GROUPE CHCR

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WELCOME TO 105.1 MIKE FM, Multiculturalism at its best!

Radio Culture Fusion brought to you by: Groupe CHCR

In 1955 John Daperis broadcasted his first Greek language program over the airwaves of CHLP Montreal’s French language radio station at the time. His journey as producer and host of a multicultural radio show included broadcasts from original stations CHRS-St-Jean D’Iberville and CJSO-Sorel.

By 1966 Montreal’s thriving Hellenic community was ready for more Greek programming and welcomed its first daily Greek language radio service when John and his wife Hélène Daperis launched Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio (CHCR).

This service offered specialized Greek programming on a closed-circuit cable network, in otherwords today’s subscriber radio.

In February 2003 CHCR cable radio station applied to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to obtain a commercial over the air FM license for a radio station to serve the greater Montreal area. The application was heard along with other major broadcasters and a license for 105.1 FM was eventually granted to CHCR.

On March 16, 2004, 105.1 FM began testing its signal from its transmitter on Mount Royal and launched on April 17, 2004.

Groupe CHCR’s strength lies in its direct access to the diversified cultural communities in the greater Montreal area. The station thrives on its unique local programming which reflects Montreal’s worldly flair attracting listeners of every background.

Cultural diversity brought to you by 105.1

CKDG 105.1 FM later evolved into MIKE FM, the English bloke who married into a multicultural family. The MIKE format has been carried over into our third language programming with live hosts, news, traffic, sports and classic hits from the countries and languages we feature.

In 2007 a second license was granted to Groupe CHCR for 106, 3 FM in Montreal. CKIN FM was launched in the summer of 2010.

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John et Hélène Daperis