On November 26, 2004, Rogers Communications received approval for a new News/Talk commercial FM radio station in Moncton to opearate on the frequency 91.9 MHz.
News 91.9's first broadcast was on October 11, 2005. Studios are located on Assomption Boulevard in downtown Moncton. CKNI is networked with sister stations CHNI-FM (Rock 88.9) in Saint John and CJNI-FM (News 95.7) in Halifax. Broadcasts included the national award-winning The Morning News with Allan Dearing and Tara Clow from 6 to 10am weekdays. CKNI-FM broadcast Moncton Wildcats, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Blue Jays games on nights when those teams are playing.
On August 8, 2014, CKNI flipped to AC as 91.9 The Bend.