CHLB-FM

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CHLB-FM
CHLB country95-logo.png
City Lethbridge, Alberta
Branding Country 95.5
Slogan Today's Country
Frequency 95.5 MHz
First air date August 28, 1959 as CHEC (AM)
Format Country
ERP 100 kWs
HAAT 173 meters (568 ft)
Class C1
Transmitter coordinates 49°41′38″N 112°48′38″W / 49.694°N 112.810565°W / 49.694; -112.810565Coordinates: 49°41′38″N 112°48′38″W / 49.694°N 112.810565°W / 49.694; -112.810565
Callsign meaning C H LethBridge
Former callsigns CHEC
Former frequencies 1090 AM
Owner Jim Pattison Group
Sister stations CJBZ-FM
Website Country 95.5

CHLB-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts a country music format at 95.5 FM in Lethbridge, Alberta. CHLB-FM is currently owned by the Jim Pattison Group.

History[edit]

Station's studios during its 1090 CHEC era.

The station originally began broadcasting in 1959 as CHEC at 1090 AM.[1] It was owned by Southern Alberta Broadcasting,[1] which later became a subsidiary of Shaw Communications. Notable radio personalities during this period included Bryan Fustukian, broadcasting as Vik Armen.

From 1985 to 1992, Tim Hitchner worked as a radio DJ at the station.[2] In 1986, Hitchner and other employees at CHEC created and recorded Brocket 99, a controversial comedy tape, at the station's studios.[2]

The station was acquired by Monarch Broadcasting in 1993.[1] It changed its call sign to CKRX later that same year, adopting new branding as "1090 Rocks".[1] The station moved to its current frequency 95.5 FM in 1996,[3] and adopted its current call sign, format and branding in 1997.[1]

Monarch Broadcasting was acquired by Pattison in 2000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Communications Foundation, The Canadian (2013). "Broadcasting History". The Canadian Communications Foundation. 
  2. ^ a b 90.5 FM, CKIZ (2013). "CKIZ 90.5 FM, Pincher Creek, Alberta". CKIZ 90.5 FM. 
  3. ^ CRTC Decision 96-673

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