50 years of CBC Radio in Iqaluit

CBC Radio in Iqaluit celebrates its 50th anniversary. CFFB hit the airwaves on Feb. 6, 1961.
Mary Kikoak on the air at CFFB Radio in 1961. Kikoak was one of the first Inuit broadcasters at CFFB, in what was then Frobisher Bay, N.W.T., but is now known as Iqaluit, Nunavut. ((Charles Gimpel Collection/Library and Archives Canada/e002394501))

On Feb. 6, 1961, the CBC's Northern Service started broadcasting on CFFB, in what was then known as Frobisher Bay, N.W.T., in Canada's eastern Arctic.

Frobisher Bay is now known as Iqaluit, the capital city of Nunavut. CBC Radio One continues to broadcast from Iqaluit today, providing audiences across Nunavut with programming in English and Inuktitut.

The following 50th anniversary audio clips are from Qulliq, CBC Radio's morning show in Iqaluit, on Feb. 7, 2011.

Left photo: Inuk broadcaster Jacob Partridge on the air at CFFB in 1964. (Charles Gimpel Collection/Library and Archives Canada/e002394521)