Radio Voces Latinas 1610 AM
CHHA is a radio station in Toronto, Ontario, owned and operated by the San Lorenzo Latin American Community.
CHHA is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 1610 AM in Toronto, Ontario. Owned and operated by the San Lorenzo Latin American Community, the station airs a Spanish language community radio format branded as Voces Latinas, along with some programming in English, Italian, Portuguese and Tagalog.
CHHA’s studios are located on Wenderly Drive in the Glen Park neighbourhood of Toronto, while its transmitter is located in the Port Lands neighbourhood at Toronto’s waterfront. Its signal is pointed westward to protect CHRN in Montreal and travelers’ information stations (TIS) in the United States.
CHHA is the highest-powered station in North America to use the 1610 frequency, which is otherwise reserved for TIS in the U.S.
The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in 2003, and launched on November 25, 2004.
Who We Are
Before 2003, the Latin American community in Toronto needed a real platform, besides the written media, for its members to be able to express their opinions, share their aspirations, and give voice to their needs. On the other hand, at that time, the existing radio initiatives were considerably restricted given the limited time of their transmission.
Looking into the Future
Radio Voces Latinas has worked diligently together with community organizations, diplomatic missions, NGOs and government agencies in the dissemination and implementation of a series of programs for the benefit of the Spanish-speaking community in Ontario. In the same fashion, the radio has managed to establish important contacts with Federal, Provincial and Municipal Parliamentary Members, and has learned to position itself as the main communication channel between the three levels of government and the community in order to achieve the execution of many social inclusivity programs.