New figures from the Bureau of Broadcast Measurement show CBC Radio One overtaking CKNW as the most popular radio station in Vancouver.
For the in the first quarter of 2009, CBU (CBC Radio One) garnered a market share of 11 percent, surpassing CKNW's share of 10.1 percent.
Those figures are a reversal from the stations' standings in 2008. In the first quarter of 2008, CBU stood at 10.7 percent to CKNW's 10.9 percent; in the second quarter, CBU had a share of 9.1 percent to CKNW's 11.4 percent; the third quarter had CBU at 8.5 percent versus CKNW at 10.8 percent; and in the last quarter of last year, CBU was at 9.9 percent against CKNW's 12.4 percent.
In third place for the first quarter of 2009 was soft-rock station CHQMFM (QMFM) at 8.8 percent, followed in fourth place by CFBTFM (The Beat 94.5) at 7.5 percent.
The figures represent the habits of radio listeners aged 12 and older in the Vancouver area, from 5 a.m to 1 a.m.