CBDQ-FM , Radio One, Labrador City

Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

CBDQ-FM199596.3255Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
CBDQ-AM198414901,000Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Opening Note

CBDQ began broadcasting as a rebroadcast transmitter of CFGB Happy Valley/Goose Bay.


On December 13, CBDQ was authorized to increase night-time power from 250 watts to 1,000 watts, the same as its daytime power.


On November 18, the CBC received approval to delete the authority granted earlier in the year which added CBDQ Labrador City/Wabush to CFGB’s licence. The CRTC also approved a change of program source for CBDQ from programs received entirely from CFGB-FM Happy Valley/Goose Bay to programs received from CFGB-FM Happy Valley/Goose Bay and programs produced locally.


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.

On October 2, CBDQ was authorized to move to the FM band, operating on frequency 96.3 MHz with effective radiated power of 255 watts.  It would continue to receive programs from CFGB-FM but would also air five hours of local programming per week. CBDQ-AM had operated on 1490 kHz with a power
of 1,000 watts day and night.


CBDQ moved to the FM dial as CBDQ-FM on December 1.


As of 2001, CBDQ-FM Labrador City/Wabush rebroadcasts some programming from CFGB and originated approximately 15 hours of local programming each week from Labrador City. 


On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBDQ-FM to August 31, 2011.


On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBDQ-FM to March 1, 2013.


On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBDQ-FM to August 31, 2013.

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBDQ-FM Labrador City for a five year term to August 31, 2018.

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