CHUO 89.1 FM is an independent, community-powered and listener-supported radio station.

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.

Did you know we offer podcast services for businesses? Learn more about our teaching and production services here.

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.

We also provide podcast packages for those looking to develop their content. Contact us for custom pricing on the following services:

DIY podcast

  • Guidance on setting up your own studio
  • Editorial standards, interviewing, packaging, and hosting options
  • Support package as you start you produce your first shows
  • Optional coaching package for a term period to get you on your way

Production package

  • Recording and editorial services for your podcast
  • Production, packaging, and uploading
  • Additional coaching, guidance, writing services available

We design a custom package based on your podcasting wishes and needs.

For more information, contact: [email protected] and request a custom quote. Please include as much information on your idea as possible and a member of our team will contact you.

Who are we?

We are Canada’s only 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.