CHOY-FM, French - Choix 99.9 , Moncton
Maritime Broadcasting System Limited
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.