03/08/2013 04:03 EST | Updated 05/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Newfoundland government supports community radio station on Bell Island

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland government is spending $15,000 to support a community radio station on Bell Island.

Rural Development Minister Keith Hutchings says the money will be used to buy equipment for Radio Bell Island, which is run by volunteers.

Hutchings says the station will promote the unique culture and heritage of Bell Island, which is in eastern Newfoundland's Conception Bay.

The FM station also receives support from the town of Wabana — the largest community on the island — and St. Michael's Regional High School.