|City||Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Frequency||1210 kHz (AM)|
|First air date||1929|
|Power||10,000 watts (day and night)|
|Callsign meaning||Voice Of Adventist Radio|
|Owner||The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland & Labrador|
The station first broadcast in the fall of 1929. Over the years, the station switched from one AM frequency to another, until VOAR moved to its current frequency, which was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in 1991. Since 2002 it was broadcasting mainly on FM.
VOAR is one of just four broadcast radio stations (all in Newfoundland) in Canada whose call letters do not begin with C. The others, VOWR, VOCM, and VOCM-FM, are based in St. John's, where VOAR initially was based. With the exception of VOCM-FM, these stations first aired before Newfoundland joined the Canadian Confederation in 1949. The ITU prefix VO was originally assigned to Newfoundland and remains in use by Newfoundland and Labrador radioamateurs.
On October 6, 2016, the CRTC received an application from VOAR to convert to the FM band as VOAR-FM on 96.7 MHz at 100 kW of power, and to shut down its AM signal and its Bay Roberts FM repeater, with the remainder becoming repeaters of the new FM signal. Reasons for the conversion request stated in the application were listener confusion with VOWR (both stations receive each other's mail), signal reception issues in portions of the St. John's area, and the AM station's transmitter (installed in 1990) reaching the end of its usable life.
In 2008 various transmitters were opened in British Columbia.
|Call sign||Frequency||City of License|
|VOAR-1-FM||95.9 FM||Bay Roberts|
|VOAR-5-FM||102.1 FM||Deer Lake|
|VOAR-8-FM||98.3 FM||Grand Falls-Windsor|
|VOAR-9-FM||105.7 FM||Corner Brook|
|VOAR-10-FM||99.9 FM||Channel-Port aux Basques|
|VOAR-11-FM||101.9 FM||Happy Valley-Goose Bay|
|VOAR-12-FM||102.5 FM||Labrador City/Wabush|
|VOAR-13-FM||107.1 FM||Bridgewater, Nova Scotia|
|VF2497||106.5 FM||Cranbrook, British Columbia|
|VF2507||92.9 FM||Creston, British Columbia|
|VF2508||99.9 FM||Golden, British Columbia|
|VF2515||92.9 FM||Nakusp, British Columbia|
|VF2519||95.1 FM||Williams Lake, British Columbia|
|VF2532||94.1 FM||Hope, British Columbia|
|VF2533||92.7 FM||Inuvik, Northwest Territories|
|VF2535||101.5 FM||Terrace, British Columbia|
|VF8026||92.3 FM||Quesnel, British Columbia|
The station also had repeaters in Prince George, British Columbia on 107.3 (VF2510); Kamloops 105.1 (VF2525); Kelowna on 98.9 (unknown call-sign); and Oliver on 106.1 (VF2524), but was taken off the air due to licensing issues with the CRTC in January 2009. The station also had applications to expand into 25 additional communities in British Columbia in early 2009.
- Decision CRTC 91-163
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-49 Ottawa, 20 February 2002
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-49
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-282 Ottawa, 8 October 2008
- Radio Station History Newfoundland VOAR-AM (Religious), St. John's, Seventh Day Adventist Church
- VOAR Broadcast in Prince George
- Kamloops Christian Radio Is Off the Air
- VOAR in British Columbia
- VOAR history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- WestList AM DX - Newfoundland
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for VOAR