CHAB (AM)

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CHAB
CHAB 800greatesthits logo.png
City Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Branding 800 CHAB
Slogan The Greatest Hits of All Time
Frequency 800 AM
First air date 1922
Format oldies/classic hits
Power 10 kW
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 50°22′38″N 105°23′35″W / 50.37722°N 105.39306°W / 50.37722; -105.39306
Former frequencies 1200 kHz, 1220 kHz
Owner Golden West Broadcasting
(101142236 Saskatchewan Ltd.)
Sister stations CJAW-FM, CILG-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://chabradio.com/

CHAB is a Canadian radio station broadcasting an oldies format at 800 AM. The station is being licensed to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, serving southcentral Saskatchewan. The station first began broadcasting in 1922 at 1200 AM as 10AB before becoming CHAB on December 17, 1933,[1] before moving to 1220 AM in 1941 and to its current dial position at 800 AM in 1946. The station is currently owned by Golden West Broadcasting which also owns sister stations CJAW-FM and CILG-FM. CHAB's studios are located at 1704 Main Street North.

CHAB broadcasts with a power of 10,000 watts day and night, with a directional three-tower antenna during nighttime hours and a non-directional antenna during the daytime.

The station was an affiliate of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission from 1933 to 1936 when it affiliated with the newly formed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1944, it became an affiliate for the CBC's Dominion Network until 1962 when the Dominion Network folded and CHAB became an independent station.

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