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CityToronto, Ontario
Broadcast areaGreater Toronto Area
BrandingCBC Music
Frequency94.1 MHz (FM)
First air date1946
FormatAdult Album Alternative - Classical music - public broadcasting
ERP38,000 watts
HAAT420.5 meters (1,380 ft)
Call sign meaningCanadian Broadcasting Corporation Great Lakes[1]
OwnerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stationsCJBC, CBLA-FM, CJBC-FM
WebcastListen Live

CBL-FM (94.1 MHz) is the flagship station of the CBC Music network. It is a non-commercial station, licensed to Toronto, Ontario, and is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

CBL-FM's studios and offices are located at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, on Front Street West, while its transmitter is located atop the CN Tower.


CBL-FM was launched in 1946, as an FM simulcast for AM 740 CBL. CBL-FM originally broadcast at 99.1 MHz, but moved to 94.1 in 1966. (The 99.1 frequency was vacant until 1977, when it was assigned to the CKO all-news radio network. CKO ceased operations in 1989, and the frequency was again vacant until it was assigned to CBLA-FM, co-owned with CBL-FM.)

CBL-FM began airing separate programming in 1960, along with the other CBC FM stations, playing mostly classical music, as part of the CBC FM network. Due to budget cuts, CBL-FM returned to simulcasting 740 CBL in 1962, but resumed separate programming again in 1964. The FM network was rebranded CBC Stereo on November 3, 1975, CBC Radio Two in 1997 and CBC Music in 2018, as it shifted away from mostly classical music, to a mix of adult album alternative, classical, jazz and other genres.


Rebroadcasters of CBL-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Huntsville CBL-FM-1 106.9 FM Query 2005-264
Kingston CBBK-FM 92.9 FM Query
London CBBL-FM 100.5 FM Query
Orillia CBL-FM-3 90.7 FM Query 2002-456
Owen Sound CBL-FM-4 97.1 FM Query
Paris CBL-FM-2 90.7 FM Query 99-1
Peterborough CBBP-FM 103.9 FM Query

On February 15, 1979, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to operate a new FM transmitter in Belleville on 94.3 MHz (CBBB-FM) [2] and on May 7, 1979, the CRTC also approved the CBC's application to operate a new FM transmitter in Brockville on 104.9 MHz (CBBA-FM), to rebroadcast the programming originating from CBL-FM Toronto.[3] Neither of these transmitters in Belleville and Brockville were implemented [4] and the frequencies were awarded to other broadcasters.[5][6]


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