CHWV-FM, The Wave, Saint John

Acadia Broadcasting Ltd.

CHWV-FM200197.355,000Acadia Broadcasting Co. Ltd.


On August 24, New Brunswick Broadcasting Co. Ltd. was awarded a licence for a new English language FM station at Saint John. The new station would operate on frequency 97.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 55,000 watts.


On February 19 at 8:00 a.m., CHWV “The Wave” signed on the air. CHWV was sister station of CHSJ-FM and offered a lite rock format.


On January 1, New Brunswick Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Acadia Broadcasting Co. Ltd. were amalgamated and continued under the name Acadia Broadcasting Ltd.


On June 8 the CRTC approved a corporate reorganization resulting in the transfer of the ownership and effective control of Acadia Broadcasting Limited, licensee of CHSJ-FM and CHWV-FM Saint John (NB), CHTD-FM St. Stephen (NB), and CKBW-FM Bridgewater (NS), from Brunswick News Inc., a corporation indirectly owned and controlled by J.K. Irving, A.L. Irving and John E. Irving (Irving brothers), to 618042 N.B. Inc., a corporation indirectly owned and controlled by John E. Irving. 

On July 6 the CRTC renewed CHWV-FM’s licence until August 31, 2012. Condition of licence: The licensee shall devoted $4,000 annually towards the development of Canadian talent. 


Amy Clark was officially appointed afternoon drive host on CHWV-FM and would be taking on added responsibilities as assistant music director for The Wave. Josh McLellan would be joining the station as evening announcer effective October 19. Josh is currently the afternoon drive announcer/music director for K945 Moncton. Mark Wright also joined CHWV to handle some part time on air shifts. Also joining the air force is Kory Harper. Kory will continue with his role in promotions while picking up some shifts.

97.3 The Wave’s afternoon host Amy Clark left the station to work in the field of Multi Media. Amy would remain with Acadia Broadcasting in a part time capacity to handle some weekend shifts and remotes.


News Director Brian McLain, after 21 years with MBS/Maclean Hunter Saint John, moved across the street. McLain joined Acadia Broadcasting’s Country 94/97.3 The Wave as Assistant ND.


The CRTC approved the change in the effective control of Acadia Broadcasting Limited from John E. Irving to a joint control exercised by John K.F. Irving and Anne C.I. Oxley, following the death of John E. Irving in 2010. Acadia was the licensee of radio stations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario, following the amalgamation of Northwoods Broadcasting Limited with its mother company Acadia on February 3, 2012.

On August 17, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CHWV-FM to August 31, 2013.

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