CBV-AM (Premiere Chain), Québec City, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
On September 29, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission opened 1,000 watt CRCK. Programming was in English and French.
In November, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was formed, replacing the CRBC. The CBC took over the operation of CRCK and the call sign was changed to CBV in early 1937.
On March 29, CBV moved from 950 to 980 kHz. Power was 1,000 watts.
The CBC commenced construction of its new studios in the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City. Studios and offices were now in the Chateau Fontenac.
CBC Quebec Regional Network: CBF, CBV, CBJ.
M. Valiquette was CBV's manager.
Studios were located at Palais Montcalm, transmitter at Charlesbourg.
By 1957, CBV 980 had increased power to 5,000 watts (DA-1). The transmitter and two 260 foot towers were located near St. Jean Chrysostome in Levis County.
CBV was authorized to add a transmitter at CBV at Iles-de-la-Madeleine, operating on the FM frequency of 93.5 MHz with effective radiated power of 4,500 watts (non-directional).
CBV-FM stereo signed on in.
When CBV had its licence renewed, the following rebraodcast transmitters were also renewed (this list may not represent all of CBV's transmitters as some licences may have been renewed on other dates): CBFS Sanmaur, CBFD St-Fabien-de-Panet, CBFU Clova, and CBIM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine.
CBV received permission to add a transmitter at St-Fabien-de-Panet, on 96.5 MHz with ERP of 832 watts.
When CBV had its licence renewed, the following transmitters were included: CBFQ Lac-Edouard, CBFP Parent, CBFS Sanmaur, CBFU Clova, CBFB Megantic, and CBFD-FM St-Fabien-de-Panet.
CBV received approval to increase power from 5,000 watts full-time to 50,000 watts day and night, with a change of antenna site.
The power increase to 50,000 watts (single directional pattern) went into effect on
The CBC received approval January 28 to change the program source for CBV-1 Parent, CBV-2 Lac Edouard and CBV-3 Clova from CBV Quebec City to CBF Montreal, to be received via satellite.
On July 9, the following transmitters were authorized to change frequency: CBV-5-FM Saint-Fabien-de-Panet (96.5 to 93.7 MHz) and CBV-6-FM La Malbaie (92.9 to 99.3 MHz).
On February 11, CBV was authorized to add a transmitter at Saint-Pamphile, using a frequency of 88.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 840 watts. It would receive its programming from the CBV rebroadcast transmitter at Saint-Fabien-de-Panet. The new transmitter was required because CHGB La Pocatière and its rebroadcaster CHAL Saint-Pamphile had received approval to disaffiliate from Radio-Canada.
CBV received approval June 19 to decrease effective radiated power for CBV-4-FM Saint-Pamphile from 840 watts to 630 watts, and to increase antenna height.
The CBC announced plans to restore local programming at CBV-FM and at CJBR-FM in Rimouski.
On July 4, CBV was given approval to convert to the FM band, operating on 106.3 MHz with 20,000 watts of effective radiated power. The conversion to FM would correct the reception problems experienced by some CBV listeners, particularly at night. CBV would continue to operate its transmitters CBV-4-FM Saint-Pamphile, CBV-5-FM Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, CBV-6-FM La Malbaie, CBV-7-FM Saint-Georges (Beauce) and CBV-8-FM Thetford Mines.
The Radio-Canada network was renamed "Première Chaîne" on September 1.
CBV 980 moved to the FM dial. With the move, CBV-FM (stereo) became CBVX.
On April 8, CBV-FM received approval to add at transmitter at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, operating on frequency 96.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 124 watts. The new transmitter would enable CBV-FM to offer a better quality service in the region located along Route 138, between Montmorency and Beaupré.
In 2001, CBV-FM operated the following transmitters: CBV-FM-6 La Malbaie, CBV-FM-5 Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, CBV-FM-7 Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, CBV-FM-4 Saint-Pamphile, CBV-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and CBV-FM-8 Thetford Mines. CBV-FM broadcasts approximately 46 hours of local programming each week from Québec.
On May 12 the CRTC renewed CBV-FM's licence. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBV-FM-1 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, CBV-FM-4 Saint-Pamphile, CBV-FM-5 Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, CBV-FM-6 La Balbaie, CBV-FM-7 Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, and CBV-FM-8 Thetford Mines.
Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated December, 2009
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