102.3 The Wave – Nanaimo’s Best Music!

The Wave 102.3 FM, also known as CKWV-FM is an online internet based Radio station broadcast from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Here provides Nanaimo’s Best Music and serves the communities of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanoose Bay, and Gabriola Island. Basic genres are Top 40/Pop, Hits, and Adult Contemporary Music. It broadcasts on 102.3 FM and is owned by Island Radio, a division of the Jim Pattison Group.

102.3 The Wave bringing you a great mix of music whether you’re at work, in the car or just jamming out at home.

Slogan: “Nanaimo’s Best Music!”

General Info-

  • City: Nanaimo, BC
  • Branding: 102.3 The Wave
  • Frequency: 102.3 MHz (FM)
  • First air date: May 24, 1949
  • Format: Hot AC
  • Former callsigns: CHUB (1949-1995)
  • Former frequencies: 1570 kHz (AM) (1949-1995)
  • Owner: Jim Pattison Group (Island Radio)

To get more information just visit 102.3 The Wave radio website:

102.3 The Wave dominates the ratings targeting females 25-54. This station committed to local news, information, and entertainment, with engaging personalities and high visibility in the Nanaimo area.


CKWV first signed on-air on May 24, 1949, as CHUB, on its original frequency of 1570 AM with a 250-watt transmitter, with its studio in the Malaspina Hotel on Front Street in downtown Nanaimo; its first program was a broadcast of the annual Empire Day Parade.

To expand its coverage to surrounding areas, CHUB increased its power to 1000 watts in 1951, with Sun employees Chuck Rudd and Sheila Hassel arriving to manage the station; among the later staff at the station were evening DJ Larry Thomas, morning host Lyall Feltham (in 1956), news director Pat O’Neill and sports announcer Jim Robson.

In 2005, Central Island Broadcasting, reflecting its expanded presence on Vancouver Island with the establishment of Courtenay station CKLR-FM and the acquisition of CJAV, changed its corporate name to Island Radio.

On November 1, 2005, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Island Radio Ltd. announced that Island Radio had agreed to sell its six radio stations (including CKWV, plus related assets) to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; following CRTC approval, Pattison assumed ownership of the Island Radio stations at midnight on June 30, 2006.

[Information Source:]


DJ’s and Programs Schedules –

  • The Morning Buzz with Jen & Daryl; Weekdays: 6am – 10am
  • Joanne Dee; Weekdays: 10am – 2pm
  • Ray Evans; Weekdays: 2 – 6pm
  • Amara; Saturdays: 9am – 3pm | Sundays 10am – 4pm
  • Graeme Tait; Saturdays 6 – 9am | Sundays 6 – 10am
  • Ken; Saturdays: 7pm – 12am


Contact Info –

Social contact: Facebook, Twitter, Website.

Radio contacts

Address: 4550 Wellington Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 2H3

Phone: contest: +1 250-756-1023, office: +1 250-758-1131, news: +1 250-758-2467


Fax: +1 250-758-4644

Office Hours: Monday to Friday (8:30am – 5:00pm)

  • Contest and Request Line: (250) 756-1023
  • General Enquiries:
  • Community Events: has The Wave 102.3 FM Radio in its listings. Just click and enjoy.

102.3 The Wave