Media in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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This is a list of media in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Radio[edit]

St. John's is currently the only Canadian city served by radio stations whose call letters do not all begin with the letter C. The ITU prefix VO was assigned to the Dominion of Newfoundland before the province joined Canadian Confederation in 1949, and three AM stations kept their existing call letters; the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland's VONF, however, was taken over by CBC Radio and adopted the new call sign CBN. However, radio stations in St. John's which went to air after 1949 use the same range of prefixes (CFCK) currently in use elsewhere in Canada, with the exception of VOCM-FM, which was permitted to adopt the VOCM callsign because of its corporate association with the AM station that already bore that callsign. VO also remains in use in amateur radio.

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
590 AM VOCM news/talk Newcap Broadcasting
640 AM CBN CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
800 AM VOWR Christian radio Wesley United Church
930 AM CJYQ Radio Newfoundland local music and culture, all genres Newcap Broadcasting
1210 AM VOAR Christian radio Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland & Labrador licensed to Mount Pearl
90.9 FM CJSH-FM tourist information Signal Hill National Historic Site
92.3 FM CICQ-FM tourist information Heritage Unlimited Inc. licensed to Mount Pearl[1]
93.5 FM CHMR-FM campus radio Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union
94.7 FM CHOZ-FM OZ FM hot adult contemporary Newfoundland Broadcasting
95.7 FM CJRM-FM Community Radio Radio communautaire du Labrador Inc. French[2]
97.5 FM VOCM-FM K-Rock 97.5 classic rock Newcap Broadcasting
99.1 FM CKIX-FM Hits FM hot adult contemporary Newcap Broadcasting
101.1 FM CKSJ-FM Coast 101 adult contemporary Coast Broadcasting
101.9 FM CBAX-FM-2 Ici Musique public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French
105.9 FM CBAF-FM-17 Ici Radio-Canada Première news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French
106.9 FM CBN-FM CBC Radio 2 public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Television[edit]

CJON-DT channel 21 is an independent station branded as "NTV", headquartered in St. John’s. The station sublicenses entertainment programming from Global and news programming from CTV and Global, rather than purchasing primary broadcast rights as most independent stations do.

CBC has its Newfoundland and Labrador headquarters in the city and their television station CBNT-DT channel 8 broadcasts from University Avenue.

Rogers Cable has its provincial headquarters in St. John’s, and its community channel Rogers TV airs local shows such as Out of the Fog and One Chef One Critic.

Network television in the United States is piped in from Boston and Detroit via Rogers Cable.

Print[edit]

  • The Telegram (daily newspaper)[3]
  • The Independent (weekly newspaper, discontinued in print but available online) [4]
  • The Express (weekly newspaper, now discontinued)
  • The Muse (weekly or, during summer months, bi-monthly Memorial University student newspaper)
  • The Gazette ( bi-monthly Memorial University newspaper)
  • Le Gaboteur (Newfoundland and Labrador's only French-language newspaper; bi-monthly)
  • The Scope (a defunct alternative newspaper)
  • The Overcast (St. John's Monthly Alternative Newspaper)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-303". Retrieved 2008-05-15. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Canadian Radio News for April 2011". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  3. ^ "The Telegram - St. John's, NL : Newfoundland, Canada's Oldest City". Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  4. ^ "The Independent". Retrieved 2014-05-26.