CHOP-FM, Campus – Pickering College Radio, Newmarket

Pickering College Corporation

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On February 1, the CRTC granted a licence to Pickering College Corporation for a very low-power instructional campus FM radio station at Newmarket. The new station would operate from Pickering College on a frequency of 102.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 5 watts. The applicant proposed to broadcast 28 hours of programming per week as part of its Communications Technology course. The station would offer a wide range of music, including rock, pop, dance, acoustic, world beat, jazz, blues and international music. It would provide in-depth training for students and teachers in all aspects of radio broadcasting skills and regulations. The students enrolled in its Communications Technology course would produce programming under the guidance of their teachers. 

102.7 CHOP FM signed on the air on September 28 at 1:00 p.m. The launch show was hosted to 1050 CHUM’s Gord James and it recognized the generosity of Jim Waters, parent of two Pickering graduates and former Chairman of CHUM Limited. Studios and offices were at 16945 Bayview Avenue.

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