CHMR-FM, Campus, St. John’s

Memorial University of Newfoundland Radio Society

CHMR-FM198793.550Memorial University of Newfoundland Radio Society


CHMR started as a HI-FI club and over time, evolved into a closed-circuit operation feeding campus cafeterias and society rooms.


On October 4, CHMR was awarded a carrier current licence to broadcast in the Paton College residence. The station would braodcast on 860 kHz with a power of 20 watts.


CHMR was granted a special licence to broadcast during the Canada Summer Games.


On August 7, Memorial University of Newfoundland Radio Society was granted a licence to operate a student FM station at St. John’s on 93.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (replacing the carrier current station).


CHMR-FM signed on the air in October.


CHMR moved its offices and studios to the 2nd floor of the south annex of the newly built University Center.

The story continues elsewhere…
Effective September 1st 2019, we will only be adding new material to these station histories in exceptional circumstances. Our intent to chronicle the early days of these radio and television stations has been achieved, and many new sources and technologies, from the CRTC website to Wikipedia, and others, are now regularly providing new information in these areas.

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