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CHNL RadioNL610AM logo.png
CityKamloops, British Columbia
BrandingRadio NL
SloganLocal. News. Now.
Frequency610 kHz
Repeater(s)CINL 1340 Ashcroft
CHNL-1 1400 Clearwater
CJNL 1230 Merritt
Formatclassic hits/talk/sports
Power25 kW day
5 kW night
Transmitter coordinates50°38′50″N 120°16′19″W / 50.6472°N 120.272°W / 50.6472; -120.272
OwnerStingray Group
Sister stationsCJKC-FM, CKRV-FM
WebcastCHNL listen live

CHNL is a radio station in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The station, owned by the Stingray Group since 2018,[1] airs a classic hits format with some talk and sports at 610 on the AM dial. The station launched in 1970.

610 AM is a regional broadcast frequency. There are four stations in Canada on this frequency, although CKYL is planning to move to FM.

On April 25, 2009, CHNL received CRTC approval to add a transmitter in Merritt at 1230 kHz.[2] The transmitter took over the AM frequency of Merritt's local radio station CJNL, which converted to 101.1 MHz and now broadcasts with the call sign CKMQ-FM.


Rebroadcasters of CHNL
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Ashcroft CINL 1340 AM 1,000 watts C Query
Clearwater CHNL-1 1400 AM 1,000 watts C Query
Merritt CJNL 1230 AM 1,000 watts C Query


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  1. ^ "CRTC approves sale of NL Broadcasting to Newcap of Nova Scotia". Kamloops This Week. June 6, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-223". CRTC. April 24, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2017.

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Coordinates: 50°38′50″N 120°16′19″W / 50.64722°N 120.27194°W / 50.64722; -120.27194