About CHLY

OUr Mission

The Radio Malaspina Society is a Non-Profit organization that operates CHLY 101.7FM a campus-community radio station located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Broadcasting from the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw People, CHLY is dedicated to inform, educate, and entertain, by broadcasting inclusive, intelligent, innovative and alternative media.


The Radio Malaspina Society (RMS) is incorporated under the Societies Act of BC, and was formed specifically to apply for a radio license from the CRTC. The CRTC and Industry Canada license the Radio Malaspina Society to operate CHLY-FM as a campus-community radio station operating at 101.7 mhz with 3000 Watts ERP from a tower site located on Cottle Hill in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Learn more about our society by reading our Constitution and Bylaws and organizational policies.

While we are registered Non-Profit with the CRA and accept donations, we are not a Registered Charity and cannot offer tax receipts for donations.

Our Broadcast Community.

CHLY broadcasts to approximately 1.5 million potential listeners on the Salialsh Sea. CHLY can be heard in the majority of the mid Vancanouver Island region from the Comox Valley to the Cowichan Valley. It can also be heard in parts of the northern Sunshine Coast, the whole of the southern Sunshine Coast, and parts of the lower mainland. We can also be heard on Denman, Hornby, Texada, Lesquiti, Gabriola, Mudge, Decoursy, Valdez, Galiano, Thetis, Penelakut, Saltspring Islands.


All content published and broadcast produced by The Radio Malaspina Society is protected by copyright.

Please remember to properly cite all content shared under the fair dealing clauses of the Canadian Copyright Act. The Radio Malaspina Society reserves the right to request information and/or modification of a citation or accreditation of a work previously published or broadcast on CHLY 101.7FM or posted to it's website or social media. CHLY is licensed by SOCAN to broadcast music.


Editorial and opinions expressed on CHLY 101.7 FM are exclusively those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Radio Malaspina Society.

Additionally, the opinions expressed in advertisements appearing on CHLY 101.7 FM are those of the advertisers and not The Radio Malaspina Society unless explicitly stated.

Annual Reports

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CHLY in the Media

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Station Timeline (in development)

1994—Radio Club is formed at Malaspina Collge.

December 3rd 1997—The Radio Malaspina Society is Incorporated under the Society Act of BC.