CHSU-FM

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CHSU-FM
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City of license Kelowna, British Columbia
Branding 99.9 Sunfm
Slogan Today's Best Music
Frequency 99.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 1997
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 11,000 watts
Callsign meaning C H SUn FM
Owner Bell Media
Webcast Listen Live
Website 99.9 Sun FM

CHSU-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 99.9 FM in Kelowna, British Columbia. The station, owned by Bell Media, broadcasts a contemporary hit radio format branded as 99.9 Sun FM.

Current on-air hosts include Ian MacKinnon, Christy Farrell, Brian Mack, Derek Scott, Ari Daniel, and Lauren Hunter.

Syndicated programming includes the American Top 40 countdown, the E! Talk 20 countdown, and The Twenty.

History[edit]

CHSU traces its origins to 1995 when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted Four Seasons Radio Ltd. a new FM licence for the Kelowna market offering country music.[1] Its initial call letters were CKBL and its branding was 99.9 The Bullet. "The Bullet" signed on in October, 1995, and was the sister station of CKIQ, a news/talk radio station on the AM band that was owned by Four Seasons Radio Ltd. as well. In 1996, Okanagan Skeena Radio Group Ltd. acquired a number of radio stations in the Okanagan market when it bought out Four Seasons' parent company.

One year later, in 1997, "99.9 Sun FM" replaced "The Bullet" by offering a hot adult contemporary music format. Its call letters were changed to CHSU as well. Simultaneously, CKIQ changed its call letters to CKBL, which meant the Kelowna market lost a news/talk radio station leaving cross-town competitor CKOV as the sole station offering that format. CKBL continued to offer country music on the rebranded 1150 AM The Bullet.

In 1999, Telemedia acquired Okanagan Skeena Radio Group Ltd. along with other radio assets across the country. In 2002, Standard Broadcasting acquired Telemedia's radio assets. Standard later sold some stations in other provinces to various companies but it has retained its British Columbia stations and 99.9 Sun FM continues to operate with the same format and branding.

In October 2007, Astral Media acquired Standard Broadcasting's terrestrial radio and television assets, including CHSU-FM.

Rebroadcasters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CHSU-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Big White Ski Village CHSU-FM-1 98.1 FM Query 99-35

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Coordinates: 49°46′05″N 119°30′03″W / 49.76806°N 119.50083°W / 49.76806; -119.50083