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.


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 [1]
640 AM CBN CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [2]
800 AM VOWR Christian radio Wesley United Church [3]
930 AM CJYQ Radio Newfoundland local music and culture, all genres Newcap Broadcasting [4]
1210 AM VOAR Christian radio Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland & Labrador licensed to Mount Pearl[5]
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[6]
93.5 FM CHMR-FM campus radio Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union [7]
94.7 FM CHOZ-FM OZ FM hot adult contemporary Newfoundland Broadcasting [8]
95.7 FM CJRM-FM Community Radio Radio communautaire du Labrador Inc. French[9]
97.5 FM VOCM-FM K-Rock 97.5 classic rock Newcap Broadcasting [10][11]
99.1 FM CKIX-FM Hits FM hot adult contemporary Newcap Broadcasting [12][13]
101.1 FM CKSJ-FM Coast 101 adult contemporary Coast Broadcasting [14]
101.9 FM CBAX-FM-2 Espace musique public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French
105.9 FM CBAF-FM-17 Première Chaîne news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French
106.9 FM CBN-FM CBC Radio 2 public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


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.


  • The Telegram (daily newspaper)[15]
  • The Independent (weekly newspaper, discontinued in print but available online) [16]
  • 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 (Newfoundland's only bi-weekly online and print alternative newspaper)
  • Current (St. John's second bi-weekly newspaper)


  1. ^ VOCM. "About Us". Archived from the original on 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ CBC. "CBC/Radio Canada - Stations/Affiliates - Atlantic Provinces". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  3. ^ "VOWR". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  4. ^ "930AM Radio Newfoundland". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  5. ^ "VOAR - Christian Family Radio". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  6. ^ Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-303". Retrieved 2008-05-15. [dead link]
  7. ^ "CHMR 93.5FM - Campus and Community Radio in St. John's, NL Canada". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  8. ^ "OZ FM". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  9. ^ "Canadian Radio News for April 2011". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  10. ^ "97.5 K-ROCK Newfoundland's Classic Rock". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  11. ^ Newcap Radio. "NewCap Radio – Our Stations – K-ROCK 97.5". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  12. ^ "99.1 Hits FM - St. John's, NL". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  13. ^ "NewCap Radio – Our Stations – HITS-FM". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  14. ^ "Coast 101.1 FM". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  15. ^ "The Telegram - St. John's, NL : Newfoundland, Canada's Oldest City". Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  16. ^ "The Independent". Retrieved 2014-05-26.