Camosun’s CKMO-FM radio station becomes Village 900 AM

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.

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  1. Does anybody have the tracklist from the old village 900 station record? I know most of it was from putumayo music. And there was a handful of folk singers.

    But there’s a few obscure tunes I haven’t found.

    Kind of working on a collection I call Village 9000.

    Who knows maybe someday I’ll make a digital radio station.

    I always thought it was a shame when the culture was lost.

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      Hi Brian! You may want to reach out the CCare, Camosun College Association of Retired Employees. They are an active group with lots of members. There has to be a music buff among them. Good luck with your playlist. We’d love to hear that blast from the past.

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