CHOY-FM

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CHOY-FM
CHOY-FM 99-9 radio logo.png
City Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Branding Choix FM 99,9
Slogan "L'Acadie country"
Frequency 99.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 2001
Format Country music
Language(s) French
ERP 9.5 kWs
HAAT 178.7 meters (586 ft)
Class B
Callsign meaning derived from "choix" ("choice" in French)
Owner Maritime Broadcasting System
Sister stations CKCW-FM, CFQM-FM
Website www.choix999.com

CHOY-FM (99.9 FM), branded as "Choix FM", is a French language radio station broadcasting at 99.9 MHz from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. The station currently plays country music with the slogan "L'Acadie country" and is owned by the Maritime Broadcasting System with its studios at 1000 St George Boulevard. Preceding CHOY, the only private francophone broadcaster in Moncton had been CHLR 1380 AM, which began broadcasting October 31, 1981 until January 2, 1985.

History[edit]

On August 24, 2000, Denis Losier, on behalf of a company to be incorporated received approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a new commercial French-language FM radio service in Moncton.[1] The station began broadcasting with an Adult contemporary format in 2001. On February 21, 2006, the station received approval to transfer the effective control of CHOY-FM Limitée, licensee of CHOY-FM Moncton, New Brunswick, from Radio Diffusion Acadie Inc. to Maritime Broadcasting System Limited (MBS).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-361
  2. ^ Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-22, Ownership applications granted approval (see 5. 2005-0958-1 19 December 2005), CRTC, February 21, 2006

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°08′41″N 64°54′11″W / 46.14472°N 64.90306°W / 46.14472; -64.90306