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City Whitehorse, Yukon
Broadcast area Yukon
Branding CBC Radio One
CBC North
Frequency 94.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1951
Format News/Talk
ERP 6,290 watts (peak)
3,300 watts (average)
HAAT 420.5 metres (1,380 ft)
Class C1
Transmitter coordinates 60°39′34″N 134°53′02″W / 60.6594°N 134.884°W / 60.6594; -134.884
Call sign meaning Canada's Finest WhiteHorse
Former frequencies 1340 kHz (AM) (1951-1960)
1240 kHz (1960-1964)
570 kHz (1964-2009)
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations CFWH-TV (Defunct)
Webcast CBC Whitehorse Webcast
Website CBC North

CFWH-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 94.5 FM in Whitehorse, Yukon. The station broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network known as CBC North. Until its 2012 closure, CFWH's sister television station was CFWH-TV.


CFWH was launched in 1951 as a local community station on 1340 kHz. 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 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 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to convert CFWH to 94.5 MHz. The station received approval on October 27, 2009.[1] The FM frequency was launched on June 1, 2009, and the AM frequency was shut down on August 31, 2012.[2]

On September 12, 2012, the CBC received CRTC approval to add a new FM transmitter in Whitehorse to rebroadcast CFWH on 95.3 MHz, due to the area's mountainous terrain causing signal deficiencies in part of the station's broadcast area. The callsign is CFWH-FM-1.[3]

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 Midday Cafe, Airplay 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 community-owned rebroadcaster of the Première station from Vancouver, that network does not originate any French programming in the Yukon.


CFWH has the following rebroadcasters:

Rebroadcasters of CFWH-FM
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 400 watts C Query 93-725
Destruction Bay/Burwash Landing CBDL-FM 105.1 FM 400 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-FM 104.9 FM 50 watts LP Query 2013-225
Ross River CBQJ 990 AM 40 watts LP Query
Teslin CBDK 940 AM 40 watts LP Query
Watson Lake CBDB 990 AM 400 (daytime) watts
165 (nighttime) watts
C Query
Atlin, British Columbia CBUA-FM 90.1 FM 14 watts LP Query 86-82
Whitehorse CFWH-FM-1 95.3 FM 50 watts LP Query 2012-488

CBDN was a radio station which operated from the 1940s to the 1960s as CFYT.[4]

On December 21, 2012, the CBC filed an application to convert CBDC 1230 to 104.9 MHz.[5] The application was approved on May 8, 2013.[6]

The CBC used to operate low-power rebroadcasters CBDD 560 Elsa and CBDX 970 Swift River; these rebroadcasters were deleted at the CBC's request by the CRTC on October 25, 2013.[7]

Community-owned rebroadcasters

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

Rebroadcasters of CFWH-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Ferry Hill VF2259 106.1 FM 976 watts B Query 94-85
Horse Camp Hill VF2211 93.3 FM 1045 watts B Query 92-811
Pelly Crossing VF2041 100.1 FM 24 watts LP Query 94-805
Stewart Crossing VF2048 100.9 FM 50 watts LP Query 87-612

On June 22, 2017, the CRTC approved the application by Noah Gehmair, in his capacity as Manager, Technology Infrastructure, Government of Yukon. The RDU will rebroadcast the signal of CFWH to the community of Mount Jubilee in order to provide Radio One programming to that community. The undertaking will distribute the programming service of CFWH at 103.1 MHz with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 340 watts (maximum ERP of 482 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 271.45 metres).[8] Manager, Technology Infrastructure, Government of Yukon reapplied to operate an FM transmitter at 103.1 MHz in Mount Jubilee on November 13, 2019. [9] The proposed stations' call sign will be CKZV.


  1. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-673". CRTC. October 27, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "CBC North | Events". Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  3. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-488". CRTC. September 12, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "CFYT-AM - History of Canadian Broadcasting". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "201215864". CRTC. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-225". CRTC. May 8, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-566". CRTC. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-214". CRTC. June 22, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-358-1, Manager, Technology Infrastructure, Government of Yukon Mount Jubilee, Yukon Application 2019-1089-4, CRTC, November 13, 2019 - See also: 201910894

External links

  • CBC North
  • CFWH-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
  • Query the REC Canadian station database for CFWH-FM
  • Query the REC Canadian station database for CFWH
  • Query the REC Canadian station database for CBDN

Coordinates: 60°39′34″N 134°53′04″W / 60.65944°N 134.88444°W / 60.65944; -134.88444

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