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CBAM-FM
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City of license Moncton, New Brunswick
Broadcast area Eastern New Brunswick
Branding CBC Radio One Moncton
Frequency 106.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1939 (AM)
2008 (FM)
Format News/Talk
ERP 69,500 watts
Class C1
Callsign meaning C B C Atlantic Moncton
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations CBA-FM, CBAT-TV
Website CBC New Brunswick

CBAM-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 106.1 MHz (FM) from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and is the local Radio One station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBAM broadcasts with a power of 69,500 watts.

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History

The station has been on the air since 1939. Originally broadcasting at AM 960, it moved to 1050 and then to 1070 on March 29, 1941 as CBA. The original city of licence was Sackville, the location of the transmitter site. The city of licence was later changed to Moncton in 1968 when the CBA transmitter site moved.

On January 8, 2007, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved the station's proposed move to 106.1 FM. [1] The new CBC FM transmitter signed on in January 2008 and the call sign was changed to CBAM-FM. The engineers were at the 1070 AM transmitter site on Dover Road to say good bye to the old AM signal that signed off for good on April 7, 2008 at about 8:37 a.m. ADT shortly after the 8:30 CBC news with Dave MacDonald. [5] [2] [3]

CBAM was a former callsign of a defunct CBC low-power AM transmitter in Edmunston, New Brunswick.

The original CBA transmitter site at the Tantramar Marshes near Sackville continues to broadcast Radio Canada International around the world on shortwave radio as well as relay broadcasts for several foreign shortwave broadcasters. For the purposes of CRTC licensing, the Sackville complex is now designated under the call letters CKCX. [4]

Local Programming

CBAM-FM currently produces a local news and current-affairs program, Information Morning, which airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8:37 a.m. on CBAM-FM. CBAM-FM also produces a local radiothon every November for the Georges L. Dumont Hospital Foundation with proceeds going to the Tree of Hope Campaign. This radiothon airs only on CBAM-FM.

Staff

Current

    • Dave MacDonald - host, Information Morning
    • Marc Genuist - reporter, CBC News
    • Kate Letterick - reporter, CBC News (formerly with CTV Atlantic)
    • Vanessa Blanch - reporter, CBC News
    • Alison Northcott - reporter, CBC News

Former

    • Jo-Ann Roberts - co-host of Information Morning (currently at CBCV-FM Victoria)
    • Brent Taylor - co-host of Information Morning (now retired)
    • Rhonda Whittaker - host of Information Morning

Rebroadcasters

CBAM-FM (formerly CBA) has the following rebroadcasters:

Rebroadcasters of CBAM-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet
Neguac-Allardville CBAA-FM 97.9 Query
Campbellton CBAE-FM 90.5 Query

References

  1. ^ [1] CRTC Decisions 2007-01-08
  2. ^ [2] NorthEast Radio Watch 2008-03-24
  3. ^ [3] NorthEast Radio Watch 2008-04-07
  4. ^ [4] CRTC Decision CRTC 2001-518 2001-08-24

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