CHSP-FM

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CHSP-FM
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City St. Paul, Alberta
Branding "Real Country 97.7"
Slogan "Real People, Real Music"
Frequency 97.7 MHz (FM)
First air date 1970s on 1310 kHz (AM) as CHLW
Format country music
Power 22,000 watts
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 53°59′28″N 111°16′44″W / 53.991°N 111.279°W / 53.991; -111.279Coordinates: 53°59′28″N 111°16′44″W / 53.991°N 111.279°W / 53.991; -111.279
Callsign meaning C H Saint Paul
or
C H SPur (former branding)
Former callsigns CHLW (AM)
Owner Newcap Broadcasting
Sister stations CJEG-FM, CJXK-FM
Website www.realcountrystpaul.ca

CHSP-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts a country music format at 97.7 FM in St. Paul, Alberta. The station is branded on-air as "Real Country 97.7" as part of the Real Country network branding in Alberta.

The station signed on in the 1970s and is currently owned by Newcap Broadcasting.

On April 21, 2009, Newcap radio received approval by the CRTC to convert CHLW to the FM dial at 97.7 FM.[1] After the flip to FM, the station's new callsign will become CHSP-FM.

During the holiday season of 2009 (starting December 1) CHLW flipped to an all-Christmas music format, rebranding as "The Lakeland's holiday music station". They reverted to the original country format following the conclusion of the holiday season.

On December 30, 2011 the long-awaited flip to FM finally occurred when CHLW flipped to 97.7 FM. The station's format remains country. It is now called 97.7 The Spur.

In November 2016, CHSP rebranded under the Real Country brand, as with other Newcap-owned country stations in Alberta.[2]

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