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CHOM

City of license Montreal, Quebec
Broadcast area Greater Montreal area
Branding "CHOM 97.7"
Slogan "The Spirit of Rock"
Frequency 97.7 MHz
First air date 1963
Format classic rock
ERP 41,200 watts
Class C1
Callsign meaning Arbitrary coinage
Owner Astral Media
Sister stations CFEI, CFZZ, CHOM, CITE, CJAD, CJFM, CKMF
Website CHOM 97.7 (official website)
CHOM-FM is an English language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Owned and operated by Astral Media, it broadcasts on 97.7 MHz from the Mount Royal candelabra tower, with an effective radiated power of 41,200 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna.

The station has a classic rock format since 2002 and has had some type of rock format since 1969. It uses the brand name CHOM, pronounced as if it were a French word (that is, "shoam", IPA: /ˈʃoʊm/, rather than "tchahm" /ˈtʃɒm/).

History
CKGM-FM, as the station was originally known, was founded by Geoff Sterling as a sister station to AM station CKGM and opened on July 16, 1963. After a few weeks as a simulcast of CKGM, CKGM-FM launched a beautiful music format on September 1, 1963.

On October 28, 1969, CKGM-FM changed its format to album-oriented rock. The first song played after the format switch was Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra followed by The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun. The station would change its call sign to CHOM-FM only two years later on October 19, 1971.

In 1974, CHOM-FM proposed to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) a plan in which the station would become bilingual (English/French). The CRTC accepted this plan but only on an experimental basis that would last three years; it also blocked a plan to implement quadraphonic broadcasting. In 1977, the station was forced by the CRTC to opt between the two languages, and after considering becoming a French-language station, it finally reverted back to English fulltime.


Promotional bumper sticker distributed in the 1990s by CHOM-FM with its previously used logo.CHOM-FM became increasingly popular, and in 1979 surpassed sister station CKGM in Bureau of Broadcast Measurement ratings. Both stations were sold to CHUM Limited on August 20, 1985.

The 1993 loss of popular morning man Terry DiMonte to CJFM-FM (Mix 96), combined with new competition from American modern rock station WBTZ (better known as 99.9 The Buzz) starting in 1996, resulted in a decline in ratings which the station tried to stop by acquiring rights to the syndicated show of shock jock Howard Stern. Stern made his debut on CHOM-FM on September 2, 1997 amid much controversy as he launched himself on his very first show heard in Montreal in an anti-Francophone/anti-French tirade. His show was dumped a year later, on August 27, 1998, after numerous complaints to the CRTC about politically incorrect remarks interpreted by complainants as "sexist" and "homophobic", despite the fact that the show ran on a delay with more controversial comments being censored, which sometimes resulted in minutes of dead air. While the CRTC did not take any actions against CHOM-FM, it is generally believed that owner CHUM Limited feared other projects could be hampered by them having such a controversial host on one of their stations.

The station was sold to Standard Broadcasting, which already owned CJAD and CJFM-FM in Montreal, effective in January 2002 in exchange for Standard's CFWM-FM in Winnipeg, now Bob FM and now owned by CTVglobemedia. This ownership change was promptly followed in February by a format change to classic rock and the return of DiMonte as morning man, which resulted in ratings improvements.

Ownership changed hands again when on October 29, 2007, Astral Media took control of Standard Broadcasting and its assets.

On November 21, 2007, CHOM announced in a statement that Terry DiMonte would be leaving the radio station to pursue a career outside of Quebec, at the Calgary classic rock station Q107. His final broadcast was on November 23, 2007. DiMonte will be replaced by Rob Kemp as of November 26, 2007. DiMonte's final words were, "Au revoir et merci Montreal".


