Broadcast History - December 22

Broadcast History - December 22

Postby jon » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:07 pm

In 1933, VOCM St. John's (Newfoundland) was given an experimental broadcast license by the Newfoundland Post & Telegraph Department, 16 years before Newfoundland joined Canada as a province. The late Walter Banks Williams, Jr. obtained a commercial license on October 19, 1936. VOCM was allowed to retain its V call letters when Newfoundland joined Confederation in 1949, though its AM repeaters, first added in 1961, were assigned C call letters. Interestingly, VOCM's FM station was licensed as VOCM-FM, and its repeaters were licensed as VOCM-FM-1, etc. Williams was VOCM's Chief Engineer until two years before his death at the age of 62 on September 28, 1974. Newcap purchased VOCM in May 2000.

In 2004, Newcap was approved by the CRTC to purchase Lloydminster stations CILR-FM, CKSA-FM, CITL-TV and CKSA-TV, including CKSA-TV repeaters in Bonnyville, Wainwright and Provost.

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