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Coordinates: 43°39′19″N 79°24′54″W / 43.65520°N 79.41495°W / 43.65520; -79.41495
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Frequency100.7 MHz
BrandingCHIN Radio
First air date
1967; 57 years ago (1967)
Call sign meaning
Canada Happiness International[1] and also the Italian drinking toast cin cin.
Technical information
ERP8,500 watts[2]
HAAT420.5 meters (1,380 ft)
WebcastListen Live

CHIN-FM (100.7 MHz) is a commercial radio station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It broadcasts a Multilingual radio format and is owned by CHIN Radio/TV International. It is co-owned with CHIN 1540 AM and CHIN-1-FM at 91.9 MHz. All three stations have separate ethnic programme schedules. The studios and offices are on College Street in the Palmerston-Little Italy neighbourhood of Toronto.

CHIN-FM has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 8,500 watts. The transmitter is atop the CN Tower.


CHIN-FM's weekday programming is primarily in Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and South Asian languages. On weekends, Kurdish, Serbian, Slovenian and Caribbean programming is also heard.[3]


CHIN-FM first signed on in 1967; 57 years ago (1967). The previous year, CHIN 1540 began broadcasting ethnic programming, one of the first multilingual stations in Canada. Its owners were granted a construction permit to add an FM station in Toronto with separate ethnic programming.

CHIN-AM-FM were started by Toronto broadcaster Johnny Lombardi and his then-partner James Ditson Service, a former mayor of North York.[4][5] They saw a need for multilingual radio for Toronto's growing ethnic communities.


  1. ^ Maglio, Antonio (19 January 2003). "23 - Respect through much hard work". Spotlight. Tandem (Corriere Canadese), Multimedia Nova Corporation. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  2. ^ "FCCdata.org - powered by REC". fccdata.org.
  3. ^ https://www.chinradio.com/schedule-page-1007
  4. ^ "Lombardi buys out Service", Staff. The Globe and Mail (1936–2016); Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]18 June 1970: 10.
  5. ^ "Lombardi keeps CHIN frequency", The Globe and Mail (1936–2016); Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]07 Nov 1970: 29

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43°39′19″N 79°24′54″W / 43.65520°N 79.41495°W / 43.65520; -79.41495