About Us

About Us

Cove FM is a not for profit community radio station owned and operated by Hubbards Radio Society.  We serve the greater St Margaret’s Bay/Hubbards/Chester Areas.   Ours studios are located in Hubbards and our transmission facilities are located on the top of nearby Aspotogan Mountain.   Our legal call letters are CKVE-FM.  We are a class A FM station, transmitting at a power of 1080 watts ERP with our antenna at 150 metres above average terrain.   We offer a mixed music format that includes pop, rock, country, folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, East Coast, and many other genres by both well known performers and indie artists.    Our signal reaches west to the outskirts of Bridgewater and east to the outskirts of Halifax covering a population of approximately 50,000 people.  The station is operated by volunteers from the community.

History

Hubbards Radio Society was formed in March 2010, with the mandate to establish a community radio station.   We operated as a part time special event station broadcasting with 50 watts at 94.3 on the FM band to cover events in the summers of 2010 2011 and 2012.  We applied to the CRTC in September of 2013 for a full time community radio station.  Our application was approved on May 28th 2014 to operate a community radio station at 88.7 FM with a power of 1080 watts.  The station began on air testing Sept 1st 2015 and was officially launched on Feb 8th, 2016.

Ownership

Hubbards Radio Society (HRS) is a registered non profit society who own and operate Cove FM.  Anyone who has an interest in furthering the goals of HRS can become a member.  Membership in Hubbard Radio Society costs $10 per year and gives you a vote at our annual general meeting and the option of running for election to our board of directors.

Our 2016/2017 board of directors are

Chair – Jamie Dominey

Vice Chair – Jeff Welton

Treasurer – Fred Layton

Secretary – Carmon Schwartz

Director – Gail Dominey

Director – Steve Gilbert

Director – Jason Reid

Director – Dean Wade

If you are interested in helping to support our goals and would like to become a member please contact us for more information.