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City Ottawa, Ontario
Broadcast area Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Frequency 1630 kHz
Format Airport Information
Power 99 watts
Class LP (low power)

CHYW is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts airport, tourist and traffic information at 1630 kHz/AM from the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The station broadcasts at a power of 99 watts from the MacDonald-Cartier International Airport.

The station was given approval by the CRTC on February 14, 2001.[1]


On April 20, 2012, an unrelated company to the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport Authority, known as Papoo Holdings Inc. was denied a licence to operate a new ethnic/multilingual format on the AM frequency of 1630 kHz, the same frequency currently used by CHYW. [2]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2001-67, New low-power information service, CRTC, February 14, 2001
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-231, Ethnic commercial AM radio station in Ottawa, CRTC, April 20, 2012

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Coordinates: 45°19′25″N 75°39′59″W / 45.32363°N 75.66634°W / 45.32363; -75.66634