Fonds C 258 - CHIN Radio/TV International fonds

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CHIN Radio/TV International fonds

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CA ON00009 C 258

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  • 1979-1991 (Creation)

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35 videocassettes (ca. 17 hrs.)

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CHIN Radio/Television International, Inc. produces multicultural programming for broadcast in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Incorporated in 1964, CHIN is composed of television facilities and two radio stations, AM 1540 and FM 100.7. The organization was established in 1965 by Johnny Lombardi, and began broadcasting in 1966. In 1967 CHIN obtained an FM radio license.

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Fonds consists of videocassettes of television programming produced by CHIN. Fonds includes variety shows, magazines, documentaries, advertisements and dramatic presentations, as well as CHIN-sponsored picnics and musical contests at Ontario Place. As well, a history of CHIN is included, produced in 1982. Editions of Festival Italiano, dated 1979, 1985 and 1989 are represented, as are two programs of Musica, Musica from 1986 and 1989. A 1984 Easter show and 1987 Christmas show are also included.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

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Material was obtained by the Archives of Ontario from CHIN Radio/Television International on a copy loan basis in two accessions in 1990 and 1991.


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No access restrictions.

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Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.

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For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

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Title based on contents of fonds. Programming is produced in a variety of languages, including Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese and Punjab.

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Rev. Mar/12.

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