CHCM

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CHCM
Broadcast area Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador
Branding 740 CHCM Country
Slogan The Best in Southern Newfoundland
Frequency 560 kHz (1962 - 1990) 740 kHz (1990 - present) (AM)
Format News/Talk/Country music
Power 10 kW
Class B
Owner Newcap Broadcasting
Website VOCM Radio Network

CHCM is an AM radio station located on Villa Marie Dr, Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, broadcasting at 740 kHz. Owned by Newcap Inc., CHCM first went on the air in 1962. It is an affiliate of VOCM. CHCM was originally broadcast at 560 kHz before moving to 740 in 1990.[1]

Staff[edit]

Announcers: Gary Myles, James Chuchill, and Tammy Harris

Station Manager and Sales Manager: Russ Murphy

News Director: Bob Power

Program Director: Gary Myles

Programming[edit]

Weekdays

  • Mornings: Gary Myles (5:30-9:00am)
  • Open Line: Host Randy Simms / Producer's Megan Homer & Pat Murphy (9:00-11:30am)
  • Mid-days: Gary Myles(M) James Chuchill (T-F) (11:30am–1:00pm)
  • 1 o'clock News Package: John Renoylds (1:00pm–1:25pm)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Today: John Renoylds (1:25pm–2:00pm)
  • Back Talk: Host Paddy Daly / Producer's Megan Homer & Pat Murphy(2:00pm–4:00pm)
  • Afternoons: James Chuchill (4:00-5:30pm)
  • Homestyle: Greg Smith (6:00-8:00pm) (M-T)
  • NightLine: Host Pete Soucy / Producer Greg Smith(8:00pm–10:00am) (M-T)

Weekends

  • Friday Evenings Gary Myles
  • Irish Newfoundland Show James Chuchill: (runs every Saturday morning from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Saturday Afternoons: Gary Myles
  • Saturday Evening (Lions Club & VOCM Cares Radio Bingo): Host Greg Smith, Producer Jordan Keating
  • Cabin Party: Paul Raynes (Saturdays 9pm - 1am)
  • Gospel Country: Gary Myles (runs every Sunday morning at 10:30 am to 12pm)
  • Sunday Afternoons: Tammy Harris (1:30-5:00pm)

News Department[edit]

  • Bob Power - News Director
  • Russ Murphy
  • Gary Myles
  • James Chuchill

Former On Air Staff[edit]

  • Greg Smith
  • Fred Dodge
  • Gary Mosher
  • Ginger Walsh
  • Stephen Hollett
  • Keara Lundrigan
  • Jilian Rose
  • Courtney Potts

Annual Events[edit]

Happy Tree:

Every year for Christmas, CHCM along with the sponsors open up The Happy Tree in Marystown and Placentia. The idea is for people to drop off gifts for a boy or a girl for the those who may not be able to offered gifts over the holidays.

Dial a Carol:

Dial a Carol takes place every year to support the happy tree project. Listeners call in and give a pledge and in return can hear the Christmas song they want to hear.

The 2009 Dial a Carol in a Total of 9,101 in Pledges

The 2008 Dial A Carol Took In Total, of just over $4000.00

The 2007 Dial a Carol Took in a Total of $3800.00

The 2006 dial a carol took in a Total $6,041.00

Mothers Day Special:

The Sunday that Mothers' Day falls on announcers/staff of CHCM spend the afternoon on air, with music about moms, as well as taking and announcing special greetings from the listeners to mom.

Fathers Day Special:

The Sunday that Fathers' Day falls on announcers/staff of CHCM spend the afternoon on air, with music about dads, as well as taking and announcing special greetings from the listeners to dad.

Kin and Friends Radiothon:

This is the most recent annual event. The first annual radiothon was held on June 24 of 2007. This is to replace any other radiothon, for the B.P.H.C.C. It will be held every year, in the early part of summer.

Summer Roadshow:

Every summer the CHCM Mobile Cruiser goes around the Burin Peninsula and surrounding areas to different events with prizes and give-aways

Contests[edit]

CHCM Christmas Turkey Show

Each year, CHCM runs the Turkey Show where listeners send in letters trying to guess the sponsor of the day. The Listener who picks the right one, wins a free turkey for Christmas.

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Coordinates: 47°08′41″N 55°16′18″W / 47.14472°N 55.27167°W / 47.14472; -55.27167