CBC Music (CBL-FM) broadcast on frequency 94.1 FM in Toronto. This channel belongs to the CBC Music network, operated the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBL shifted away from mostly classical music to Adult Contemporary format, in 2018. The station first signed on the air on October 7, 1946.

Slogan: "Canada's National Music Network Everywhere Music Takes You Canada Lives Here"

Language: English.

Format: Public.

First air date: October 7, 1946

Call sign: CBL-FM

Owner: CBC Music


Shows

  • Afterdark with Odario Williams Afterdark with Odario Williams
  • Nightstream Nightstream
  • About Time with Tom Allen About Time with Tom Allen
  • Backstage with Ben Heppner Backstage with Ben Heppner
  • C’est formidable! C’est formidable!
  • Weekend Mornings on CBC Music Weekend Mornings on CBC Music
  • This Is My Music with Tom Allen This Is My Music with Tom Allen
  • Centre Stage with Katherine Duncan Centre Stage with Katherine Duncan
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with Ben Heppner Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with Ben Heppner
  • Saturday Night Blues with Holger Petersen Saturday Night Blues with Holger Petersen
  • Reclaimed with Jarrett Martineau Reclaimed with Jarrett Martineau
  • Saturday Night Jazz Saturday Night Jazz
  • Mornings with Saroja Coelho Mornings with Saroja Coelho
  • Tempo with Julie Nesrallah Tempo with Julie Nesrallah
  • Marvin's Room with A. Harmony Marvin's Room with A. Harmony
  • The Block with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe The Block with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe
  • CBC Music Top 20 with Grant Lawrence CBC Music Top 20 with Grant Lawrence
  • Drive with Rich Terfry Drive with Rich Terfry
  • Frequencies with Errol Nazareth Frequencies with Errol Nazareth

