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City of license Edmonton, Alberta
Broadcast area Northern Alberta
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 740 KHz (AM)
First air date 1948
Format public broadcasting
ERP 50,000 watts
Class B
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations CBX-FM, CHFA, CBCX-FM, CBXT, CBXFT
Website CBC Edmonton

CBX is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 740 AM in Edmonton, Alberta. It broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network.



The station was originally launched in 1948, serving both Edmonton and Calgary from a single 50,000 watt transmitter site at Lacombe on AM 1010. Prior to its launch, CBC Radio programming aired in Edmonton on private affiliate CFRN 1260. In 1953, with signal reception in the city deteriorating, the rebroadcaster CBXA was launched on 740.

In 1964, the CBC launched separate radio services in Edmonton and Calgary. CBX's 1010 frequency was reassigned to Calgary and used by CBR. CBX's transmitter was relocated closer to Edmonton and was assigned CBXA's frequency of 740. The rebroadcaster CBXA was no longer needed and thus was decommissioned.

On March 16, 2006, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved the station's application to add an FM transmitter at 93.9 MHz in Edmonton to simulcast the AM programming. [1] This relay, CBX-2-FM, officially began April 20, 2007.

Local programming

Local programs produced by CBC Edmonton and aired on CBX include Edmonton AM, and Radio Active. CBX also produces half-hourly news bulletins between 5:30 AM and 6:00 PM each weekday. Provincial or national news bulletins air on CBX outside of those hours. The World Report and The World This Hour also airs at the top of each hour during Edmonton AM and Radio Active, respectively.

CBC Edmonton also produces two music shows for the entire CBC radio networks: Saturday Night Blues and Canada Live air nationally on CBC Radio One/Sirius 137, and CBC Radio 2, respectively.

The last few BBM radio ratings measurements have shown CBX steadily climbing in audience share in Edmonton. As of the Spring 2009 BBM measurement, CBX is the second-most listened to radio-station in Edmonton, behind news-talk radio station 630/CHED. Edmonton AM also ranks 2nd in the morning, while Radio Active ranks #4 amongst the afternoon radio drive-time shows.[2]

  • Edmonton AM (Weekdays 5:30 AM - 8:37 AM)
    • Ron Wilson
    • Carol Amadeo (Local news)
    • Mark Harvey (Weather & Traffic)
    • John Hancock (Sports)
  • Radio Active (Weekdays 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
    • Peter Brown
    • Mark Scholz (Substitute host)
    • Don Bell (Local news)
    • Rod Kurtz (Traffic & Substitute host)
    • Stephanie Armstrong (Meteorologist)
    • Mark Connolly (Sports)
  • CBC Edmonton news radio reporters
    • Tim Adams
    • Mackenzie Grisdale
    • Gareth Hampshire
    • James Hees
    • Jermaine Hylton
    • Janice Johnston
    • Adrienne Lamb
    • Lydia Neufeld
    • Larissa Kozun
  • Saturday Night Blues (Saturdays 10:00 PM, nationwide)
    • Holger Petersen
  • Canada Live (Every night 8:00 PM, nationwide on CBC Radio 2)
    • Jacqueline Janelle


Rebroadcasters of CBX
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet
Bonnyville CBX-1-FM 92.9 Query
Chateh CBXA-FM 103.5 Query
Edmonton CBX-2-FM 93.9 Query
Edson CBXD 1540 AM Query
Fort McMurray CBXN-FM 99.3 Query
Fort Vermilion CBKC 1460 AM Query
Fox Creek CBXV-FM 91.3 Query
Fox Lake CBXK-FM 96.9 Query
Grande Cache CBWI 1450 AM Query
Grande Prairie CBXP-FM 102.5 Query
High Level CBKD 1560 AM Query
Hinton CBXI-FM 88.1 Query
Jasper CBXJ-FM 98.1 Query
Jean d'Or Prairie CBXH-FM 102.5 Query
Manning CBXM-FM 100.5 Query
Peace River CBXG-FM 93.9 Query
Rainbow Lake CBXX 1240 AM Query
Swan Hills CBXS-FM 91.5 Query


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