2-6 Hospital Lane
Norris Point, NF
CHBB-FM, locally nicknamed "VOBB the Voice of Bonne Bay" is in Norris
Point, in the heart of Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of
They got licensed by the CRTC in November 2009 and have had annual
specialty broadcasts for their local Trails, Tales and Tunes festival
and special events organized by one of their partners, the Community
University Research for Recovery Alliance.
The station found a permanent home in the town's former Cottage
Hospital building, a historically significant community service in
Newfoundland that dates from before Newfoundland even joined Canada.
The VOBB Committee, a committee of the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital
Heritage Corporation, raised the money to buy equipment and hire a
station manager for one year and began broadcasting on a permanent
basis on December 12, 2011. Plans are underway to install a relay
station in Rocky Harbour, which would operate under the frequency of