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102.7 CHOP FM

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. 

For any musicians looking to submit music files, we ask that you provide a download link for these files such as Dropbox, Google, etc., to

News Release

August 11, 2023 (NEWMARKET, ON): The CRTC has approved Pickering College’s application for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language community FM radio station in Newmarket. 

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102.7 CHOP FM Radio

Since 2007, CHOP FM has played a vital role within the wider Newmarket community, featuring music in the alternative, rock, pop, jazz, and folk categories. It also broadcasts student and volunteer-hosted programming of local interest that relates to social, economic, and community issues.

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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

CHOP FM Feature

CHOP FM is proud to present this month's feature segment: Theatre Tales - Live For Today - Oh Really? An original radio drama written by Newmarket resident Rod Urquhart and performed by Rod Urquhart and James Osborne. 

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.

Community Volunteers

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


If your business or organization would like to advertise on our radio station, or want information on our rates, contact us