Get your donations in… we want you to win a prize!

Wow! We made it! We expend so much energy in doing the fundrive it is hard to keep it going for the next step…encouraging you to make good on your pledges. We all know how busy life can get and no one means to forget. Hopefully our fabulous ticket prizes are enough incentive to get […]


Spring FUNDRIVE Total! $15,101.70!! We Reached our Goal!

  We are so thrilled to announce that we reached our goal and it’s all because of the support of this wonderful community!! There is still a chance to be entered into the draw for the festival passes if you pay your pledge or donate before May 4th! So if you haven’t had a chance to […]


CHLY gets live this summer!!

ATTENTION LOCAL MUSICIANS and VISUAL PERFORMERS: CHLY is pleased to be hosting a series of outdoor concerts at different locations downtown throughout the summer and we are searching for the right talent to fit each event!! We are very gifted with amazing talent and culture here on Vancouver Island and we want to give you […]


Spring Fund Drive 2015 Update ($13,813.25 / $15,101.70)

$1,288.45 to go! WWW.CHLY.CA/DONATE Dear CHLY FM Listeners We need you to dig deep for CHLY FM. Our Spring 2015 Fund Drive goal of $15,101.70 IS NOT a soft goal—it’s the bare MINIMUM of what we need to make our radio station function successfully. Without hitting our target, CHLY FM cannot focus on making great […]


Prizes for Sustain CHLY Spring 2015!

These prizes have been generously donated to CHLY by valuable business partners in our broadcast community. GRAND PRIZE—The CHLY Summer Sound Festival Vacation Package 2 PASSES to the Otalith Festival—August 21 to 22—Ucluelet BC (West coast of Vancouver Island) 2 PASSES to the Diversity Festival—July 23 to 27—Texada Island BC (Sunshine Coast–Gulf Island) 2 PASSES to the Atmosphere Gathering—August 14 […]


Keep CHLY on the AIR! (click here to watch)

Check out this fresh fund drive video made by CHLY volunteer and programmer Nicholas Holt starring long time CHLY member Guy Incanada! Let’s get this viral! Share CHLY! #LoveWhereYouLive? #SupportCommunityRadio


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Notice from the Board of Directors of the Radio Malaspina Society: Our tentative meeting for Thursday the 19th has been rescheduled to April 16th. This is due to conflicting schedules—work, end of the school year, and family life. This meeting will held at its regular location in the Blue room of the Acme Food Co at […]


Thursday March 12th Board Meeting.

Tonight’s Board Meeting tonight is cancelled due to a lack of quorum due to illness. The meeting has been pushed back tentatively to next Thursday pending board member availability. Apologies for any inconvenience.


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Top 30 New releases for the week ending Feb 17, 2015

1 VARIOUS* Fourteen for Fourteen: Indie Victoria 2014 (Baffled Octopi)
2 MOTHER MOTHER* Very Good Bad Thing (Universal)
3 TELEPATH Between the Devil and the Black Dirt Floor (Self-Released)
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The Raygun Cowboys!

101.7FM CHLY and The Amazing Hair Studio Presents The Raygun Cowboys! For the first time ever in Nanaimo! One of Canada’s most iconic Rockabilly bands, The Raygun Cowboys will play an early show at the Queens on Friday April 24th, with their high energy Badass rockabilly that gets people on the dance floor from the […]


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February 13th Is World Radio Day

  World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. Join the celebration! Celebrating Radio From news and public debate to music […]


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A sound constitution has been working hard at getting everything ready for our first show on January 29th. We have begun recording promo’s, commercials, and pre-recording clips for our show. With Jennifer’s help, we have built a survey in hopes that we can further understand our audience, find who our target population is, when they […]


Kytami plays for CHLY!! With guests DJ ALL GOOD & Wax Organix

Thursday Jan 29th @ The Queens Hotel Doors @ 9pm sharp   KYTAMI KYTAMI is a “violinistextremist.” If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only a violin bow… but what more does she need? Apparently nothing at all, as Kytami […]


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8th Annual Chinese New Year & Robbie Burns Day Celebration

Robbie Burns & Chinese New Year Celebration Event Join us for our 8th annual Robbie Burns and Chinese New Year’s celebration! Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4 to 7 pm Bowen Park Auditorium, Nanaimo Entertainment includes: – Scottish Bag Pipe & drum band – “Address to the Haggis” in Burns, Mandarin & Cantonese – Scottish Highland […]


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Year in Review: Top 100 New Releases played this year.

28,543 music tracks played this year during the 18 hr reporting day.
6135 tracks were marked as new releases. (defined as within 6 months of the official release).
In aggregate the genres of the new music tell you a little about what you are more likely to hear on CHLY (songs of a feather flock together, so to speak). I can’t say that it really tells you much more than that. It is still a fun list to look at.


Heart & Soul Fall Fundrive PRIZE DRAW WINNERS!!

Fall Fundrive Prize Draw Winners   1st Prize- Programmer Donation Complete set of Ladies Cobra right handed golf clubs with NIKE golf bag, golf umbrella and one dozen colourful golf balls value of 500$ WINNER: Doris None 2ND Prize- programmer Donation Complete set of Men’s Teardrop left handed gold clubs with matching gold bag and […]


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam (rest in peace)

It is with great sadness that we have to report the recent passing of one of our original show hosts and friend Fergus Foley. His show Third Stone from the Sun was heard for the first 10 years of CHLY’s existence (plus another year on the internet before we got our license). Every week he took us on a folk/world trip around the globe.
Our deep condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed.
Slán agus beannacht leat Fergus
(Gaelic: Goodbye and blessings on you )

As our way of honouring his memory we will be playing highlights of his work on Third Stone on Saturdays from 2pm – 4pm until the end of the year.


California Reggae Band BURNT shows their CHLY Love!!

Did you get to hear California reggae band BURNT live on Redzone Reggae back in early summer? If you missed it don’t worry because the band had such an amazing time they decided to make a live album based on the experience they had here at CHLY! Check it out and download it for yourself! http://www.burntmusic.com/burnt-backstage.html […]


Programming Update!

    Programming Update   Hey all you awesome CHLY listeners, supporters of community campus radio and public voices! If you haven’t heard yet exciting changes have been happening on our airwaves this summer!   Monday night dance parties on CHLY every week from 8pm-1am! Starting it off is the Laurent Schark Selections hailing from […]


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Purchase a “mention” on CHLY 101.7 FM

A CHLY mention is a 10-12 second recorded segment in which listeners can have almost any message they want broadcast once a week. An example message could be

“This hour is brought to you by John Tesh. Reminding you that easy listening music is the only way to go.”

Local business can also purchase a mention as well. An example message could be.

“This hour is brought to you by, John’s Plumbing on Texada Island. Specializing in removing the crap from your toilette. Call John at 555-555-5555″

Some restrictions apply. For more details please email sales@chly.ca or call 250 716 3410


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CHLY Wish List

CHLY 101.7fm in Nanaimo, a listener-supported, volunteer-driven community-based campus radio station, is always willing to consider donations from the community. Volunteer labour is a key to our survival, since it is through member volunteers’ donations of their time that we are able to function with a small budget. We are able to turn each dollar […]


The Radio Malaspina Society

The people of Radio Malaspina (CHLY 101.7 FM) are committed to engaging our listeners with an inclusive, intelligent and innovative alternative media experience. We encourage personal responsibility in all levels of community. We are a campus- and community-supported forum and stage for the voices of Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, the Islands and beyond.


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