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CFGB-FM
CBCRadioOne.svg
City of license Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Broadcast area Labrador
Branding CBC Radio One Labrador
Frequency 89.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1953
Format news/talk
ERP 4,500 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning Canadian Forces Goose Bay
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

CFGB-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 89.5 MHz (FM) from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and is the local Radio One station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A shortwave relay, CKZN rebroadcasts CFGB's signal to remote areas of Labrador.

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History

The station was launched in 1953 on AM 1340 using the call sign CFGB. It was originally operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was taken over by the CBC on February 23, 1959 and became part of the CBC Northern Radio Service. The station received CBC news and topical programs by picking up CBA 1070 Sackville, New Brunswick and relaying the broadcast. Tapes recorded in Montreal, Quebec were also flown in on regular airline flights. Eventually the station was linked into the primary CBC network feed.

In 1985, CFGB moved to 89.5 on the FM band. The call sign then changed to CFGB-FM.

Local programming

CFGB produces its own local morning show, Labrador Morning with hosts Don Lockhart and Cindy Wall. CBDQ Labrador City also contributes reports. The station otherwise broadcasts programming from CBN in St. John's during the network's local programming blocks.

Transmitters

Rebroadcasters of CFGB-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet
Cartwright CBNK 570 AM Query
Churchill Falls [1] CBQA-FM 91.1 Query
Fox Harbour [2] CBGF-FM 101.7 Query
Hopedale [3] CBNN-FM 91.1 Query
Makkovik CBNI-FM 103.5 Query
Nain CBNZ 740 AM Query
Port Hope Simpson CBNP-FM 105.1 Query
Postville CBND-FM 105.1 Query
Labrador City/Wabush [4] CBDQ-FM 96.3 Query
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Shortwave relay

In 1989, a shortwave relay of CBN St. John's with the call sign CKZN operating on 6160 kHz (in the 49m band) was granted authority to rebroadcast CFGB part-time as well as CBN. In 1994, CKZN became a full-time rebroadcaster of CFGB.

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