CHOR began as CKSP at 1450 AM in 1972 as a part-time satellite re-broadcaster of CKOK in Penticton. Okanagan Radio Limited put the station on the air to improve coverage to the north. The first manager of the station was Russ Mitton who was succeeded by Jim Hart who became Member of Parliament. The station originally broadcast local programing from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and eventually from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The CKSP call sign was changed by new owners in 1991.