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Coordinates: 45°22′52.8″N 75°37′02.7″W / 45.381333°N 75.617417°W / 45.381333; -75.617417 (CHRI's broadcast location)

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City Ottawa, Ontario
Broadcast area National Capital Region
Slogan Family Radio
Frequency 99.1 MHz (FM) Ottawa
Translator(s) CHRI-FM-1 88.1 MHz (FM) Cornwall
CHRI-FM-2 100.7 MHz (FM) Pembroke
First air date 30 March 1997
Format Contemporary Christian music
ERP 25.3 kW Peak 66 KW[1]
HAAT 161 meters (528 ft)
Class C1
Callsign meaning Christian Hit Radio Inc.
Owner Christian Hit Radio Inc.

CHRI-FM is a Canadian non-profit, charity-status and commercial radio station, which broadcasts at 99.1 FM in Ottawa, Ontario. The station broadcasts a Contemporary Christian music format.


The station was given approval by the CRTC on July 8, 1996 to operate a new Christian music FM station at 99.1 MHz in Ottawa.[2] CHRI was launched on Easter Sunday 30 March 1997 by Robert DuBroy & Christian Hit Radio Inc.


CHRI's studios are located in the Ottawa South area. The main transmitter is located in Greely, Osgoode Township on Chris Tierney Private. This station has a maximum radius of approximately 68.9 km, although it can be smaller in some reasons, especially the southeast.

The station also has rebroadcasters in the following communities:

Cornwall has a radius of approximately 6.9 km, while Pembroke has a radius of approximately 7.6 km.

While driving between the three cities, there will be a time when the CHRI signal is out of reach. This is especially true for those traveling from Pembroke to Ottawa or vice versa, as they will experience over an hour of signal loss when driving at legal speeds.

Word FM cancelled[edit]

From September 2004 until August 2007, CHRI-FM sought to launch a Word FM station for the city of Ottawa. It was previously named Inspo FM, but the station was denied approval with that name in 2005. The station's purpose was to appeal to mature Christians who wanted to listen to more biblical teachings.[5]


CHRI-FM's longest lasting crew member is Brock Tozer, who has been with company since its first year 1997. He currently serves as the station's morning personality and program director.

Although CHRI-FM is clearly not a publicly traded company (ministry based), management (Bill Stevens, Brock Tozer, Dianne Van Der Putten) still report to a board of directors.

CHRI-FM has a general manager, traffic manager, ministry director, an accountant, a promotions coordinator, sales representatives, a fund-raiser, a producer, a handful of paid disc jockeys, and several volunteer disc jockeys, along with many volunteers from the community.

CHRI-FM are also supporters of Compassion Canada and World Vision.

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