CHOM weekly line-up
Ted, Kim & Kemp in the Morning (5:30 am–10:00 am)
CHOM's Midday Show with Sharon Hyland(10:00 am–3:00 pm)
Electric Lunch Hour with Sharon Hyland (12:00 am–1:00 pm)
CHOM's Midday Show with Sharon Hyland (1:00 pm–3:00 pm)
The Pete Marier Show (3:00 pm–5:00 pm)
CHOM's Drive at Five with Pete Marier (5:00 pm–6:00 pm)
Six O'Clock Road Block Show (6:00 pm–7:00 pm)
Evenings with Bilal (7:00 pm–12 am)
Overnights Rock (12:00 am–5:30 am)

CHOM weekend line-up
Saturday

The Metal File (12:00 am–1:00 am)
CHOM ROCKS with Allison (1:00 am–6:00 am)
Pete Marier Weekend Show (6:00 am–9:00 am)
Best of Ted, Kim & Kemp (9:00 am–12:00 pm)
Tootall Weekend Show (12:00 pm–6:00 pm)
Randy Renaud Show (6:00 pm–8:00 pm)
CHOM's That 80's Show (8:00 pm–11:00 pm)
Randy Renaud Show (11:00 pm–12:00 am)
Sunday

CHOM ROCKS with Allison (12:00 am–6:00 am)
Sharon Hyland Show (6:00 am–10:00 am)
The Deep End with Nick Michaels (10 am–12:00 pm)
Tootall Weekend Show (12:00 pm–6:00 pm)
Randy Renaud (6:00 pm–7:00 pm)
CHOM's Black Cat Alley Show (7:00 pm–9:00 pm)
Made in Canada (9:00 pm–10:00 pm)
Little Steven’s Underground Garage (10:00 pm–12:00 am)

CHOM hosts
Terry DiMonte (formerly, now at Q-107 in Calgary, AB)
Robert Kemp
Ted Bird
Kim Rossi
Sharon Hyland
Pete Marier
Randy Renaud
Allison Van Rassel
Nick Michaels
Tootall
Brandon Craddock
Steven Van Zandt
Mike Metal (Mike Babins- Also the Producer of various CJAD Talk Shows)
Bilal
Serge "Would You Believe" Plaisance
Juan Rodriguez

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Post by Guylaine on Mon 21 Apr - 5:22



CHOM

City of license Montreal, Quebec
Broadcast area Greater Montreal area
Branding "CHOM 97.7"
Slogan "The Spirit of Rock"
Frequency 97.7 MHz
First air date 1963
Format classic rock
ERP 41,200 watts
Class C1
Callsign meaning Arbitrary coinage
Owner Astral Media
Sister stations CFEI, CFZZ, CHOM, CITE, CJAD, CJFM, CKMF
Website CHOM 97.7 (official website)

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Post by Guylaine on Wed 7 May - 4:38

Selon le site de la Fondation Canadienne des Communications:
http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/index3.html

1963
On July 16, Geoff Stirling launched CKGM-FM 97.7. The station simulcast CKGM-AM. Studios were at 1455 Drummond Street.

On September 16, CKGM-FM began offering programming separate from CKGM-AM. Operating in stereo, 24 hours a day, CKGM-FM provided quality music (mostly instrumentals) and sophisticated talk programs, with four brief breaks per hour.

1966
By this time CKGM-FM was operating with an effective radiated power of 41,200 watts.

1968
CKGM-AM moved to 1310 Greene Avenue in Westmount.

1969
On October 28, CKGM-FM became CHOM-FM with an album rock format.

On December 11, the application for the transfer of 1,000 common and 8,930 preferred shares of Maisonneauve Broadcasting Corp. Ltd. from Geoffrey W. Stirling to CHUM Ltd. was denied.

1972
On July 26, CHOM-FM was authorized to move its studios and offices from 1310 Greene Avenue to 1355 Greene Avenue in Westmount.

1985
CHUM Ltd. to purchased CHOM and CKGM from Maisonneuve Broadcasting Ltd. (Geoff Stirling).

1991
By this time, CHOM was operating with a power of 47,100 watts.

1998
CHOM was given permission to operate a transitional digital radio undertaking, using a transmitter installed at the Mont Royal tower in Montréal. The service would employ the EUREKA-147 digital audio broadcasting system, and operate on 1452,816 MHz with an effective isotropic radiated power of 11,724 watts.

