CHUO-FM, Campus, Ottawa

Radio Ottawa Inc. (University of Ottawa)

CHUO-FM199189.13,200Radio Ottawa Inc. (University of Ottawa)


On January 27, the Students’ Union of the University of Ottawa was granted an AM carrier current licence to operate on 670 kHz.


On November 9, approval was given for Radio Ottawa Inc. to operate a new (English & French) student FM station at Ottawa. It would operate on a frequency of 89.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 3,200 watts, and would replace carrier current student station CFUO serving the University of Ottawa residences.


CHUO 89.1 officially signed on the air on May 31. The UO in the call letters: University of Ottawa. The station was to have launched sooner but complications arose in negotiations to share the Camp Fortune transmitter site. 


Community broadcaster CKCU-FM planned to launch a digital radio signal within 18 months. The transmitter was to be provided by Rogers Broadcasting (which was also donating this equipment to the other two non-commercial broadcasters in Ottawa – CHUO and CKDJ). CKCU would also develop digital datacast applications for use by other community radio broadcasters, partnered with Rogers and Logonetics Inc.


On August 13 the CRTC renewed CHUO-FM’s licence until August 31, 2014.

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