CHIN is the first multicultural/multilingual station to be established in Ontario. It is the pioneer in multicultural radio broadcasting and has led the way for similar broadcast operations to be established in other communities.
CHIN is not only “unique in Toronto,” but now also “unique in Ottawa/Gatineau”. CHIN Ottawa CJLL 97.9FM began its unique multicultural/multilingual style of broadcasting to the Ottawa/Gatineau region in October 2003, and is the very first third language radio service in our nation’s capital.
CHIN reaches out in over 30 languages to more than 30 cultural communities in the greater metropolitan Toronto and southern Ontario areas on CHIN AM1540/FM100.7, and over 18 languages and cultures in the Ottawa/Gatineau region on 97.9FM CJLL. The contribution of CHIN to the cause of multiculturalism, understanding and tolerance between people of many national, racial and religious origins has been recognized and acknowledged throughout Canada.
CHIN radio programming is also available via satellite across North America on Anik F1, Ku-Band, Transponder l8 (digital format) to the many cities and towns it is unable to reach by radio. With CHIN programming available for down-linking from satellite, cable systems outside the CHIN Radio broadcast radius are now offering CHIN radio programming to their communities via CableFM.