2001
On December 20, Standard Radio Inc. (CJAD and CJFM) was given approval to purchase CHOM-FM from CHUM Limited. Standard took ownership of CHOM on February 1, 2002.

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Re: Historic of CHOM FM:

Post by Guylaine on Wed 7 May - 4:40

Une controverse au sujet de CHOM: A contreversy about CHOM:
http://www.cbsc.ca/francais/decisions/decisions/2005/050511.htm

Mise à jour:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHOM-FM
CHOM-FM

CHOM
City of license Montreal, Quebec
Broadcast area Greater Montreal area
Branding "CHOM 97.7"
Slogan "The Spirit of Rock"
First air date 1963
Frequency 97.7 MHz
Format classic rock
ERP 41,200 watts
Class C1
Callsign meaning Arbitrary coinage
Owner Astral Media
Sister stations CFEI, CFZZ, CHOM, CITE, CJAD, CJFM, CKMF
Website CHOM 97.7 (official website)

CHOM-FM is an English language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Owned and operated by Astral Media, it broadcasts on 97.7 MHz from the Mount Royal candelabra tower, with an effective radiated power of 41,200 watts (class C1) using an omnidirectional antenna.

The station has a classic rock format since 2002 and has had some type of rock format since 1969. It uses the brand name CHOM, pronounced as if it were a French word (that is, "shoam" (IPA /ʃom/) rather than "tchahm" (/tʃɑm/)).

History

CKGM-FM, as the station was originally known, was founded by Geoff Sterling as a sister station to AM station CKGM and opened on July 16, 1963. After a few weeks as a simulcast of CKGM, CKGM-FM launched a beautiful music format on September 1, 1963.

On October 28, 1969, CKGM-FM changed its format to album-oriented rock. The first song played after the format switch was Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra followed by The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun. The station would change its call sign to CHOM-FM only two years later on October 19, 1971.

In 1974, CHOM-FM proposed to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) a plan in which the station would become bilingual (English/French). The CRTC accepted this plan but only on an experimental basis that would last three years; it also blocked a plan to implement quadraphonic broadcasting. In 1977, the station was forced by the CRTC to opt between the two languages, and after considering becoming a French-language station, it finally reverted back to English fulltime.

CHOM-FM became increasingly popular, and in 1979 surpassed sister station CKGM in Bureau of Broadcast Measurement ratings. Both stations were sold to CHUM Limited on August 20, 1985.

The 1993 loss of popular morning man Terry DiMonte to CJFM-FM (Mix 96), combined with new competition from American modern rock station WBTZ (better known as 99.9 The Buzz) starting in 1996, resulted in a decline in ratings which the station tried to stop by acquiring rights to the syndicated show of shock jock Howard Stern. Stern made his debut on CHOM-FM on September 2, 1997 amid much controversy as he launched himself on his very first show heard in Montreal in an anti-Francophone/anti-French tirade. His show was dumped a year later, on August 27, 1998, after numerous complaints to the CRTC about politically incorrect remarks interpreted by complainants as "sexist" and "homophobic", despite the fact that the show ran on a delay with more controversial comments being censored, which sometimes resulted in minutes of dead air. While the CRTC did not take any actions against CHOM-FM, it is generally believed that owner CHUM Limited feared other projects could be hampered by them having such a controversial host on one of their stations.

The station was sold to Standard Broadcasting, which already owned CJAD and CJFM-FM in Montreal, effective in January 2002. This ownership change was promptly followed in February by a format change to classic rock and the return of DiMonte as morning man, which resulted in ratings improvements.

Ownership changed hands again when on October 29, 2007, Astral Media took control of Standard Broadcasting and its assets.

On November 21, 2007, CHOM announced in a statement that Terry DiMonte would be leaving the radio station to pursue a career outside of Quebec, at the Calgary classic rock station Q107. His final broadcast was on November 23, 2007. DiMonte will be replaced by Rob Kemp as of November 26, 2007. DiMonte's final words were, "Au revoir".

