|City of license||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Broadcast area||National Capital Region|
|Frequency||99.1 MHz (FM) Ottawa|
|Translator(s)||CHRI-FM-1 88.1 MHz (FM) Cornwall
CHRI-FM-2 100.7 MHz (FM) Pembroke
|First air date||30 March 1997|
|Format||Contemporary Christian music|
|ERP||25.3 kW Peak 66 KW|
|Callsign meaning||Christian Hit Radio Inc.|
|Owner||Christian Hit Radio Inc.|
|Webcast||Winamp .pls stream|
The station was given approval by the CRTC on July 8, 1996 to operate a new Christian music FM station at 99.1 MHz in Ottawa. CHRI was launched on Easter Sunday 30 March 1997 by Christian Hit Radio Inc.
CHRI's studios are located in the Ottawa South area. The main transmitter is located in Greely, Osgoode Township on Chris Tierney Private. This station has a maximum radius of approximately 68.9 km, although it can be smaller in some reasons, especially the southeast.
The station also has rebroadcasters in the following communities:
Cornwall has a radius of approximately 6.9 km, while Pembroke has a radius of approximately 7.6 km.
While driving between the three cities, there will be a time when the CHRI signal is out of reach. This is especially true for those traveling from Pembroke to Ottawa or vice-versa, as they will experience over an hour of signal loss when driving at legal speeds.
Word FM cancelled
From September 2004 until August 2007, CHRI-FM sought to launch a Word FM station for the city of Ottawa. It was previously named Inspo FM, but the station was denied approval with that name in 2005. The station's purpose was to appeal to mature Christians who wanted to listen to more biblical teachings.
CHRI-FM's longest lasting crew member is Brock Tozer, who has been with company since its first year 1997. He currently serves as the station's morning personality and program director.
Although CHRI-FM is clearly not a publicly traded company (ministry based), management (Bill Stevens, Brock Tozer, Dianne Van Der Putten) still report to a board of directors.
CHRI-FM has a general manager, traffic manager, ministry director, an accountant, a promotions coordinator, sales representatives, a fund-raiser, a producer, a handful of paid disc jockeys, and several volunteer disc jockeys, along with many volunteers from the community.
- CHRI 99.1
- CHRI history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHRI-FM