Hosts

  • Odario Williams Odario Williams Odario Williams is a Guyanese-born entertainer, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Today Odario resides in Toronto and is the lead vocalist for the award-winning hip-hop collective Grand Analog. His rap career began while studying creative writing, theatre and film at the University of Winnipeg. He always considered Winnipeg, where he honed his craft, to be a hotbed for creativity & self-expression. As an entertainer, Odario wears many hats, describing himself mainly as a storyteller (he's also been titled a “modern day renaissance man”). Aside from being an actor, songwriter, producer, teacher, journalist and poet, Odario is no stranger to the CBC airwaves as a broadcaster. Over the last decade he has been a regular host on Radio 3. He's also guest-hosted The Signal, CBC Music Top 20 and the Weekend Morning show. Odario is currently the host of Afterdark on CBC Music.
  • Tom Allen Tom Allen Tom Allen is a passionate music lover, storyteller, accomplished trombonist, writer and broadcaster and brings a wealth of knowledge to CBC Music. He is thrilled to be entering his 4th decade at CBC with a new show, About Time.
  • Ben Heppner Ben Heppner Ben Heppner is renowned worldwide for his portrayals in the dramatic tenor repertoire. His illustrious career has taken him to opera stages and concert halls around the world. He is acclaimed for the beauty of his voice, incisive musicianship, and his generosity with his audience. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world's leading orchestras, in the most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards in his demanding repertoire.
  • Florence K Florence K Explore the freshest hits that make Quebec dance and sing with Florence K on C’EST FORMIDABLE! You'll hear beautiful songs from Franco-Canadian communities, classics from the past and brand-new music from francophone countries all over the world. Since the release of her debut album 2005, Florence K has continually earned accolades for her wide-ranging musical approach. Free-spirited, open-minded, Florence sings in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French with ease, and to date has released five albums to acclaim, including her latest, Estrellas. On Estrellas, Florence offers a more contemporary sound than her fans have been used to, with rhythms inspired by the music of Cuba. Surrounded by Cuban collaborators, she instills her signature authenticity and integrity into this project. Estrellas is also the inaugural album of Florence K’s own eponymous label.
  • Daniel Greaves Daniel Greaves Daniel Greaves
  • Damhnait Doyle Damhnait Doyle Join hosts Damhnait Doyle (Sunday) for tunes to make you move, stories to make you chuckle and artist insights to make you think. Weekend Morning features an eclectic mix from adult alternative to soul to folk and beyond, both from the familiar artists you know and the up and comers you want to know more about. It's the perfect place to meet your next favourite band, hear your new favourite song and enjoy your favourite part of the week the weekend.
  • Katherine Duncan Katherine Duncan A classically-trained musician, singer in Calgary's Spiritus Chamber Choir, and lover of books, food, wine and travel, Katherine Duncan shares her passion for music with CBC listeners as host and producer of CBC Music's CHORAL CONCERT. Following up six years as host of the award-winning classical music news show In Tune, Duncan presents classical masterworks on the CBC Music program CENTRE STAGE. Katherine is proud to serve as Jury Foreperson for the Polaris Music Prize.
  • Holger Petersen Holger Petersen Holger Petersen is the host of SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES, airing every Saturday at 9 p.m. (10:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio One and from 6 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC Music. Holger is a member of the Order of Canada and has two Honorary Doctorates for his contributions to Canadian Culture. He has published two books on blues and roots music and has received a 'Keeping The Blue Alive Award' from the Blues Foundation in Memphis. As a record producer, he has worked with dozens of artists including Jeff Healey, Long John Baldry, Ian Tyson, Maria Muldaur, Ronnie Earl, Rory Block, Jay McShann and Eric Bibb.
  • Jarrett Martineau Jarrett Martineau Jarrett Martineau has worked extensively at the intersections of music art, media, technology, and social movements for more than a decade. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria, and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and CUNY's Center for Place, Culture and Politics in New York. His research explores the role of art and creativity in advancing Indigenous resurgence and decolonization.
  • Laila Biali Laila Biali Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported Sting. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs.
  • Saroja Coelho Saroja Coelho Saroja Coelho is an award-winning broadcaster from Toronto, who hosts music and current events programs on CBC Radio. She began as music intern with Global Village and then moved to Seoul, South Korea, where she was a reporter for The World at Six and Dispatches (CBC Radio One). In 2006, she relocated to Berlin, Germany where she was an eastern and central European correspondent covering Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary. Her documentaries were aired on CBC, BBC, NPR and Deutsche Welle, covering everything from music and culture to migration and climate change. In 2012, Saroja became the host of Living Planet, an international radio show on climate and environmental issues produced by Deutsche Welle. She took a hiatus in 2015 in order to participate in the Paris Climate Summit, returning to broadcasting the following year as the new host of Breakaway, CBC’s drive-home show for the province of Quebec. After more than a decade away, she finally returned to Toronto in 2018 where she has guest hosted Mornings, q, As It Happens, Here and Now, Ontario Morning and Day 6.
  • Julie Nesrallah Julie Nesrallah Host of CBC Music’s classical music program TEMPO, Julie Nesrallah is an acclaimed mezzo-soprano regularly engaged by opera companies, symphonies and festivals around the world. In 2011, Miss Nesrallah sang for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge during Canada Day festivities in a performance that was viewed by millions of people around the world. She has also performed for Queen Noor of Jordan and is a 2013 recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.
  • Rich Terfry Rich Terfry Rich Terfry, host of CBC Music Drive is from Mt. Uniacke, Nova Scotia. He has worked as a gas station attendant, a night watchman, a towel-boy at a luxury resort and holds a bachelor's degree with a major in biology. He has lived in Halifax, Montreal, New York, London and Paris and now sleeps on a cot in the CBC Music studio. His interest include - but are not limited to - cinema, pets, invention, baseball and stories of dumb criminals.
  • A. Harmony A. Harmony A. Harmony is the interim host of MARVIN'S ROOM on CBC Music and a frequent commentator on the q This music panel on CBC Radio One. She is a music journalist and critic whose bylines include Exclaim! Magazine, A.Side, Bustle and CBC. She also did voice-over work for the 2019 NBA Finals. When not on the air, Harmony is heavily involved in Canada’s music scene, both on stage and behind it. She studied Arts Management at the Harris Institute for the Arts and went on to work in many areas of the music industry from music publishing to the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. She sits on multiple industry juries including FACTOR and the Polaris Music Prize. Rumour has it she also raps well.
  • Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe Angeline has a voice that resonates and carries, signalling her arrival well before you see her. Her humorous spirit has the ability to transcend, it can be felt through sound alone. She is a perfect match for radio, a medium she has been loyal to for almost 20 years.
  • Grant Lawrence Grant Lawrence Grant Lawrence is veteran CBC personality with over twenty years of experience in Canadian arts and culture.
  • Errol Nazareth Errol Nazareth Errol has been playing professionally with words for over 20 years. He is a regular music commentator on Metro Morning and host of Big City Small World. Errol has also hosted several national shows on CBC Radio, discussing music trends on Sounds Like Canada, The Arts Tonight, Bandwidth, Global Village and Definitely Not The Opera. He has written for many Toronto publications and now teaches a media writing course at Centennial College. Errol is a proud East Ender, where he has lived for over 2 decades.

Radio frequencies

Radio CBC Music Toronto broadcasts in the following cities on FM or AM:

  • Huntsville 106.3
  • Kingston 92.9
  • London 100.5
  • Orillia 90.7
  • Owen Sound 97.1
  • Paris 90.7
  • Peterborough 103.9
  • Toronto 94.1

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