CIBH-FM

CIBH-FM, The Beach, Parksville

Jim Pattison Group

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CIBH-FM
2006
88.5
2,000
CIBH-FM
2005
88.8
2,000
Island Radio Ltd.
CIBH-FM
2002
88.5
2,000
Central Island Broadcasting Ltd.
CKCI-AM
1973
1350
1,000
Central Island Broadcasting Ltd.
1973

On April 30,  Nanaimo Broadcasting Corp. Ltd. was given approval to operate an AM station at Parksville, operating on 1370 kHz with power of 1,000 watts. The new station would rebroadcast some of the programming of CHUB Nanaimo.

On December 7, CHPQ 1370 signed on the air to serve the Parksville/Qualicum area. The PQ in the call sign: Parksville/Qualicum.

1975

On June 9, Anchor Developments Ltd. was given permission to acquire CHPQ from Nanaimo Broadcasting Corp. Ltd.

 

1986

Benchmark Ventures Inc. purchased CHPQ and CHUB from Nanaimo Broadcasting Corp. Ltd. and Anchor Developments Ltd.

 

1992

By this time, CHPQ was producing 43 hours of local programming per week. All other programming originated with CHUB.

 

1994

Benchmark Ventrues Inc. (CHPQ and CHUB) and Central Island Broadcasting Ltd. (CKEG Nanaimo) amalgamated.

CHUB was given approval to move to the FM dial and CKEG was granted permission to take over CHUB’s 1570 frequency.

1995

CHUB Nanaimo became CKWV-FM with a rebroadcaster (CKWV-FM-1) at Parksville.

On July 31, CHPQ was given approval to move from 1370 to 1350 kHz and to increase power from 1,000 to 10,000 watts. 1350 was CKEG Nanaimo’s old frequency.

CHPQ became CKCI (“CI” for Central Island).

2001

On September 12, CKCI was given approval to move to the FM dial, operating on 88.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 960 watts.

 

2002

After a test period, CKCI-AM became CIBH-FM “The Beach” at 6 a.m., January 14. 
 
The CKCI 1350 signal went silent on February 22 at 3:00 p.m.

2005

On January 19 Central Island Broadcasting Ltd. announced it had changed its corporate name to Island Radio Ltd. to more closely reflect the company’s geographic presence due to expansion north and west on Vancouver Island. 

On November 1, it was announced in a joint press release that Island Radio Ltd. had agreed to sell its six Vancouver Island radio stations (and related assets) to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group pending approval by the CRTC.

2006

On June 27, the Commission approved application by Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Ltd. (the general partner) and Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership, to acquire the assets of CHWF-FM and CKWV-FM Nanaimo, CIBH-FM and CHPQ-FM Parksville, CKLR-FM Courtenay and CJAV-FM Port Alberni, from Island Radio Ltd.  The applicant stated that the value of the transaction was $12.5 million.

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