Watch as CBC London goes 'live' for the first time

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's new downtown station is home to a morning and afternoon show, plus a digital portal for all your local news.

People in London, Ont. woke up Monday to a new morning show with local content the focus of the station

What's it like to "go live" for the first time?

Meet Rebecca Zandbergen, the new host of London Morning. Weekdays from 5:57 to 8:37 a.m. on CBC Radio One, 93.5 in London. 0:31

Take a look as the host of London Morning, Rebecca Zandbergen, makes history in the Forest City with the launch of the CBC's newest station.  

CBC London will produce all-day local digital and radio programming with a focus on southwestern Ontario in the afternoon.

Outside the station widow looking onto downtown Dundas St., a group of CBC fans gathered before 6 a.m. to cheer-on the broadcast. 

"This is history in the making and I wanted to be part of it," John Hassan said who came with coffee. 

CBC London fans cheer on the first broadcast from the Dundas St. studio.

One of the early guests on London Morning was mayor Matt Brown who answered a variety of questions, including the challenges of being the first city to use ranked ballots in the upcoming municipal election in 2018.

"When you are the first, you need to be a bit of a pioneer," Brown told host Rebecca Zandbergen. 

Mayor Matt Brown tells London Morning host Rebecca Zandbergen he will run in the next election.

CBC London aims to tell local stories with an emphasis on news, culture and survival information, all of which will be accessible on-line any time of day. 

CBC London's first guest, Lincoln McCardle talking about the city's new 'Kindness Meters.'

Host Chris Dela Torre is taking over the reins at Afternoon Drive with the broadcast moving from Windsor to the new London station.  

He will be hosting a live broadcast Friday June 16 between 4-7 that will include tours of the new station and a special musical performance by London singer-songwriter Emm Gryner.