CBI is one of the easiest Canadian AM stations to hear. CBI is by far the most common station on 1140 kHz. The signal of CBI also fades in early in the evening, sometimes as early as some of the Newfoundland stations.
The transmitter of CBI runs with 10 kilowatts and is located outside Sydney in Nova Scotia. Although CBI often has a good signal here in Norway, the AM signal is apparently not so good in Nova Scotia itself. FM is preferred and I wouldn’t be surprised if the 1140 transmitter will close down in the future, as has happened with many Canadian AM radio stations.
It has been surprisingly difficult to obtain a QSL from CBI. I have tried a number of times without success. Finally Don Munro, Producer at CBC Cape Breton, sent me a letter a few weeks ago confirming my reception of CBI. He also enclosed some information about the station as well as some CBC buttons.