The Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland (BCN) was the government-owned public radio service of the dominion of Newfoundland. Public broadcasting refers to radio television and other electronic media outlets that receive some or all of their funding from the public A dominion, often Dominion, refers to one of a group of autonomous polities under sovereign authority within the British Empire and The Dominion of Newfoundland was a British dominion from 1907 (before which the territory had the status of a British colony to 1949 The radio service was founded in 1939 by the Commission of Government). Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Commission of Government was a non-elected body that governed Newfoundland from 1934 to 1949 (when the former Dominion became the tenth province of The BCN's first station was acquired when the government purchased VONF (640 kHz) from the Dominion Broadcasting Company and refurbished for the use of the station two transmitters at Mount Pearl that had been built during World War I as Royal Navy HMS Wireless Station (BZM) for North Atlantic communications with Royal Navy ships. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) BCN's studios were at the sixth floor of the Hotel Newfoundland in St. John's. St John's (ˌseɪntˈdʒanz French Saint-Jean) is the provincial capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and located on the eastern tip
The General Manager of the BCN for its 10 years of operation was William Fenton Galgay, who continued as regional director of Newfoundland radio after the BCN was incorporated into the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Notable broadcasters also included Aubrey MacDonald, known as Aubry Mac, and the musician Robert MacLeod.
BCN accepted advertising on the station whose programming consisted of commercial, educational and entertainment shows. Notable programmes included future Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood's The Barrelman which spun information and history with island folklore and the Gerald S. The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is the First minister for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Joseph Roberts "Joey" Smallwood PC, CC ( December 24, 1900 &ndash December 18 1991) was the main force The Barrelman was a name adopted by Joseph Smallwood for his fifteen minute radio program on the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland to promote pride in Doyle News Bulletin which interspersed family and community news about islanders with more serious journalism.
In 1943, the BCN opened a second radio station, VOWN in Corner Brook and, after the war, acquired VORG in Gander that had previously been operated by the wartime Canadian military base. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Gander is a Canadian town located in northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland
The BCN provided islanders with news of World War II as well as serving as a disseminator of wartime propaganda and as a recrutiment tool for the armed forces. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including After the war, the network provided gavel to gavel coverage of the proceedings of the 1946-1948 Newfoundland National Convention that was elected to determine the future of the dominion. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Newfoundland National Convention of 1946 was a forum established to decide the constitutional future of Newfoundland (now a province of Canada) While these broadcasts were closely followed by Newfoundlanders, the loss of advertising revenue from the commercial-free broadcasts hampered BCN's ability to improve its programming.
One of BCN's final acts was to cover the June 3 and July 22, 1948 referendums on the dominion's future. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Events 1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A referendum (plural referendums or referenda) ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita As the result was to join Canadian confederation, the facilities and staff of the BCN were transferred to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on April 1, 1949 when Newfoundland joined Canada. Canadian Confederation was the process by which the federal Dominion of Canada was formed beginning 1 July 1867 from the Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page VONF was renamed CBN, VORG became CBG and VOWN became CBY. CBN is a Radio station broadcasting at 640 KHz ( AM) from St John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and is the local Radio CBG is a Radio station broadcasting at 1400 KHz ( AM) from Gander Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada with a power of 4000 watts CBY is a local division of the CBC Radio One Radio station, broadcasting from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador.
HQ - 6th floor Hotel Newfoundland 1939-1949