1946
Vernon would have its own radio station come early 1947, with the issuing of a licence to Edward and Bernard Schroter. CJIB would operate on 940 kHz with a power of 1,000 watts. The Schroter brothers were both electrical engineers. In addition to operating CJIB, they also planned to manufacture magnetic tape recorders and other equipment.

Ted Soskin joined CJIB. He had been with CKOV in Kelowna.

1947

CJIB was expected to open on June 1. Douglas McBride left CJGX Yorkton as commercial manager to take up a similar position at CJIB.

CJIB became a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.

CJIB was now planning to launch operations on August 1.

1948
A reorganization of Interior Broadcasters Ltd. placed CJIB under the following board of directors: Major C.H. Pitt (secretary), James Mutrie, Bryson Whyte, William McCubbin and Russ Neil - all of Vernon. Norman Harrod (formerly with CJAT Trail) would now be manager. He succeeded John Ferguson. The Schroter Brothers, who put the station on the air, relinquished their interests and planned to continue in the electronics business in Vernon (the Magrecorder for example - a tape recorder made for office use).

The CBC Board recommended for approval, the transfer of control of Interior Broadcasters to C.H. Pitt, J.T. Mutrie, W.E. McCubbin and H.J. Davies.

Norman Harrod left CJIB as general manager to join the sales staff at CKRC in Winnipeg.

1949
CJIB was added to the CBC Dominion network in April.

Sid Lancaster was named manager. He had been with Radio Representatives Ltd. Lancaster also acquired a substantial interest in the company, according to secretary-treasurer Charles H. Pitt.

1950
Commercial manager Howard Thompson replaced Sid Lancaster as manager. Stan Jones was on-air. Don McGibbon was program director.

Ted Soskin lef CJIB for Hollywood. During his time at CJIB, he served as assistant manager, news writer, announcer, and became an on-air personality in 1949.

1951
Slogan: Outside of the three metropolitan cities - more people listen to CJIB than to any other B.C. station. Day in and day out, British Columbia's "Big Second" market is sold by CJIB.

1952
Gil Seabrook was named manager of CJIB. Since 1947, Seabrook had been with CKCK Regina and left the commercial manager-ship there to take up his new post. He started his radio career 19 years earlier, starting out at CKLC (CKRD) Red Deer. At various times he had been on staff at Edmonton's CJCA and CFRN.

1955
A company was formed to construct a television station to serve the entire Okanagan Valley. Participants in the new company were radio stations CKOV Kelowna, CKOK Penticton and CJIB Vernon. Directors of the company were Charles Pitt and Richard Peters of CJIB, Jim Browne and Dennis Read of CKOV, and Maurice Finnerty and Roy Chapman of CKOK.

1956
Assistant manager Bob Aiken left for CFRB Toronto.

1957
CJIB’s owner was listed as Interior Broadcasters Ltd. (largest shareholders were C.H. Pitt 27.1%, W.E. McCubbin 16.4% and I.M. Mutrie 16.4%). The station was a CBC Dominion network affiliate.

1958
Three Okanagan radio stations - CJIB, CKOV and CKOK, issued a combined rate card as of April 1. It was called co-operation without amalgamation.

As of July 1, Ed Boyd was sales promotion co-ordinator of Okanagan Radio. For the past three and a half years he had been promotion manager for CKOV.

CHBC-TV and Okanagan Radio offered a special stereo hour on December 7. People were asked to tune in their local radio station (CJIB, CKOV or CKOK) and tune their TV sets to either channel 2, 7 or 13 (depending on where they lived). Both sets were needed to hear stereo and the best effect could be obtained if the radio set was placed about eight feet to the right of the television set. The broadcast originated with the TV station and went out by phone lines to each of the radio stations.

1960
Allen Davidson hosted Party Line on CJIB.

1961
Selkirk Broadcasters purchased CJIB.

Undated
Daytime power increased from 1,000 to 10,000 watts.

1965
Selkirk Holdings (parent of Selkirk Broadcasters) became a publicly traded company.

1968
A.G. (Gil) Seabrook, president of Interior Broadcasters Ltd., appointed John A. Wilson as production manager of CJIB. He had been with CBC Winnipeg.

1972
On April 28, Interior Broadcasters Ltd. (Selkirk)  was given approval to increase CJIB’s power on  940 kHz from 10,000 watts day and 1,000 watts night (non-directional) to 10,000 watts day and night (directional at night).

1973
Robert Linden joined CJIB as an announcer.

1976
Interior Broadcasters Ltd's application for an FM operation at Vernon (1,200 watts on 100.9 MHz) was denied. At the same hearing, the CRTC also turned down three applications for a new AM station in Vernon.

