CFGB-FM, Radio One, Happy Valley / Goose Bay
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
|Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
|Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFGB began broadcasting on February 23. The staion was owned by the CBC. The GB in the all letters: Goose Bay.
CFGB was operating on a frequency of 1340 kHz with a fulltime power of 1,000 watts.
When CFGB had its licence renewed, it operated rebroadcast transmitters CBNN Hopedale and CBDQ Wabush.
CFGB received approval for a transmitter at Nain, broadcasting on 740 kHz with power of 40 watts.
On January 27, the CRTC approved the application for a broadcasting licence for an English-language FM radio station at Fox Harbour on the frequency 101.7 MHz, channel 269, with an effective radiated power of 317 watts to rebroadcast the programs of CFGB Goose Bay. The licence would expire September 30, 1986. This term would enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence at the same time as that of CFGB Goose Bay.On July 10, CFGB was authorized to add an FM transmitter at Hopedale on the frequency 91.1 MHz, with effective radiated power of 93 watts. The new transmitter would replace theexisting CBNN-AM.
On May 16, the CBC received approval to amend the broadcasting licence of (CFGB-FM 89.5 MHz) Happy Valley/Goose Bay by permitting the reception of programs from studios located in Goose Bay. It was noted that the programming broadcast by CFGB-FM would be the same as that broadcast by CFGB-AM (1340 kHz), the former originating station which had ceased operation. CFGB-FM would continue to provide CBC AM radio network programming, supplemented by local newscasts, the program “Information Morning” which was co-hosted in Goose Bay and Labrador City and other local contributions to regional network presentations.
On March 30, CFGB-FM received permission to add an FM transmitter at Churchill Falls on 91.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 98 watts. It would replace the existing CBQA-AM.
On June 8, the CBC received approval to change the program source for CKZN shortwave (located at St. John’s) from programs received part-time from CFGB-FM Happy Valley/Goose Bay and part-time from CBN St. John’s, to programs received entirely from CFGB-FM Happy Valley/Goose Bay. CKZN St. John’s would become a full-time rebroadcaster of CFGB-FM.
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
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, CFGB received approval for a transmitter at Labrador City/Wabush on the frequency 96.3 MHz with effective radiated power of 255 watts. The new transmitter would replace CBDQ-AM. It would continue to receive programs from CFGB-FM but would also air five hours of local programming per week.
As of 2001, CFGB operated the following transmitters: CBNK Cartwright, CBQA-FM Churchill Falls, CBGF-FM Fox Harbour, CBNN-FM Hopedale, CBNI-FM Makkovik, CBNZ Nain, CBNP-FM Port Hope Simpson, CBND-FM Postville, and CKZN (shortwave) St. John’s. CFGB-FM broadcasts approximately 15 hours of local programming each week from Goose Bay. CBDQ-FM Labrador City/Wabush also rebroadcasts some programming from CFGB and originates approximately 15 hours of local programming each week from Labrador City.
On May 12 the CRTC renewed CFGB-FM’s licence. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CKZN-SW St. John’s, CBNK Cartwright, CBNZ Nain, CBGF-FM Fox Harbour, CBND-FM Potsville, CBNI-FM Makkovik, CBNN-FM Hopedale, CBNP-FM Port Hope Simpson and CBQA-FM Churchill Falls.
On August 9, the CRTC administatively renewed the licence of CFGB-FM (and its transmitters) to August 31, 2011.
On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CFGB-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013.
On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CFBG-FM Goose Bay and its transmitters to August 31, 2013.
On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CFGB-FM Goose Bay and its transmitters CBGF-FM Fox Harbour, CBND-FM Postville, CBNI-FM Makkovik, CBNN-FM Hopedale, CBNP-FM Port Hope Simpson, CBQA-FM Churchill Falls, CBNK Cartwright, CBNZ Nain and CKZN-SW St. John’s, for a five year term to August 31, 2018.
On October 16, the CRTC approved the CBC’s application to amend the licence for CFGB-FM Goose Bay to operate a low-power FM transmitter at Cartwright to replace the existing AM transmitter CBNK. The new transmitter would operate at 93.9 MHz (channel 230LP) with an average effective radiated power of 50 watts.
On October 20, the CRTC approved the CBC’s application to change the authorized contours of CFGB-FM-1 Cartwright by increasing ERP from 50 to 130 watts and by decreasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain.
On September 7, the CRTC approved the CBC’s application to amend the licence for CFGB-FM in order to operate a low-power FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Nain, to replace the existing AM transmitter CBNZ Nain. The new transmitter would operate at 95.1 MHz (channel 236LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height above average terrain of -23.3 metres).
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