CHUG-AM, Stephenville

Troubador Radio Society Inc.

CHUG-AM199174040Troubador Radio Society Inc.


On January 15, the CRTC approved the application by Don Murphy, on behalf of a society to be incorporated, for an English-language student AM radio broadcasting transmitting undertaking at Stephenville on the frequency 740 kHz, with a transmitter power of 40 watts. The Commission noted that the undertaking would initially operate for only one hour per week, and expected the applicant to ensure that the programming addressed the needs and concerns of students and Stephenville residents.The licence would expire August 31, 1994. It was a condition of licence that the applicant retain full control over all decisions concerning the management and programming of this station and that the majority of directors be students.


CHUG Radio 740 began broadcasting.


On June 15, the CRTC renewed the licence for CHUG (Troubador Radio Society Inc.) until August 31, 2001.


On August 31, the CRTC renewed the licence for CHUG until March 31, 2002.


On February 19, the CHUG licence was renewed to August 31, 2002.

On August 27, the licence was renewed to August 31, 2008.


On June 9, CHUG had its licence renewed to August 31, 2011.


On August 31, the CRTC renewed CHUG’s licence to December 31, 2011.

CHUG Radio 740 broadcast a program by Troubadour reporters every Monday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Stephenville area. The station broadcast in the Bay St. George area, and focused on local news, Canadian music (especially from independent artists in Newfoundland and Labrador). 


On August 28, the CRTC administratively renewed CHUG-FM’s licence to December 31, 2012. On December 21, the licence was renewed to August 31, 2014.

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