CHIN-FM

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CHIN-FM
CHIN Radio.png
Frequency100.7 MHz
BrandingCHIN Radio
Programming
FormatMultilingual
Ownership
Owner
CHIN, CHIN-1-FM
History
First air date
1967; 55 years ago (1967)
Call sign meaning
"CHIN" is pronounced like the Italian drinking toast cin, it can also refer to CHINa
Technical information
ClassC1
ERP8,500 watts[1]
HAAT420.5 meters (1,380 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitechinradio.com

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.

Programming[edit]

CHIN-FM's weekday programming is primarily in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and South Asian languages. On weekends, Kurdish, Serbian, Slovenian and Caribbean programming is heard.

History[edit]

CHIN-FM first signed on in 1967; 55 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.[2][3] They saw a need for multilingual radio for Toronto's growing ethnic communities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cdbs.recnet.net/fmq.php?facid=&call=CHIN-FM&ccode=2&latd=&lond=&city=&state=&country=US&zip=&party=&party_type=LICEN&fac_type=ALL
  2. ^ "Lombardi buys out Service", Staff. The Globe and Mail (1936-2016); Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]18 June 1970: 10.
  3. ^ "Lombardi keeps CHIN frequency", The Globe and Mail (1936-2016); Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]07 Nov 1970: 29

External links[edit]

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