VOCM 590 AM St. John’s, NL is a News and Talk station owned by Newcap Radio. On October 19, 1936 Walter B. Williams under the banner of Atlantic Broadcasting Co. launched VOCM in St. John’s. Initial frequency taken by the channel was 1005 kHz powered by an ERP of 250 watts. In 1973 Williams Sr., Jr. and Joseph Butler established the Colonial Broadcasting System Ltd. The wattage was increased from 250 to 1,000 watts while the new frequency decided was 590 kHz in 1950. On September 1, 1958 VOCM increased its effective radiated power to 10,000 watts. CHCM Marystown and CKCM Grand Falls were launched in 1961. Colonial Broadcasting was renamed as Radio Newfoundland Ltd. in 1982.
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Once again the wattage of the 590 AM was increased from 10,000 to 20,000 watts n 1985. In 2000 NewCap which had previously announced its plans to acquire the station finally purchased VOCM-FM, VOCM-AM with all the broadcast relay stations. CRTC renewed the license of VOCM for a six year term from May 2010 to August 31, 2016. VOCM is available live online with shows, community, national and international news, talk shows, cultural programs (VOCM Cabin Party) and classic hits, concerts, events, contests and more. Fans can follow the 590 AM on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: 590 AM St. John’s
Address: Steele Communications
391 Kenmount Road
P.O. Box 8-590
St. John’s, NL