Hello again, Brudenell!
I apologise that this has taken so long. The site I've been relying
on for most of this information has been unavailable the last two
days, presumably as a result of the blackout.
When I first spotted this question a couple of weeks ago, I went
directly to the website of the CRTC. After a couple of frustrating
hours delving through the bowels of their site, I conceded defeat and
used their "contact us" button. I received a reply early this week,
which is not a bad turnaround time as government departments go.
The CRTC informed me that, while they undoubtedly have the information
you want in their files, it is not in a readily-extracted format.
They were kind enough, however, to provide me with links to sites
which are more usable.
I took a straightforward approach to determining which stations are
independent...I looked at *all* of the owners, and eliminated those
appearing more than once. This does leave open the possibility that
the operators of a given station may have other holdings outside the
region, but I don't see that as likely.
I assumed that university stations and religious broadcasters would
not be of interest to you, given their unique ownership structures.
Beginning, then, with my home province:
In addition to CJFX in Antigonish, we have
Cheticamp NS. B0E 1H0
La Cooperative Radio Cheticamp Limitee
Station Manager: Auguste LeFort
P.O. Box 196
Eastern Passage NS. B3G 1M5
General Manager: Wayne Harrett
84 Provost St. , PO Box 519
New Glasgow NS. B2H 5E7
Hector Broadcasting Company Ltd.
President: Douglas B. Freeman
11 MacIntosh Ave.
Port Hawkesbury NS. B9A 3K4
MacEachern Broadcasting Ltd.
President/GM: Bob MacEachern
CP 8 , Comte de Digby
Saulnierville NS. B0W 2Z0
Radio CLARE Association
Station Manager: Darlene Comeau
328 Main St. , Suite 201
Yarmouth NS. B5A 1E4
Radio CJLS Ltd.
President/GM: Ray Zinck
Prince Edward Island
No stations matching your criteria.
Newfoundland & Labrador
CP 453 , 308 rue Hudson
Labrador City NL. A2V 2K7
President: Norman Gillespie
PO Box 601
Lewisporte NL. A0G 3A0
President: Todd Foss
PO Box 160
Nain NL. A0P 1L0
Executive Director: Frances Williams
I have omitted OZ-FM, a family-owned broadcaster, on the grounds that
they also operate television station NTV. I can certainly provide
comparable information for them if you wish.
1991 Avenue des pionniers , CP 2561
Balmoral NB. E8E 2W7
Cooperative Radio Restigouche Ltee
General Manager: Pierre Morais
165 boul Hebert , 6e Etage
Edmundston NB. E3V 2S8
Co-Op des Montagnes
Station Manager: Serge Parent
174 rue de l'Eglise
Edmundston NB. E3V 1K2
Edmundston Radio Inc.
President: Jean-Marc Michaud
715 rue Priestman
Fredericton NB. E3B 5W7
La Radio Communautaire Francophone de Fredericton
Sales Manager (only contact listed): Jean-Yves Dube
Kedgwick NB. E8B 1Z9
La Radio des Hauts Plateaux
General Manager: Lucille F. Roy
142 Rte 113
Pokemouche NB. E8P 1K7
Radio Peninsule Inc.
Station Manager: Donald Noel
96 rue Providence
Shediac NB. E4P 2M9
General Manager: Gilles Arsenault
PO Box 305
St. Stephen NB. E2L 2X2
WQDY St. Stephen
President: Bill McVicar
For most of these stations, I had no clearcut way to determine whether
their broadcasts are anglophone, francophone, or mixed. I used what
was frankly a "best guess" approach: if the listings for their
officers were in English, I tended to give them the benefit of the
doubt. Where possible, I used the website of the individual station
to verify language. Doubtless a few francophone stations snuck
8 rue Laletaut
Betsiamites QC. G0H 1B0
President: Angeline Canape
Chisasibi QC. J0M 1E0
General Manager: Raymond Menarick
33 rue Romain , CP 820
Fort-Coulonge QC. J0X 1V0
La Radio du Pontiac Inc.
President/GM: Frank Doyle
162 rue Jacques Cartier
Gaspé QC. G4X 1M9
Radio Gaspesie Inc.
General Manager: Jaques Chartier
PO Box 88
Harrington Harbour QC. G0G 1N0
Radio Communautaire Harrington
(No management contact listed)
PO Box 1050
Kahnawake QC. J0L 1B0
Kahnawake Broadcasting Services
Station Manager: Arlene Diabo
529 rue St-Louis , CP 850
La Tuque QC. G9X 3P6
Radio Haute Mauricie Inc
President/GM: Rejean Leclerc
201 rue Claude-Bilodeau , #11
Lac Etchemin QC. G0R 1S0
General Manager: Jean-Pierre Pampalon
Main Phone: 418-625-3737
Main Fax: 418-625-3730
PO Box 8
Lourdes-Blanc Sablon QC. G0G 1W0
Station Manager: Michelle Walsh
184 rue Notre-Dame
Maniwaki QC. J9E 2H5
President/Station Manager: Steve Ross
35 York St.
Montreal QC. H3Z 2Z5
President/GM: Andrew Mielewczyk
5899 Avenue du Parc
Montreal QC. H2V 4H4
La Voix Hellenique du Canada
President: John Daperis
5212 boul St-Laurent , 2e Etage
Montreal QC. H2T 1S1
Radio Centre Ville St-Louis
Station Manager: (Mme) Magalie Pare
52 Elie Rochefort
Port-Cartier QC. G5B 1N2
Yvon Savoie Radio Port-Cartier Inc.
President/GM: Yvon Savoie
PO Box 100
St-Augustin QC. G0G 2R0
President: Gordie Maurice
And finally, CFIM in the Madeleine Islands. This is a community radio
station which appears to be Francophone in orientation, but I include
it because of your specific interest:
CP 490 , 1172 ch Laverniere
Cap-aux-Meules QC. G0B 1B0
Diffusion Communicataire des Iles Inc.
Director: Gisele Deraspe
My initial approach to this question was to search Google on various
combinations of keywords such as "radio", "broadcaster",
"independent", etc. This yielded essentially no viable information.
My next approach was to visit the CRTC website, as I'd mentioned
above. While their website was of little direct use to me, I struck
paydirt with their response to my e-mailed inquiry. The information
which makes up the meat of this answer was all derived from the
website of Broadcast Dialogue, self-proclaimed as "The Voice of
Broadcasting in Canada". Their directory of radio stations may be
found at the following link:
Clicking on a province gives you a sub-list of communities with radio
stations, which may then be clicked to view the stations themselves.
As your project evolves, you may also find useful information on these
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council
And, while the CRTC's website was not well-suited to developing a list
like this one, it is still a powerful resource for retrieving detailed
information on an individual station:
Finally, here are links for two companies who provide detailed
information on the broadcasting industry for a fee:
CCN Matthews Communications Solutions:
Mediastats Information Services:
Thank you for an interesting question, Brudenell! With the
concentration of ownership that's gone on in most of our information
media, it's reassuring to see that independent radio is alive and
If you require any further assistance, or if you require clarification
of any part of this answer, I'll be happy to oblige.