AM1320 – Voice of Vancouver’s Chinese Community

AM1320 is one of the famous music stations broadcast from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This station is known as the voice of Vancouver’s Chinese community since 1973. This station provides primarily Chinese language Community News, Chinese music, Information, and Entertainment. Initially, this Chinese radio channel plays all day and all night 24 hours live on the web.

AM1320 likewise work different musical projects consistently for the populace of all ages. This station is owned and operated by Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation, a British Columbia media company owned and operated by Vancouver businessman James Ho.

General Info-

  • City: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Broadcast area: Metro Vancouver
  • Branding; AM1320 CHMB (English); 華僑之聲 (Chinese)
  • Frequency: 1320 kHz (AM)
  • First air date: December 10, 1959
  • Format Multicultural: (12 languages)
  • Callsign meaning: C H Mainstream Broadcasting
  • Former callsigns: CHQM (1959-1994)
  • Owner: Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation

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The station airs a Chinese language programming format. CHMB broadcasts to Vancouver’s Chinese-speaking community, and in 12 other languages: Portuguese, Brazilian, Filipino, Greek, Japanese, Tamil, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish.


CHMB began as an English-language station that was called CHQM. It signed on the air on December 10, 1959, as an easy listening station under the ownership of Vancouver Broadcast Associates Ltd. with 10 kW of power. In September 1984, CHQM began airing the “Music of Your Life” format from 6 p.m. to midnight daily while retaining its main easy listening format for the balance of its broadcast day.

On January 1, 1990, CHQM dropped its longtime easy listening format to an adult contemporary format and began using the on-air brand Lite 1320. On December 14, 1993, the CRTC approved CHUM’s sale of CHQM to Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation.

On February 9, 1994 (on which the Chinese New Year fell that year), CHQM signed off for the final time at 9 p.m. with Bob Hope’s “Thanks for the Memories” as the farewell song and was replaced moments later by CHMB. Original station co-owner Jack Stark died on October 30, 2001, at age 83.

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CHMB’s programming is primarily Chinese (Overseas Chinese Voice) (Cantonese & Mandarin), aired from Monday to Friday, with some Brazilian, Danish, Filipino, Greek, Icelandic, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Tamil, Ukrainian and Vietnamese programming on weekends.


  • NBC Sports
  • America in the Morning
  • On Air with Doug, Jennifer, and Victoria
  • Morning Magazine
  • Bill Micheals Sports Talk
  • News and Information Block
  • The Dave Ramsey Show


Mainstream Broadcasting Corp., CHMB AM 1320 winner of the 2015 Jack Webster Award – Best Reporting Chinese Language.


Contact Info-

Social Contact: Facebook, Twitter, Website.

Address: 150 – 13571 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, BC Canada V6V 2R2

Main Phone: (604) 263-1320

Fax: (604) 261-0310

Studio Line: (604) 267-1320



For Direct Advertising Inquiry: Kay Lai, Sales & Marketing Manager

Email: and Phone: (604) 263-1320 x104

For Agency Advertising Inquiry:

Ada Chu / George Feng, Business development

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