CHMR-FM

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CHMR-FM
CHMR-FM.png
City of license St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Branding 93.5 CHMR-FM
Slogan The only alternative in Newfoundland and Labrador
Frequency 93.5 MHz (FM)
Rogers Digital Cable 942
Aliant TV 825
First air date January 1987 (present frequency; origins go back to 1951)
Format Campus / community radio
ERP 50 Watts
Callsign meaning MUNRadio
(presumed meaning)
Owner Memorial University of Newfoundland Radio Society[1] (controlled by MUNSU)
Website CHMR-FM

CHMR-FM is a Canadian campus radio station broadcasting on the campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on 93.5 MHz (over-the-air), Rogers Digital Cable channel 942 (throughout Newfoundland) and Aliant TV channel 825 (throughout Atlantic Canada).

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Radio Society received approval by the CRTC in 1986 to operate on the frequency 93.5 MHz.[2]

The station is operated by the university's undergraduate students' union, MUNSU. A media fee paid by all undergraduate students at Memorial's St. John's campus is the primary funding for CHMR. Along with The Muse, CHMR receives two dollars from every student each semester.

CHMR previously aired on cable FM at 103.7 MHz in the St. John's area. It moved to digital cable in late 2006, when Rogers discontinued all traditional cable FM service.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Although the MUN Radio Society is listed by the CRTC as the owner, a recent article in The Muse has cast doubt on whether this organization continues to exist as a legal entity, as opposed to an unincorporated division of MUNSU.
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 86-740

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Coordinates: 47°34′21.51″N 52°44′04.92″W / 47.5726417°N 52.7347000°W / 47.5726417; -52.7347000