CHOM weekly line-up

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

* Terry, Ted and Kim in the Morning (5:30 am–10:00 am)
* CHOM's Midday Show with Sharon Hyland(10:00 am–3:00 pm)
* Electric Lunch Hour with Sharon Hyland (12:00 am–1:00 pm)
* CHOM's Midday Show with Sharon Hyland (1:00 pm–3:00 pm)
* The Pete Marier Show (3:00 pm–5:00 pm)
* CHOM's Drive at Five with Pete Marier (5:00 pm–6:00 pm)
* Six O'Clock Road Block Show (6:00 pm–7:00 pm)
* The Bilal Show (7:00 pm–12 am)
* Brandon Craddock (12:00 am–5:30 am)

Wednesday

* Terry, Ted and Kim in the Morning (5:30 am–10:00 am)
* CHOM's Midday Show with Sharon Hyland(10:00 am–3:00 pm)
* Electric Lunch Hour with Sharon Hyland (12:00 am–1:00 pm)
* CHOM's Midday Show with Sharon Hyland (1:00 pm–3:00 pm)
* The Pete Marier Show (3:00 pm–5:00 pm)
* CHOM's Drive at Five with Pete Marier (5:00 pm–6:00 pm)
* Six O'Clock Road Block Show (6:00 pm–7:00 pm)
* The Bilal Show (7:00 pm–10:00 pm)
* Off the Record (10:00 pm–11:00 pm)
* The Bilal Show (11:00 pm–12:00 am)
* Brandon Craddock (12:00 am–5:30 am)

CHOM weekend line-up

Saturday

* The Metal File (12:00 am–1:00 am)
* Pete Marier Weekend Show (6:00 am–9:00 am)
* Best of Terry, Ted and Kim (9:00 am–12:00 pm)
* Tootall Weekend Show (12:00 pm–6:00 pm)
* Randy Renaud Show (6:00 pm–8:00 pm)
* CHOM's That 80's Show (8:00 pm–11:00 pm)
* Randy Renaud Show (11:00 pm–12:00 am)
* CHOM Rocks (1:00 am–6:00 am)

Sunday

* Sharon Hyland Show (6:00 am–9:00 am)
* The Deep End with Nick Michaels (10 am–12:00 pm)
* Tootall Weekend Show (12:00 pm–6:00 pm)
* CHOM's Black Cat Alley (6:00 pm–9:00 pm)
* Made in Canada (9:00 pm–10:00 pm)
* Little Steven’s Underground Garage (10:00 pm–12:00 am)
* CHOM Rocks (12:00 am–6:00 am)

CHOM hosts

* Terry DiMonte
* Ted Bird
* Kim Rossi
* Sharon Hyland
* Pete Marier
* Randy Renaud
* Nick Michaels
* Tootall
* Joe Benson
* Brandon Craddock
* Steven Van Zandt
* Mike Metal (Mike Babins- Also the Producer of various CJAD Talk Shows)
* Bilal

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Post by Guylaine on Wed 7 May - 4:42

Petite correction ici le 17 novembre 1971 CKGM FM changed it's called letters to become CHOM FM to be distinguished to it's mother station CKGM and the very first song played was in fact Here come the sun from The Beatles.CHOM celebrated its fifteenth anniversary of changing its called letter by a reunion on november 17th 1986 by inviting Denis Grondin,Angus Mc Kay,Douglas Pringle and The live Earl Jive at this anniversary day they played the same music format of 1971 playing a song one after an other and so on and I taped all that special event it was a very special day for me!

At that time the announcers made their own music programm so it was easier for a listener to know what time they should hear their favorite music!They had,each of them their own stle for example Denis Grondin was a quiet rock announcer he played a lot of Cat steven and quiet music of that era and for Angus Mc Kay it was jazzy .for édoug Pringle the director of the announcers of CHOM he played music up to date of that time and The live Earl Jive played psychadelical music like King Krimson,Deep Purple, Frank Zappa and companies.

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