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CHRI-FM is a Canadian commercial radio station, which broadcasts at 99.1 FM in Ottawa, Ontario. The station broadcasts a Contemporary Christian Music format. It is owned by Christian Hit Radio Inc., a not-for-profit, charitable-status corporation.

The station was granted its licence by the CRTC on 8 July 1996, to operate a new Christian music FM station at 99.1 MHz in Ottawa. CHRI-FM went live on Easter Sunday 30 March 1997 after broadcasting a pre-recorded test signal for three weeks.

CHRI-FM's studios are located in the Ottawa South area. The main transmitter is located in Greely, Osgoode Township.

The station also has rebroadcasters in the following communities:

  • Cornwall - 88.1 FM
  • Pembroke - 100.7 FM

The Crew at CHRI 99.1 FM

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.

CHRI-FM's management team (currently led by Bill Stevens) reports to a board of directors, which reports to a voting membership.

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

CHRI-FM is also a supporter of Compassion Canada, World Vision and several other poverty-relief ministries.

  • City of licence (main): Ottawa, Ontario;
  • Broadcast area (main): National Capital Region;
  • Tag: Family Radio;
  • Frequencies:
  • 99.1 MHz (FM) Ottawa;
  • 88.1 MHz (FM) Cornwall, Ontario;
  • 100.7 MHz (FM) Pembroke, Ontario;
  • First live air date: 30 March 1997;
  • Format: Contemporary Christian music;
  • Average ERP: 25.3 kW;
  • Maximum ERP: 66 kW;
  • Class: C1;
  • Callsign meaning: Christian Hit Radio Inc.;
  • Owner: Christian Hit Radio Inc.;
  • Webcast: Winamp .pls stream;
  • Website:

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