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City Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast area National Capital Region
Branding CHIN Ottawa
Frequency 97.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 2003
Format multi-language
ERP 6.77 kW
HAAT 117.5 m
Class B1
Callsign meaning C Johnny BarbaLinardo Lombardi (company founder)
Owner CHIN Radio/TV International
(Radio 1540 Limited)
Webcast Windows Media stream
Website www.chinradioottawa.com

CJLL-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts multilingual community programming at 97.9 FM in Ottawa, Ontario, with studios located on Murray Street in Ottawa, while its transmitter is located in downtown Ottawa.


On October 4, 2001, the CRTC approved the application by CHIN Radio/TV International, the owner of the multilingual stations CHIN and CHIN-FM in Toronto, for a broadcasting licence for a specialty FM ethnic radio station in the National Capital Region at 97.9 MHz. [1] The station was launched in 2003. Although CJLL has a very different call sign than its Toronto sibling stations, it shares their branding as CHIN Ottawa.

CJLL airs programming in over 20 languages, serving up to 40 different cultural communities. Mornings feature programming primarily in Arabic and Italian, while Spanish and Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin) programming airs in the evenings. On evenings and weekends CHIN airs programming in Caribbean, Dutch, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian, Hindi, Hungarian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Urdu.

As of November 6, 2011, CJLL-FM was one of the radio stations that simulcasts the programs of China Radio International, a state-run radio broadcaster in the People's Republic of China. [2]

On February 10, 2016, CJLL-FM has dropped the simulcast of China Radio International in the evening and overnight hours and replaced it with dance music formatted programming originating from an internet broadcaster "DJFM Toronto."


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2001-625, New ethnic FM station for Ottawa/Hull, CRTC, October 4, 2001
  2. ^ Relays Across America

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Coordinates: 45°25′09″N 75°42′18″W / 45.41917°N 75.70500°W / 45.41917; -75.70500