I woke up this morning to find out about this exciting new community development endeavour of Radio Quirpon. Wayne Bartlett and Cheryl McCarron  are the creators of something wonderful for Newfoundlanders & Labradorians everywhere to enjoy a little piece of “the Rock”. Radio Quirpon is available at www.radioquirpon.com.



And ofcourse, others too can enjoy our  unique culture and our music. I especially love the local tunes from the creator, Wayne Bartlett and Straitsview’s own Skipper Hot’s Band.  Little Bo Peep was one I’m looking forward to hearing again :). It is also nice to hear the personal commentary, it gives each song a special meaning when one listens.

Radio Quirpon has a selection of local photos from the the Great Northern Peninsula, as well as videos and a blog. I encourage you all to visit their site and share your thoughts.

Picture2I would like to thank the creators for sharing their talents with the world. It is these types of initiatives that will build a much stronger community, one that reaches well beyond our small populations. I look forward to spreading the word! Let’s keep historic Quirpon with a population of 75 people on the map!

Cheryl operates “Coffee in the Cove”, located in Hay Cove (population 32)  which is just minutes from L’Anse aux Meadows World UNESCO Heritage Site. Experience where the Vikings were the first Europeans to re-discover North America more than 1,000 years ago. Coffee in the Cove offers a selection of freshly brewed coffees, espressos, lattes and has a singing kitchen. On Facebook, visit their page called Coffee in the Cove.

The Great Northern Peninsula, where big things are happening in very small communities. Help spread the word!

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North

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    1. You may have to download a player. After you click listen a playlist file loads in the bottom corner. If you do not have Real Player or a supporting program it will popup and ask you to download by web program. After downloading Real Player it will just auto-load. I have been using my phone to stream it, it has real player and presented no issue.

  1. Thanks to your latest post, Radio Quirpon is coming in loud and clear to Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside our nation’s capital. Before long, people living far and wide around the world will be listening. I wish I could visit the Great Northern Peninsula, but through this station, I can enjoy it vicariously.

  2. 10:00 o’clock,pm,Sitting here enjoying Radio Quirpon and Roy Payne. I’d be lying if I said that every time I sit and listen to Radio Quirpon I haven’t shed a tear, and Roy Payne;s songs explaines why.

  3. listen to your station from Whitby on. coming in loud and clear, enjoying the songs and your information on the singers

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