It was announced on July 4, 2013 that pending CRTC approval, the station will be acquired by Newcap Radio. On March 14, 2014, the CRTC was approved the acquisition and a request to change the format to Adult Contemporary. However, websites registered led to rumors of a change instead to CHR, Classic Rock, Variety Hits, Country, Classic Hits, Rock, Alternative, or AAA, as Amp 88.9, Big Dog 88.9, Country 88.9, Hits 88.9, Kixx Country 88.9, K-Rock 88.9, Ocean 88.9, or Radio 88.9. It may be possible, due to the discovery of a private Facebook page that has since then been removed, that AAA as Radio 88.9 would be the likely format that CHNI will adopt. The name and format would match the branding of CKUL-FM, Radio 96.5, in Halifax.