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City Toronto, Ontario
Branding Vanakkam FM
Frequency 102.7 MHz (FM)
First air date 2012
Format multilingual
ERP 6.5 watts
Owner Subanasiri Vaithilingam
(105.9 FM Ltd.)

CJVF-FM was a multilingual ethnic South Asian radio station which broadcast at 102.7 MHz/FM in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Owned locally by Subanasiri Vaithilingam, the station broadcast with an effective radiated power of 6.5 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 63.4 metres), with a transmitter located on top of an apartment building near Woodside Square at Finch and McCowan in Scarborough, and studios also located in Scarborough.[1]

The license to the station was granted by the CRTC on December 7, 2011, with the stipulation that its programming consist of 60% Tamil, 20% Punjabi, 10% Filipino, and 10% English language programming.[1]

The radio station commenced broadcasting in March 2012 on 105.9 FM, though broadcasting exclusively in Tamil. The radio station was the first all-Tamil broadcaster in North America.

On November 7, 2012, Vaithilingam submitted an application to the CRTC to change CJVF-FM's frequency from 105.9 FM to 102.7 FM.[2][3] The change was required due to the sign on of neighbouring CFMS-FM in Markham, also located on 105.9 FM. The CRTC granted approval on January 30, 2014.[4] On December 18, 2014, Vaithilingam applied to move CJVF-FM again, this time from 102.7 MHz to 105.3 MHz (due to a new station sign on), as well as seeking a power increase from 7 to 24 watts (38 watts Max. ERP), raising antenna height, relocate transmitter and changing radiation pattern from non-directional to directional. This was denied by the CRTC on March 16, 2016. This resulted in the complete shutdown of the station.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-756
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-29, CJVF-FM Scarborough – Licence amendment and technical change, CRTC, January 30, 2014.
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-99, CJVF-FM Scarborough – Licence amendment and technical changes, CRTC, March 16, 2016
  6. ^ [3]

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Coordinates: 43°48′28″N 79°16′16″W / 43.80778°N 79.27111°W / 43.80778; -79.27111