CKVE-FM, Community – Cove FM, Hubbards

Hubbards Radio Society

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On May 28, the CRTC approved an application by Hubbards Radio Society for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language community FM radio station in Hubbards. The new station would operate on 88.7 MHz (channel 204A) with an ERP of 1,080 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 150 metres). Of the 126 hours of weekly programming, 120 hours would be local programming, including 4 hours and 50 minutes of newscasts produced by volunteers. The remaining programming, which would be broadcast in off‑peak periods, would consist of acquired, independently-produced themed programming that could eventually be replaced by similar programming by volunteers. The station’s musical offering would include rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, acoustic, bluegrass and modern and traditional East Coast music, with an emphasis on Nova Scotia music and local performers, whose music, shows and CD releases would be promoted through regular airplay and interviews. Finally, Hubbards Radio proposed to exceed the regulatory level for Canadian popular music by devoting 40% of its weekly music selections from category 2 to Canadian selections. The licence would expire August 31, 2020.


CKVE-FM (Cove FM) began testing in February. Studios and offices were located at 14 Parkwood Drive, near Hubbards.

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