|First air date||August 28, 1959 as CHEC (AM)|
|HAAT||173 meters (568 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||C H LethBridge|
|Former frequencies||1090 AM|
|Owner||Jim Pattison Group|
The station originally began broadcasting in 1959 as CHEC at 1090 AM. It was owned by Southern Alberta Broadcasting, 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. In 1986, Hitchner and other employees at CHEC created and recorded Brocket 99, a controversial comedy tape, at the station's studios.
The station was acquired by Monarch Broadcasting in 1993. It changed its call sign to CKRX later that same year, adopting new branding as "1090 Rocks". The station moved to its current frequency 95.5 FM in 1996, and adopted its current call sign, format and branding in 1997.
Monarch Broadcasting was acquired by Pattison in 2000.
- Country 95.5
- CHLB history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHLB-FM
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