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Chada FM

Chada FM was launched in 2006 as a music radio station with news flashes. Based in Casablanca, it is owned by the Chada Radio company and directed by Rachid Hayeg, its founder, who is also majority shareholder alongside members of his family. Chada FM reaches 5,65% of the audience nationwide.


Hayeg started his experience in the entertainment broadcast sector through the family company, Tasjilat Al Qahira, a producer of Morocco’s most popular singers, such as Abdelhadi Belkhayat, Naima Samih, Hajja ElHamdaouiya among others.


In 2009, during the process leading up to the granting of new radio and TV licences, Hayeg presented a TV project that was not successful in its bid (see TV context - LINK). This has led him to employ creative ways to bypass the need for a HACA licence.


Later this year, he is expected to launch Chada TV channel emitting from Jordan - through Nile Sat - and available online.

Key facts

Audience Share

5,65 %

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Geographic Coverage


Content Type


Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Media Companies / Groups

Société Chada Radio


Ownership Structure

Chada Radio belongs to the public company Chada Radio

Voting Rights


Individual Owner

Group / Individual Owner

Mohamed Hayeg

Member of the Hayeg family

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year



Rachid Hayeg

Affiliated Interests Founder

Rachid Hayeg is also the owner of a Moroccan music label, called Sawt Al Qahira, and has launched the sister TV channel to Chada Radio, called Chada TV. He is also the founder of the Moroccan center in charge of audience measurements [CIRAD] and held the position of president of the association of independent radios and TVs [ARTI].


Rachid Hayeg

Affiliated Interests Ceo

See above



Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief



4, bd Abdelkrim Khattabi - ex Alex. 1° - 20050  Casablanca,Morocco      
0522 368 303 
0522 368 304

Financial Information

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)


Advertising (in % of total funding)


Market Share


Further Information

Meta Data

CIRAD, audience shares as of June 30th, 2017


2M (2017). Lancement en septembre prochain de Chada TV, une nouvelle chaîne satellitaire ( Accessed on September 22nd, 2017.
Telquel (2017). Chada TV, nouveau-né du paysage audiovisuel marocain, lancé en septembre ( Accessed on September 22nd, 2017.
Telquel (2016). Libéralisation des ondes au Maroc : On a zappé les télévisions privées ( Accessed on September 22nd, 2017.
Le Matin (2012). Interview avec Rachid Hayeg, président de la station radio Chada FM et de l’ARTI ( Accessed on September 22nd, 2017.
Aujourd’hui Le Maroc (2009). Rachid Hayeg : «La deuxième génération de licences dopera le marché publicitaire» ( Accessed on September 22nd, 2017.
El Jadida (2007). Chada FM, sur la bonne voie ( Accessed on September 22nd, 2017.
AD Régie. Commercial offers ( Accessed on September 22nd, 2017.

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