CBW-FM


CBW-FM

Infobox Radio Station


name = CBW-FM
airdate = December 10, 1962
frequency = 98.3 MHz (FM)
area = Winnipeg, Manitoba
format = public broadcasting
owner = Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
erp =
branding = CBC Radio Two
slogan =
class =
website = [http://cbc.ca/manitoba/ CBC Manitoba]
callsign_meaning = Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Winnipeg
former_callsigns = CFMW-FM (1962-1965)

CBW-FM is the callsign the CBC Radio Two station in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The station broadcasts at 98.3 on the FM dial.

It was the originating station of the jazz program "After Hours" since 1993, but the program aired its final episode on March 16, 2007. "Tonic", a similarly-themed program hosted from Montreal by Katie Malloch on weeknights and from Calgary by Tim Tamashiro on weekends, debuted in its place on March 19.

History

Winnipeg's second FM station launched on December 10, 1962 as a commercial classical music station with the call sign CFMW (Radio Fine Music Winnipeg). At the time it had the strongest FM signal in all of Canada at 354,000 watts, giving it a range of 200 miles. [cite news | title = Strongest FM Station Goes On Air Tonight| publisher = Winnipeg Free Press | page = 8 | date = December 10, 1962] it broadcast from a studio building at 4051 Pembina Hwy. in St. Norbert, Manitoba, although some programming came from CFAM Altona [cite news | title = New FM Radio Station Goes On The Air Dec. 3 | publisher = Winnipeg Free Press | page = 4| date = November 2, 1962]

The CBC subsequently purchased the station in 1965. [cite news | title = CBC Seeking CFMW | page = 30 | publisher = Winnipeg Free Press, CP newswire | date = March 15, 1965]

CBW-FM joined the CBC Stereo network at its start on November 3, 1975. [cite news| title = World's longest FM network goes into operation across Canada | publisher = Winnipeg Free Press | page = 8 | date = November 4, 1975]

See also CBW.

Rebroadcasters

CBW-FM has one rebroadcast transmitter, CBWS-FM 92.7 in Brandon.

References

External links

*RecnetCanada|CBW-FM


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