CBZF-FM

CBZF-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 99.5 MHz from Fredericton, New Brunswick and is the local Radio One station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

CBC Radio programming first aired in Fredericton on private affiliate CFNB.

CBC's own station launched on March 4, 1964 as CBZ at 970 AM. Provincial Premier Louis Robichaud and Don Messer's troupe were on hand for the opening ceremonies which originated from the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel.[1]

In 2004, CBZ moved to the FM band on 99.5 MHz.[2] The call sign was changed to CBZF-FM as CBZ-FM was already used by the Radio 2 sister station.

CBZF currently produces a local morning news and current-affairs program, Information Morning, which airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on CBZF. CBZF also produces news & weather updates which are heard throughout the province weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Information Morning is also simulcasted via CBAT-DT to the entire province. The program is called New Brunswick First and airs Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on CBAT. CBAT is the only CBC-owned and operated affiliate that produces this kind of simulcast. CBZF also produces the provincial afternoon show Shift, which airs between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.

CBAN-FM previously used the CBAM call sign until 2003, when it converted to FM. That call sign now belongs to CBAM-FM in Moncton, which adopted it after CBA moved to FM in 2007.

On September 1, 2017, the CBC applied to convert CBAX 600 to 95.5 MHz. The new callsign will be CBZF-FM-1.[3] CBAX is currently the last low-power AM transmitter to rebroadcast CBZF-FM and also the last low-power CBC AM transmitter in the province. The CRTC approved the CBC's application to move CBAX to 95.5 FM on November 3, 2017.[4]