CHUO 89.1 FM is an independent, community-powered and listener-supported radio station with the extra juice of uOttawa undergrads!

Since 1991, we’ve been proudly playing whatever we want. Not bound by a single genre of music, CHUO invites our listeners on a journey of discovery. CHUO is radio that speaks your language. We open up conversations with the community – delving into issues and events in a new and different light. CHUO is defined by our contributors, creating top quality programming relevant to the community. We make radio worth listening to.

We Know Community

At the core of it, that’s what CHUO 89.1 FM is all about: supporting creative development in the city, promoting cultural events, showcasing local music, and encouraging local, independent business across Ottawa.

Who are we?

We are Canada’s first bilingual licensed independent radio station. We broadcast from the heart of the city with a terrestrial range of over 100 kms and, of course, busting through the space and time boundaries with our on-demand, streaming, and iPhone app listening options! We support the work of BIPOC members in our community, from artists to activists, volunteer contributors and our small but engaged staff who work collaboratively to elevate underrepresented voices in our community.