Radio Humsafar

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Radio Humsafar is a radio network providing South Asian programming to over 2 million listeners in several major cities around the world. Radio Humsafar's programming is broadcast in the United States, Canada, India, Australia and over the internet worldwide.[1] It was launched in Montreal in July 2000 and is currently heard on radio stations across Canada, India, Australia and the United States. The station broadcasts family oriented programming with a mix of news, music, current issues, comedy shows, kids programs and talk shows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The evening talk show hosted by Jasvir Sandhu is currently its most popular program.

Radio Humsafar can also be heard via satellite in North America using a DVB receiver via Telesat Anik F1 satellite.

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Radio Humsafar owns Laval, Quebec-based radio station CJLV 1570 AM; that station carries a French-language full-service format, including oldies music, talk programs and news updates throughout the day.

On March 16, 2011, Radio Humsafar would pursue a second radio station in the Montreal area when it applied with the CRTC to operate a terrestrial ethnic radio station in Montreal, which would have operated at 1400 kHz with a universal transmitter power of 1,000 watts.[2] On May 10, 2011, the application was withdrawn, for unknown reasons. [3] Radio Humsafar would reapply again, this time at 1610 kHz, also broadcasting at 1,000 watts at all times; this application was approved by the CRTC on May 16, 2014.[4] This station, whose call letters will be CHRN, will serve as a flagship for the Radio Humsafar network.

On October 21, 2015, Radio Humsafar received a license for a new radio station in the Toronto suburb of Brampton, Ontario, which will broadcast on 1350 kHz.[5]


  1. ^ Radio Humsafar website "About us" section Archived 2006-01-12 at
  2. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-188
  3. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-188-6
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-241, Commercial ethnic radio stations in Montréal, CRTC, May 16, 2014
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-471, Licensing of new radio stations to serve Brampton, CRTC, October 21, 2015

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