|City of license||Thunder Bay, Ontario|
|Broadcast area||Northwestern Ontario|
|Branding||CBC Radio One|
|Frequency||88.3 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1973|
|Callsign meaning||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Quetico Thunder Bay|
|Former callsigns||CBQ (1973-1990)|
|Owner||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Website||CBC Thunder Bay|
The station was launched in 1973 on the AM band as CBQ 800. The 800 frequency had been vacated earlier that year by the defunct CJLX. CBQ Radio's inaugural morning broadcast in December 1973 made it the second city in Ontario to get a regional broadcast centre. The call sign CBQ was a last minute choice by station managers since CBL and CBT were already taken. (CBL for Lakehead or CBT for Thunder Bay). Instead the letter Q was chosen for Quetico Provincial Park near Atikokan, which is west of Thunder Bay.
Prior to CBQ's launch, CBC Radio programming aired on private affiliate CFPA 1230.
CBQ moved to the FM band as CBQT-FM in 1990. The CBQ-FM call sign was already in use by the CBC Stereo sister station on 101.7 FM. Some of the relay transmitters for CBQT previously rebroadcast CBL in Toronto.
The station's local programs are The Great Northwest, hosted by Lisa Laco in the morning (5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.) and Voyage North, hosted by Gerald Graham in the afternoon (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).
The CBC Radio studio in Thunder Bay also produces the hourly weekend weather reports for all of Ontario after the hourly news break.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet|
|Armstrong||CBOL||1450 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Beardmore||CBLE||1240 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Big Trout Lake||CFTL-FM||100.3||63 watts||A1||Query|
|Ear Falls||CBOI||690 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Fort Frances||CBQQ-FM||90.5||50,000 watts||B||Query|
|Fort Hope||CBCF-FM||101.5||41 watts||A1||Query|
|Hornepayne||CBLH||1010 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Hudson||CBQW||1340 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Ignace||CBES||690 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Marathon||CBLM||1090 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Nakina||CBLN||1240 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Pickle Lake||CBQP-FM||105.1||83 watts||A1||Query|
|Red Lake||CBEA-FM||90.5||82 watts||A1||Query|
|Sandy Lake||CBQV-FM||101.1||37 watts||A1||Query|
|Savant Lake||CBQL-FM||104.9||78 watts||A1||Query|
|Schreiber||CBLB||1340 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Sioux Lookout||CBLS||1240 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Sioux Narrows||CBQS-FM||95.7||1,300 watts||A||Query|
|Terrace Bay||CBEH||1010 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|White River||CBLW||1010 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|