In September 2000, the Applied Communication program’s CKMO-FM changed over to AM 900, trading places with Victoria’s CJVI station, as part of a partnership deal with Rogers Media Broadcasting that included a start-up grant, scholarships, operating funds for 10 years and the use of an AM transmitter for 10 years.
The on-campus radio station is named “Village 900 AM” broadcasting a unique mix of educational programming and global roots music to over 10,000 listeners, seven days a week.
The station ran a variety of music and talk radio shows including the groundbreaking Healing Perspectives, an Indigenous radio show that took the experience of a healing circle over the airwaves.
In 2011, Village 900 went digital, available only through internet streaming. Village 900 ceased operations when Camosun’s Applied Communications program was cancelled in 2012.