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Chou (am)

City of license Montreal, Quebec
Branding CRMO Radio Middle East
Frequency 1450 kHz (AM)
First air date 1996 (SCMO); 2007 (AM)
Format multilingual
Predominantly Arabic
Power 2,000 watts
Class C
Transmitter coordinates

45°29′44.88″N 73°44′38.04″W / 45.4958000°N 73.7439000°W / 45.4958000; -73.7439000

Callsign meaning Chou (شو) means "What?" in Arabic
Owner Radio Moyen-Orient
Website CHOU 1450 AM

CHOU (Arabic: إذاعة الشرق الأوسطIdhā‘at ash-Sharq al-’Awsaṭ ; French: Radio Moyen-Orient ; English: Middle East Radio) is a multilingual Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec.

Ownership and History

CHOU broadcasts on 1450 kHz with a power of 2,000 watts as a class C station, using an omnidirectional antenna. It was originally authorized to use only 1,000 watts; the power increase was implemented after being authorized in 2008.[1]

The station is owned and operated by 9015-2018 Québec inc., an independent company doing business under the name "Radio Moyen Orient du Canada". The broadcaster received approval to broadcast by the CRTC on March 15, 2006,[2] and began broadcasting on January 18, 2007. The AM signal replaces a previous SCMO (Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operations) service located under the main carrier of CISM-FM.[3] The SCMO service went on the air in 1996.[4] The founder / owner and general manager of the station is Antoine (Tony) Karam.

The 1450 kHz frequency was previously used by CHEF, a station in Granby, approximately 60 km (37 mi) east of Montreal. That station stopped operations in 1996. [5]

On October 1, 2013, CHOU submitted an application to the CRTC for a new FM transmitter at St-Léonard, on the east end of Montreal Island. If approved, the new transmitter will operate at 104.5 MHz with 50 watts. [6]


The station has a variety format which mainly targets the local Arabic community; most of its programming is accordingly done using the various Arabic dialects including:

The station regularly covers local, artistic and religious events for many MENA (Middle East and North Africa) communities in Quebec and Canada.

CHOU also carries news and discussion programming from Voice of Lebanon and Monte Carlo Doualiya.

CHOU also runs a two hour weekly show in Armenian.


External links

  • Official website
  • Canadian Communications Foundation
  • Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHOU
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