1983

On July 21, approval was granted for the transfer of 200 Class B voting shares of Selkirk Communications Ltd. from Southam Inc. to John T. Ferguson, and subsequently, the transfer of these shares from Mr. Ferguson, together with 200 Class B shares from each of seven other individual shareholders, to the Canada Trust Co., pursuant to a voting trust agreement. Southam held 20% of the voting shares and approximately 28% of the non-voting shares of Selkirk Communications. Selkirk owned the following broadcast companies: Selkirk
Broadcasting Ltd., Lethbridge Television Ltd., Calgary Television Ltd., and Niagara Television Ltd.

1988
President and general manager Wally Everitt retired from CJIB. Former program director Patrick Nichol now held the post.

1989
On September 28, the CRTC approved the purchase of Selkirk Communications Ltd. by Maclean-Hunter Ltd. A number of Selkirk’s properties were then sold to Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. CJIB was among the stations acquired by Rogers.

1997
Frank Martina celebrated 25 years as CJIB's morning man and the station marked its 50th birthday in September. Lori Hancock has co-hosted mornings with Martina for the past two years. Patricia Gay worked at CJIB in the 1950's and still comes in to the station from time to time to help out. Patrick Nicol was vice president and general manager, and talk show host. He had also been doing an afternoon oldies show. Nicol had been with the station for more than a quarter of a century. He is also a Vernon councillor. CJIB had the most listened to 8 a.m. newscast outside of Vancouver and Victoria in the Fall '96 BBM's. Pete McIntrye was news director.

2001

On March 22, CJIB’s conversion to the FM band was approved. The new station would operate on 107.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 46,000 watts.

On November 15, CJIB made the move to FM, as “Kiss-FM, Today’s Best Music”. CJIB became Vernon’s first ever FM station.

2001
In December the official call letters were changed to CKIS-FM to better reflect the station’s slogan of Kiss-FM

2003
In January the official call letters were changed CKIZ-FM.

2005
On February 25, the CRTC approved the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to amend the licence for CKIZ-FM Vernon, in order to operate a transmitter in Enderby, operating at 93.9 MHz (channel 230LP) with an effective radiated power of 10 watts. Rogers stated that Enderby residents had been unable to receive CKIZ-FM's signal since the conversion of the AM station in Vernon to the FM band, which was approved in 2001.

2008
On February 25, following public hearings held four months earlier in Kelowna, the CRTC denied application by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group to purchase the assets of CKIZ-FM. The Commission stated that the acquisition would give Pattison more than three stations in the Kelowna market, where CKIZ-FM can be received, and that all the stations in the Okanagan broadcast area would be owned by only two companies, Pattison and Astral Media.

On October 31, following a second application, the Commission approved Pattison's acquisition of CKIZ-FM and its rebroadcast transmitter CKIZ-FM-1 Enderby. It noted that Pattison had made a slight modification to the 3mV/m contour of CKIZ-FM so it no longer overlapped the 3mV/m contours of the company's radio stations in Kelowna. This put the proposed acquisition in line with the Common Ownership Policy. Further, the Commission expected Pattison to maintain CKIZ-FM's local Vernon programming, providing ongoing local news, sports and other spoken word of direct and particular interest to the population of Vernon.

2010
Patrick Nicol, the Vice President/General Manager of KISS FM was no longer with the Lite Adult Contemporary station. Nicol, a 35-year broadcast veteran, began at the station in 1987.

A.G. "Gil" Seabrook died at age 97. Seabrook was the General Manager at CJIB between 1952 and 1977. He also had been President of the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters through two terms, a Director of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and the B.C. Broadcaster of the Year in 1976. He began his career as an announcer at CFRN Edmonton in 1931 and later sold for CJCA Edmonton. Seabrook was also General Sales Manager at CKCK Regina from 1947 to 1952.

2011
In the summer, 107.5 CKIZ (including CKIZ-1 Enderby) changed format from Adult Contemporary to Classic Hits-Hot Adult Contemporary...from Lite Favourites of Yesterday and Today to Vernon's BEST Music!

Frank Martina, a 45-year radio veteran, was been dragged out of retirement to do The Saturday Kiss Classics, a three-hour show on 1075 KISSFM.

2014
The new GM/GSM of Power 104/Q103 Kelowna and 1075 Kiss Vernon was Stu Crouse. He took over January 1 and was promoted from Pattison-owned Island Radio in Nanaimo where he was retail sales manager.

Patrick Nicol (64) passed away in January. He joined CJIB in 1977 and just over a decade later was General Manager of the station, a position he held for 22 years.

                                                      Bill Dulmage - Updated February 2014