in January.
On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBCV-FM Victoria and its transmitters to August 31, 2013.
On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBCV-FM Victoria and its transmitters CBCV-FM-1 Metchosin/Sooke, CBRY-FM Alert Bay, CBTQ-FM Port Alberni, CBTT-FM Tahsis, CBTW-FM Woss Camp, CBUW-FM Powell River, CBUY-FM Port Hardy, CBXZ-FM Tofino, CBYT-FM Campbell River, CBKJ Gold River, CBKO Coal Harbour, CBKU Sayward, CBUX Port Alice and CBXQ Ucluelet, for a five year term, to August 31, 2018.
Bill Dulmage, Gord Lansdell - Updated July 2013
Written by Bill Dulmage - August, 2004