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Broadcast area Hamilton, Ontario/Toronto, Ontario
Branding KX 94.7
Slogan #1 For Hot New Country!
Frequency 94.7 MHz (FM)
First air date September 1, 2000
Format Country
ERP 40,000 watts
Class C1
Owner Durham Radio Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website KX 94.7

CHKX-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 94.7 FM from Hamilton, Ontario and licensed to "Hamilton/Burlington." The station airs a country music format branded as KX 94.7. The station cannot be reliably heard in most of the Niagara Region due to the presence of adjacent-channel interference from WNED-FM, a classical music station in Buffalo, New York, USA.


Wave 94.7[edit]

CHKX-FM originally launched on September 1, 2000 as CIWV-FM with a smooth jazz format by Burlingham Communications Inc., a company controlled by Douglas Kirk, the owner of CJKX in Ajax. Local radio consultant Rae Roe initially owned a small interest in the company. Roe sold his interest in the station in early 2001.

In 2007, the station applied to add new transmitters in Meaford,[1] Peterborough [2] and Ottawa, Ontario.[3] All applications were denied by the CRTC.

CHKX-FM Hamilton has gone through several technical changes and more than doubled its power in November 2009.[4][5][6][7]

On September 1, 2007 Burlingham Communications Inc merged with Durham Radio Inc., an Oshawa, Ontario based company also controlled by Douglas Kirk. The new merged entity continued operations under the Durham Radio banner.

KX 94.7[edit]

On July 28, 2011, Durham Radio announced that CIWV-FM will flip to a country music format, branded as "KX 94.7" on Monday, August 1, 2011, at 5:30 AM. Nevertheless, "Wave 94.7" wasn't entirely put to rest, as the smooth jazz format continued on a 24-hour webcast at the Wave.FM website.[8] It also changed call sign adopting the call letters CHKX-FM. The station launched with morning show hosts Toff & Melissa, with the first song being "Come on Over" by Shania Twain.

On-air staff[edit]

The current lineup (as of August 1, 2011) is as follows:

  • Morning Show (5:30 a.m.-9 a.m.): Toff & Melissa - Bill “Toff” Toffan, Melissa Forsyth & Kathy Hyde (News)
  • Mid-Days (9 a.m.-2 p.m.): Linda Martelli
  • Afternoons (2 p.m.-7 p.m.): Derm Carnduff
  • Nighttime (7 p.m.-12 a.m.): Mike Fuller
  • Program Director: Bill “Toff” Toffan

Former Logos[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°14′17″N 79°52′00″W / 43.23793°N 79.86674°W / 43.23793; -79.86674