We prefer digital submissions!
Digital submissions in MP3 format can be sent to submissions[at]chuo.fm however we prefer receiving full albums or EPs rather than a few random songs. Artists from Ottawa/Gatineau please include “Local Artist” in the subject field. Please include some biographical information, suggested album tracks and any other relevant information.
Once we’ve received your album, our music department contributors and staff will review it to ensure that it’s appropriate for our library. As a local independent radio station, CHUO aims to broadcast music that is not generally promoted by the mainstream media, and we do take this into account when we are reviewing music.
CHUO is a freeform radio station, which means that the programmers are volunteers and they have the freedom to choose the music that they play. We don’t have rotations or playlists. So once your album has been added to our music library, it’s all up to the hosts. Our job is to make music available to the programmers, not to tell them what to play.
We do our tracking via a weekly email. If you’d like to know if your release was accepted and if it made it to our charts please sign up!