|City||Kelowna, British Columbia|
|Slogan||Kelowna's number #1 hit music station|
|Frequency||99.9 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1997|
|Format||Contemporary Hit Radio|
11,000 watts average|
35,000 watts peak
horizontal polarization only
|HAAT||114.5 meters (376 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||C H SUn FM|
Bell Media |
(Bell Media Radio)
|Sister stations||CKFR, CILK-FM|
CHSU-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 99.9 FM in Kelowna, British Columbia. The station currently broadcasts a contemporary hit radio format branded as 99.9 Sun FM. The station is owned by Bell Media.
Current on-air hosts include Elliot Lovejoy, Christy Farrell, Brian Mack, Derek Scott, Ari Daniel, and Kirstin Steir.
Syndicated programming includes the American Top 40 countdown, Saturday Night Online Live with Romeo, and The Twenty.
CHSU traces its origins to 1995 when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted Four Seasons Radio Ltd. a new FM licence for the Kelowna market offering country music. Its initial call letters were CKBL and its branding was 99.9 The Bullet. "The Bullet" signed on in October, 1995, and was the sister station of CKIQ, a news/talk radio station on the AM band that was owned by Four Seasons Radio Ltd. as well. In 1996, Okanagan Skeena Radio Group Ltd. acquired a number of radio stations in the Okanagan market when it bought out Four Seasons' parent company.
One year later, in 1997, "99.9 Sun FM" replaced "The Bullet" by offering a hot adult contemporary music format. Its call letters were changed to CHSU as well. Simultaneously, CKIQ changed its call letters to CKBL, which meant the Kelowna market lost a news/talk radio station leaving cross-town competitor CKOV as the sole station offering that format. CKBL continued to offer country music on the rebranded 1150 AM The Bullet.
In 1999, Telemedia acquired Okanagan Skeena Radio Group Ltd. along with other radio assets across the country. In 2002, Standard Broadcasting acquired Telemedia's radio assets. Standard later sold some stations in other provinces to various companies but it has retained its British Columbia stations and 99.9 Sun FM continues to operate with the same format and branding.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||RECNet||CRTC Decision|
|Big White Ski Village||CHSU-FM-1||98.1 FM||Query||99-35|
- 99.9 Sun FM | Standard Radio Information on the station.
- B.C. Interior radio station history | Canadian Communications Foundation
- 99.9 Sun FM
- CHSU-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHSU-FM