CHEV-FM, Valley Radio (Community), Grand Falls-Windsor

Exploits Valley Community Radio Inc.

CHEV-FM202094.535Exploits Valley Community Radio Inc.


On July 29, the CRTC approved the application by Exploits Valley Community Radio Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a low-power, English-language community FM radio station in Grand Falls-Windsor. The station would operate at 94.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 35 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 73 metres). It would broadcast 126 hours of programming each broadcast week, of which at least 116 hours would be devoted to local programming. The remainder would be devoted to wrap-around programming. In each broadcast week, 1.5 hours of the spoken word programming broadcast would be devoted to news programming (80% local and 20% regional), including 45 minutes of pure news. In addition, the station would provide weather reports and local events listings, and would broadcast programs that featured, among other things, interviews with those working in the health sector, traditional Newfoundland music and stories relating to such music, and rare music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s along with related history and trivia. In regard to the music programming to be broadcast, approximately 62.5% would be drawn from content category 2 (Popular Music) and approximately 37.5% from content category 3 (Special Interest Music). EVCR indicated that the station would broadcast and promote local Newfoundland and Labrador music talent from all genres who did not get airplay on other stations. The licence would take effect September 1, 2019 and expire August 31, 2026.


In November, CHEV-FM 94.5 began broadcasting and was known as Valley Radio.

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