The Schroter brothers of Vernon founded CJIB. The station began broadcasting in September, on 940 kHz with a power of 1,000 watts.

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.

Selkirk Broadcasters purchased CJIB.

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

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

On April 28, Interior Broadcasters Ltd.  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).

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.

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.

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

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

On February 25 the CRTC approved application by Rogers Broadcasting to add a 10-watt transmitter at Enderby at 93.9 MHz to rebroadcast the programming of CKIZ-FM, which was no longer receivable there after its conversion from the AM band.








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