Good-Bye CHRY: “Urban alternative” opted over diversity in CHRY’s unexpected rebranding to VIBE 105


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Previous volunteers, York University students, programmers, and other members of the Jane and Finch community mourn the loss of CHRY which was once proudly celebrated as the “leading source of diversity” in Toronto. On April 30th 2015, all volunteers of CHRY were unexpectedly dismissed as the station unilaterally chose to rebrand as VIBE 105, a music station dedicated to a new urban alternative format. The #savechry campaign  was created consequently to hold the station accountable to the community and still allow the station to be accessible by the community. In a recent interview with Brother Sankofa – a radio programmer at CHRY, and local community activist- the consequences of this change will be discussed as well as the ongoing campaign.


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