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 provides a range of community-based programming including a live morning show, sports updates, and feature programs — all produced by Pickering College 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 has also developed a communications technology course on Radio and Audio Production, which is unique to Pickering College.
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Learn more about the history of radio 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.
CHOP FM Schedule
Thank you CRFC
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.
CHOP FM also has a number of programs hosted and produced by members of the York Region community. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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