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Pickering College is the only JK-Grade 12 school in Canada with a CRTC-licensed radio station, 102.7 CHOP FM.

102.7 CHOP FM is a CRTC-licensed, student-operated radio station serving Pickering College and the wider Newmarket community. Broadcasting from New House on the Pickering College campus, this fully functioning radio station will provide a range of community-based programming including a live morning show, sports updates, and feature programs -- all produced by Pickering students.

The radio station is one of Pickering College's unique features, giving students the opportunity to become on-air hosts, producers, editors and interviewers, as they help manage the station’s day-to-day operations.

The school also has a communications technology course on Radio and Audio Production that was developed at Pickering College and can’t be found anywhere else.

For any musicians submitting music files, we ask that you provide a download link (Dropbox, Google, etc.) rather than attach the file to an email. Please email the link to chopfm@pickeringcollege.on.ca

CHOP FM Schedule


7 a.m. - 9 p.m.ROTATION - Indie, alternative, rock and pop
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.Shake 'Em On Downer
10 p.m. - 11 p.m.Jazz Music
11 p.m. - Midnight Rotation


7 a.m. - 9 p.m. ROTATION - Indie, alternative, rock and pop
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.Laid Back Downer
10 p.m. - Midnight Rotation


7 a.m. - 11 a.m. ROTATION - Indie, alternative, rock and pop
11 a.m. - NoonBefore Noon Zoo Crew
Noon - 5:30 p.m.Rotation
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.ARTSTALK
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Rotation
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Nerds of the North
9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.Rotation
10 p.m. - 11 p.m.Blues Music
11 p.m. - MidnightRotation


7 a.m. - Midnight ROTATION - Alternative, indie, rock and pop


7 a.m. - 9 p.m.ROTATION - Alternative, indie, pop and rock
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.Literary Cafe
10 p.m. - 11 p.m.Electronic Music
11 p.m. - MidnightRotation


7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ROTATION - Alternative, indie, rock and pop
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.Independent & Local Musicians
6 p.m. - MidnightRotation


7 a.m. - 9 a.m. ROTATION - Alternative, indie, rock and pop
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.Classical Music
11 a.m. - MidnightRotation

THANK YOU to the Community Radio Foundation of Canada (CRFC) for their kind support of 102.7 CHOP-FM!

The Community Radio Fund of Canada is the national not-for-profit funding body for the growth and sustainability of campus and community radio. More than 170 community-based radio stations across Canada make up the community-owned, volunteer-driven sector of Canadian broadcasting.

The CRFC helps develop and enrich this vital broadcasting sector to ensure local, public-access radio for Canadian communities.

For more information on the CRFC, see www.communityradiofund.org/

Listen to 102.7 CHOP FM online!


Find us on TuneIn!

"On Air" outlines the radio history at Pickering College, as well as the story of CHOP FM. It was produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker, and Pickering College alumnus, Brian Purdy '56.
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