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 590 VOCM news/talk/classic hits Stingray Digital Group Inc.
640 AM CBN CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
800 AM VOWR VOWR Christian radio Wesley United Church
930 AM CJYQ New Country Country music Stingray Digital Group Inc.
88.5 FM CBN-1-FM CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
93.5 FM CHMR-FM campus radio Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union
94.7 FM CHOZ-FM OZFM hot adult contemporary Newfoundland Broadcasting
96.7 FM VOAR-FM Lighthouse FM Christian radio Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland & Labrador licensed to Mount Pearl
97.5 FM VOCM-FM 97.5 K-Rock classic rock Stingray Digital Group Inc.
99.1 FM CKIX-FM Hot 99.1 FM Contemporary hit radio Stingray Digital Group Inc.
101.1 FM CKSJ-FM Coast 101.1 classic hits 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 Music public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


OTA virtual channel
OTA channel Rogers Cable Call sign Network Notes
8.1 8 (VHF) 3 CBNT-DT CBC Television
21.1 21 (UHF) 5 CJON-DT Independent Sublicenses programming from CTV, Global, and Yes TV

Rogers Cable has its provincial headquarters in St. John’s and is the incumbent cable provider in the city. 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)[1]
  • Newfoundland Quarterly (literary magazine founded in 1901, now published by Memorial University)
  • The Independent (weekly newspaper, discontinued in print but available online) [2]
  • The Express (weekly newspaper, now discontinued)
  • The Muse (formerly weekly or, during summer months, bi-monthly Memorial University student newspaper) – The Muse stopped print circulation in the fall of 2017 in order to deal with ongoing budget difficulties and is now a strictly online publication.
  • 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)
  • The Daily News (1955– 1984) [3]

Online[edit] is an online newspaper which covers business news from around the province.[4][5] The subscription news service publishes five days a week and was launched in 2016 by sister publication allNovaScotia which is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The two publications have a newsroom staff of 19 reporters, editors and columnists.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Telegram – St. John's, NL : Newfoundland, Canada's Oldest City". Retrieved 2008-06-06.
  2. ^ "The Independent". Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  3. ^ "The Daily News". Retrieved 2023-07-03.
  4. ^ "allNewfoundlandLabrador". Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  5. ^ Bradshaw, James (22 February 2016). "Subscription news site AllNovaScotia expands to Newfoundland". Globe and Mail. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 12 April 2016.