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Student referendum votes to cut funding to campus radio station CHUO – CBC

Oct 17, 2023

Too early to say whether station at University of Ottawa will close, says acting station manager

The University of Ottawa’s independent campus radio station, CHUO 89.1FM, is losing the funding it gets from students after they voted to end a levy.

CHUO, a non-profit without charity status, has been in operation since 1991. On its website, it describes itself as elevating “underrepresented voices in our community.”

In a byelection that ended on Oct. 13, students voted to end funding as of September 2024.

CHUO acting station manager Grant Stein said the levy of about $5 per student, per term adds up to about $360,000 to $380,000 per year for the station.

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