CHOY-FM, French – Choix 99.9 , Moncton

CHOY-FM200599.99,500Maritime Broadcasting System Limited
CHOY-FM200199.99,500CHOY-FM Limitée


On August 24, Denis Losier’s application for a French FM station at Moncton was approved. The station would operate on 99.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 9,500 watts. Denis Losier would hold 51% of the common shares of the licensee company to be incorporated. The remaining 49% of common shares would be held by Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd., which operated two English-language radio stations in Moncton – CKCW and CFQM. The new station would share the premises and administrative services of Maritime Broadcasting in Moncton.


CHOY-FM signed on the air.


In the spring, CHOY switched formats from Adult Contemporary to Classic Hits.


On December 19, the transfer of effective control of CHOY-FM Limitée from Radio Diffusion Acadie Inc. to Maritime Broadcasting System Limited was approved. CHOY-FM became a wholly owned subsidiary of MBS.


At 6:00 a.m., February 5, Moncton’s French radio station – Choix 99 (CHOY) – started offering a Country music format as L’Acadie Country. CHOY had offered a Classic Hits format.

Studios and offices were noted as being at 1000 boulevard St-George, Moncton.


Maggie Daley was the new director of promotions for 103.9 MAX FM/K94-5/Choix 99.9 Moncton. She succeeded Matthew Cacchione who was promoted to operations manager for the cluster.


On August 8, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CHOY-FM until August 31, 2013.

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