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The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is a public radio and television broadcaster, located in The Pine, St. Michael in Barbados. It was founded in 1963 as Radio Barbados. The television service broadcasts on channel 8 and is the only legally licensed, over-the-air television channel broadcasting in the country of Barbados. The corporation also owns and operates three radio stations: CBC Radio on 94.7 MHz FM and 900 kHz AM, The One on 98.1 MHz FM and Q-100.7 on 100.7 MHz FM. Besides the terrestrial television and radio, the CBC operates a wireless Cable TV subscription service called Multi-Choice TV (MCTV) which offers many television stations from around the globe, including the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. CBC's studios and offices are located North of Wildey at The Pine, Saint Michael. The television broadcast transmitter is located at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (Lazaretto, Black Rock), however, it will soon be replaced by a transmitter at The Belle, St. Michael. The television broadcast is provided in the NTSC television format. The CBC falls under the ministry and jurisdiction of the Prime Minister's Office. In 2008, Lars Soderstrom became the General Manager of the CBC. In August 2006, Chairman, Sonwabo Funde of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) reportedly held discussions with Barbadian government officials with the aim of forming a partnership or acquiring a stake in the CBC. In early January 2007, CBC had broadcast its sponsorships and TV broadcaster CBC TV 8 for the hosting of the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 here in Barbados from New Year's Day, 1 January to National Heroes' Day, 28 April, 2007 during live broadcast at the Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St. Michael, from 11 to 21 and 28, 2007 with the West Indies, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Jamaica vs. England, India, Australia and New Zealand. In 2012 as part of a campaign promise the Barbados Labour Party's leader, Owen Arthur stated if his party wins the upcoming general election, the CBC could become privatised under that party's plan to reform the Barbadian Government. The CBC is a member of: the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS, the Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association within the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Public Media Alliance.

Television

*CBC TV 8

Radio

*CBC Radio Hits 94.7 FM & 900 AM *The One 98.1 *Quality 100.7 FM

See also

*CaribVision *Public Broadcast Service *List of radio stations in Barbados

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* {{DEFAULTSORT:Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Category:1963 establishments in Barbados Category:Communications in Barbados Category:Government agencies of Barbados Category:Publicly funded broadcasters Category:Radio stations established in 1963 Category:Saint Michael, Barbados Category:State media Category:Statutory boards of the Barbados Government Category:Television channels and stations established in 1964 Category:Television in Barbados