About Us

CHCR 102.9 FM & 104.5 FM, Canadian Homegrown Community Radio, is a community radio station broadcasting with an ERP of 33 watts at 102.9 Mhz from our studio in downtown Killaloe, Ontario and rebroadcasting with an ERP of 35 watts at 104.5 Mhz from somewhere in the hills of Wilno. Click here to read about our history!

Mission Statement

  • To provide a hub of communication and feedback for the upper Bonnechere and Madawaska river basins.
  • To encourage and stimulate discussion, and exchange of, ideas relating to the self reliant pioneering spirit that brought, and continues to make year round life rich, in this rugged land.
  • To encourage and present local artists and performers in their craft.
  • To provide a global context and understanding to our local experience.
  • To provide a forum for the presentation of opinions and observations of individuals and groups to the area.
  • To provide an opportunity for people to learn and apply the skills of, operating a radio station, doing journalism and reporting, and bringing people’s thoughts to form and action.
  • To provide access to alternative genres of music.

Businesses using music “Licensed to Play” with new SOCAN program

SOCAN has launched an awareness-raising “Licensed to Play” program for the more than 125,000 organizations across Canada that put music to work to make their business better.

The “Licensed to Play” graphic symbolizes respect for music creation, fair play and fun, and will be incorporated into all SOCAN licensing efforts throughout the year – and beyond. This is a multi-faceted campaign to recognize the establishments and venues that enjoy and respect music by paying their licence fees.

See more at: www.socan.ca

Website Hosting by Vianet

Vianet is a CHCR sponsor and provides our radio station with website hosting and email services, and we thank them for their long time support!!

Check out Vianet for a wide variety of services including hi speed internet, fax over internet, home and business phone plans and a wide variety of other business communication options. www.vianet.ca

Adopt A Road

Keeping regional roadsides free of garbage and debris is one of the many ways we can all contribute to our vision of creating healthy and vibrant communities. ADOPT-A-ROAD in Renfrew County is a sponsorship program where ambitious and community minded individuals or groups show their commitment to the environment by helping remove roadside litter.

CHCR has adopted a small stretch of highway on Round Lake Road and is gathering volunteers from both the membership holders as well as CHCR DJs to help clean up the litter alongside the road to help keep our community beautiful.

If you would like to volunteer for one afternoon please contact us!