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City of license Whitehorse, Yukon
Broadcast area Yukon
Branding CBC Radio One
CBC North
Frequency 570 KHz (AM)
First air date 1951
Format public broadcasting
ERP 5,000 watts (day), 1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Callsign meaning Canada's Finest WhiteHorse
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC North

CFWH is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 570 AM in Whitehorse, Yukon. The station broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network known as CBC North. CFWH's sister television station is CFWH-TV.



CFWH was launched in 1951 as a local community station on AM 1340. On November 10, 1958 it was taken over by the CBC as the first station of the newly formed CBC Northern Radio Service. CFWH received CBC news and topical programs by picking up CBX 1010 (later 740) Edmonton 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 1960, the frequency was changed to 1240 and then to 570 in 1964.

On May 21, 2009, the CBC applied to the CRTC to convert CFWH from the AM dial to the FM dial on the frequency 94.5 MHz. The station received approval on October 27, 2009. [1]

Local programming

CFWH produces all of CBC Radio's local programs in the Yukon, including A New Day on weekday mornings, the noon-hour program Lunch Break, The Afternoon Show in the afternoons, and The Weekender on weekend mornings.

The station also produces Rencontres, a weekly French language program for the Franco-Yukonnais community which airs in the network's Saturday afternoon block for local cultural programming. Although Whitehorse itself is served by a rebroadcaster of the Première Chaîne station from Vancouver, that network does not originate any French programming in the Yukon.


CFWH has the following rebroadcasters:

Rebroadcasters of CFWH
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Beaver Creek CBDM 690 AM 40 watts LP Query
Carmacks CBQF 990 AM 40 watts LP Query
Dawson City CBDN 560 AM watts Query 93-725
Destruction Bay/Burwash Landing CBDL-FM 105.1 FM 96 watts A Query 91-200
Faro CBQK-FM 105.1 FM 87 watts A1 Query 87-610
Haines Junction CBDF-FM 103.5 FM 90 watts A1 Query 92-180
Mayo CBDC 1230 AM 40 watts LP Query
Ross River CBQJ 990 AM 40 watts LP Query
Swift River CBDX 970 AM 40 watts LP Query
Teslin CBDK 940 AM 40 watts LP Query
Watson Lake CBDB 990 AM 40 watts LP Query
Atlin, British Columbia CBUA-FM 90.1 FM 14 watts LP Query 86-82

Community-owned rebroadcasters

The following rebroadcasters are not owned by the CBC itself, but by independent community groups.

City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Ferry Hill VF2259 106.1 FM 549 watts B Query 94-85
Horse Camp Hill VF2211 93.3 FM 188 watts B Query 92-811
Keno City VF???? 105.1 FM watts Query
Pelly Crossing VF2041 100.1 FM 24 watts LP Query 94-805
Stewart Crossing VF2048 100.9 FM 50 watts LP Query 87-612


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