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Music, information, community. That’s CHUO.

We are NOT your traditional radio station. We are THE community radio station.

For over 20 YEARS we’ve been playing nothing but the best in indie-rock, folk, funk, reggae, hip hop, jazz, blues, country, rock, classical, ska, punk, soul, Motown and more. We offer a new, refreshing flavour of music from local, independent, underground and emerging artists to tickle every one of your musical taste buds. We play tunes that you probably won’t know the words to… we feature artists you’ve probably never heard of… we make radio worth listening to.

We are the voice of the community. We talk about things you care about. We represent the various facets that make up our beautiful community……We are CHUO FM 89.1by the people for the people!

Radio Active

CHUO is defined by our volunteers. These dedicated individuals devote their time to creating top quality programming, continually re-establishing CHUO’s identity. We broadcast in over 10 different languages and have a listenership that spans overseas. Weekly shows are produced and hosted by members of, among many, the Spanish, Caribbean, Bosnian, Ethiopian, Indian, Somali, Romanian communities, reflecting the multicultural life of our national capital.

After broadcasting on cable and on campus since 1984, CHUO was granted an FM license by the CRTC, and settled in to its space at 89.1 FM on May 31, 1991.

Here are some of the things we are working on:

strategic plan 2011-2014

Strategic goals 2015-2018

You can contact us by phone, e-mail or mail.

The office is open 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday.

Main Office (general inquiries):
(613) 562-5965

On-Air Studio & Request Line:

Call in or text (613) 562-5967

Station Manager:
Erin Flynn, erin[at]
(613) 562-5800 ext. 2719

Program Director:
Emmanuel Sayer, prog[at]
(613) 562-5800 ext. 2724
Send over your interview requests, media advisory & press releases here.

Ads and Partnerships:
Erin Flynn, erin[at]
(613) 562-5965

Music Department:
Submitting music? Click here first!

Webmaster & Junior Programmer:
Xavier Landreville, webmaster[at]

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CHUO 89.1 FM 65 University Pvt. Suite 0038 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9A5 CANADA

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We are located on the University of Ottawa campus, on the bottom floor of the Morisset Library. To get there, enter Morisset Library through the side entrance (on University Priv.), take the elevator down to level ’00’, turn right, and follow the signs.

CHUO Board of Directors

Regular Members

Community Representative: Wassim Garzouzi – (President)

Community Representative:

University of Ottawa Representative:  Nadine Guervin – (Treasurer)

Anglophone Volunteer Representative:  Greg Kampf-

Francophone Volunteer Representative: Jean-Marie Vianney-

Student Federation of the University of Ottawa Representative:

Student Federation of the University of Ottawa Representative:

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

CHUO Station Manager: Erin Flynn

CHUO Program Director: Emmanuel Sayer

The most recent by-laws were adopted at our AGM and will be posted soon. Here are the by-laws circa 1990.

Bylaws – EN – 1990

Here is the most recent amendment vis-à-vis the AGM membership:

AGM CHUO 2010-2011

CHU04 20100430 Financial Statements

CHU04 20110430 Financial statements