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January 18, 2022 8:21 pm  #1


CHIM FM 101.7 Toronto

Just noticed what appears to be a new FM signal in Toronto on 101.7FM with decent coveage of Toronto and west GTA up to Burlington on a car radio.  As per their website at http://www.chimfm.com/index.html they also claim to have a transmitter in Hamilton but it does not seem to be on the air at this time.

They are carrying religious programming mostly provided by EWTN radio and apparently had applied to operate on 106.3 FM back in 2000 but got denied by the CRTC.  Based on their past compliance issues with the CRTC ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHIM-FM ), it seems they are operating with only IC certification for their VFU545 101.7 transmitter and no CRTC licence.

 

January 18, 2022 8:34 pm  #2


Re: CHIM FM 101.7 Toronto

Maybe it's just my location, but I don't hear anything on either the Toronto or Hamilton frequencies. 

 

January 18, 2022 8:46 pm  #3


Re: CHIM FM 101.7 Toronto

CHIM Timmins had its licence pulled way back in 2012.....https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-589.htm

But, in april 2021, a christian station was licenced to Christ Evangelistic Association Inc serving scarborough on 105.3.  that's the best i can come up with. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/ermm.png

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2021/2021-142.htm

That decision followed a call for comments/applications
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2020/2020-203.htm
 

Last edited by splunge (January 18, 2022 8:47 pm)

 

January 18, 2022 8:46 pm  #4


Re: CHIM FM 101.7 Toronto

Also, talk about possibly sowing confusion - you've got CHIN-FM (with an "N") at 100.7 and apparently CHIM-FM (with an "M") at 101.7. I suppose listeners would know the difference by the programming, but still, both of those in the same market are a bit too close for comfort. 

 

January 19, 2022 8:56 am  #5


Re: CHIM FM 101.7 Toronto

There is no 101.7 licensed for the GTA

 

January 19, 2022 11:15 am  #6


Re: CHIM FM 101.7 Toronto

Depending on where you are in Toronto, you just might pick up Buffalo's Catholic radio station.
https://streema.com/radios/WLOF  WLOF 101.7 FM  


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