As North America’s only South Asian owned and operated FM radio station, CMR represents the growing ethnic voice of the Greater Toronto Area. Operating at 101.3 MHz on the FM band, at an effective radiated power of 1,000 watts, CMR serves as a forum for debate, discussion and exchange of community, local, national and international news, events and culture.
The Toronto area is home to over 1.3 million immigrants and it is estimated that 43% of all new immigrants to Canada settle in the Toronto area. For its size, Toronto has three times as many immigrants as the rest of Canada , with over 100 countries represented. It is also said that each of the world’s languages is represented at least one person in the Toronto area. Servicing this cultural diversity is CMR’s specialty, as these groups continue to seek ties to their native cultures.
From its leading edge facility, CMR services 20 ethnic groups in more than 24 languages.
CMR also provides an important component of cross-cultural programming in English to bring together members of a large number of ethnic communities to discuss common issues and build cultural awareness.