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CHBN-FM
CHBN-FM
Kiss 91.7.jpeg
CityEdmonton, Alberta
Frequency91.7 MHz (FM)
BrandingKiSS 91.7
SloganEdmonton's #1 For Hit Music
Programming
FormatTop 40/CHR
Ownership
Owner Rogers Sports & Media
(Rogers Media, Inc.)
CHDI-FM, CKER-FM, CKEM-DT, CJEO-DT
History
First air date
February 17, 2005
Call sign meaning
CH BouNce (former branding)
Technical information
ClassC1
ERP96,000 watts
HAAT200.3 meters (657 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
53°27?47?N 113°20?6.5?W / 53.46306°N 113.335139°W / 53.46306; -113.335139Coordinates: 53°32?28.2?N 113°29?48.8?W / 53.541167°N 113.496889°W / 53.541167; -113.496889 (91.7 The Bounce)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekiss917.com

CHBN-FM is a Top 40/CHR radio station based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The station, which is owned by Rogers Sports & Media, operates at 91.7 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW.[1] CHBN's studios are located on Gateway Boulevard in Edmonton, while its transmitter is located near Anthony Henday Drive in eastern Edmonton. CHBN is branded as Kiss 91.7.

CHBN is ranked #12 in the Edmonton market according to the August 30, 2015 PPM data report.[2]

History

"The Bounce" logo from 2005 to 2017

CHBN signed on the air as 91.7 The Bounce on February 17, 2005. When the station first signed on, the station aired a rhythmic top 40 format, but moved to the current Top 40/CHR format in December 2005. They became the only top 40 station in the Edmonton market when CKRA (96X) shifted their format to play a hot adult contemporary format in August 2005, and then later to country music four months later. After this surprise development, The Bounce shifted to more mainstream pop music.

Every year in October, in an event called "Bras Across the Bridge", for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CHBN collects bras from listeners, donating $1 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for every bra collected. At the end of the month, they then tie all the bras together and span the string of bras across the High Level Bridge as many times as they can.

At the time of their launch, CHBN was jointly owned by CHUM Limited and Milestone Radio. In June 2007, all of CHUM's assets, including its share of CHBN, were sold to CTVglobemedia. On June 23, 2010, it was announced that CHBN would be sold to Rogers (which also owns Edmonton's World FM and Sonic), along with its sister station in London, Ontario, CHST-FM, pending CRTC approval.[3][4] The acquisition also saw the reunion of CHBN with its sister station CKEM-DT for the first time since 2007.

When CFMG-FM flipped from AC to CHR/Top 40 as Virgin Radio, it marked the first three-station FM top 40 battle in Edmonton as of February 2011 (the other competitor being CJNW). Since the launch of Virgin, CHBN has been playing fewer commercials, as seen with the introduction of Commercial Free Mondays, and playing more currents and higher-charting songs than its competition. CHBN will continue to report on Mediabase and Nielsen BDS' Canadian contemporary hit radio panel.

On February 24, 2017, at 10 a.m., CHBN re-branded as KiSS 91.7, adopting the KiSS brand used by other Rogers CHR and hot AC stations and launching with a 91-hour commercial-free marathon.[5]

Bounce Showdown

The Bounce has held seven singing contests, named the "Bounce Showdown", it has been called Canada's most successful talent competition.[6] The winner of the Bounce Showdown is signed to record two songs with a record label, and their songs played on the Bounce. The past winners have been:

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-133
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Canada's Rogers Broadcasting buys Edmonton CHR "Bounce FM"". Radio-Info.com. June 22, 2010. Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-715
  5. ^ "91.7 The Bounce Edmonton Kisses Its Name Goodbye". Radio Insight. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Bounce boasts no idle idols in Showdown". Edmonton Journal. June 21, 2008. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ Kreesha Turner official website
  8. ^ "Shiloh official website". Archived from the original on 2012-06-05. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Quanteisha official website". Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Justin Blais official website". Archived from the original on 2010-03-18. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Bounce Showdown 2010 (June) results[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Hot 107 Song History". Archived from the original on 2010-07-22. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Bryan Finlay Facebook Fan Page
  14. ^ "Bell Media Bounce Showdown Press Release". Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved .

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