CKVO-AM , VOCM, Clarenville

Stingray Group Inc.

CKVO-AM201871010,000Stingray Group Inc.
CKVO-AM200071010,000Newcap Inc.
CKVO-AM198271010,000Colonial Broadcasting System Ltd.
CKVO-AM197471010,000Colonial Broadcasting System Ltd.


Colonial Broadcasting System Ltd. was awarded a lcence for a new AM station at Clarenvile operating on 710 kHz with 10,000 watts day and night.


CKVO opened as a semi-satellite of VOCM St. John’s.

Colonial filed an application for the establishment of studios at Clarenville.


Colonial Broadcasting System Ltd. was now also operating under the name Radio Newfoundland Ltd.


By this time CKVO broadcast 40 hours of local programming per week with the remainder of its schedule originating with VOCM St. John’s. Studios for CKVO were in the VOCM building in St. John’s.


NewCap announced plans to buy all VOCM Radio Newfoundland Ltd. radio stations (VOCM-AM/Magic 97 St. John’s, CKVO Clarenville, CHVO Carbonear, CHCM Marystown, CKGA Gander, CKCM Grand Falls/Windsor and CKIM Baie Verte). The deal would bring together two groups that had different audiences and mandates. 


Newcap Broadcasting Ltd. purchased CKVO and the other VOCM stations.


On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CKVO until August 31, 2016.


On October 23, the CRTC approved an application by Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, on behalf of Newcap Inc. and its licensed broadcasting subsidiaries, for authorization to effect a change in the ownership and effective control of various radio and television broadcasting undertakings in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, so that effective control of the undertakings would be exercised by Eric Boyko (Stingray Digital Group Inc.). Stingray took ownership of the stations just a few days later.

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