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City of license Thunder Bay, Ontario
Broadcast area Northwestern Ontario
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 88.3 MHz (FM)
First air date 1973
Format public broadcasting
ERP 23,730 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Quetico Thunder Bay
Former callsigns CBQ (1973-1990)
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC Thunder Bay

CBQT-FM is a Canadian radio station. It is the CBC Radio One station in Thunder Bay, Ontario, broadcasting at 88.3 FM, and serves all of Northwestern Ontario through a network of relay transmitters.



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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

CBC Radio One's Thunder Bay studio

Local programming

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.


Rebroadcasters of CBQT-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Armstrong CBOL 1450 AM 40 watts LP Query
Atikokan CBQI-FM 90.1 2,900 watts A Query
Beardmore CBLE 1240 AM 40 watts LP Query
Big Trout Lake CFTL-FM 100.3 63 watts A1 Query
Dryden CBQH-FM 100.9 100,000 watts C 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
Geraldton CBLG-FM 89.1 11,900 watts B 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
Kenora CBQX-FM 98.7 38,000 watts B Query
Manitouwadge CBEB-FM 89.7 46,400 watts B Query
Marathon CBLM 1090 AM 40 watts LP Query
Mishkeegogamang CBQN-FM 104.5 81 watts A1 Query
Nakina CBLN 1240 AM 40 watts LP Query
Nipigon CBQY-FM 98.9 2,000 watts B Query
Pickle Lake CBQP-FM 105.1 83 watts A1 Query
Pikangikum CBQU-FM 100.3 34 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


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