|City of license||Smiths Falls, Ontario|
|Broadcast area||National Capital Region
(Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Upstate New York)
|Slogan||Today's Best Country|
|Frequency||101.1 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1969 (CJET)
2004 (CKBY, moved from 105.3)
|Sister stations||CIWW, CHEZ-FM, CISS-FM, CJET-FM|
|Webcast||Windows Media stream|
In 1984, the stations were acquired by CHEZ-FM Inc., the owner of Ottawa's CHEZ. In 1986, CKUE changed its callsign to CHEQ, and adopted the Q101 brand.
In 1999, the CHEZ group of stations were acquired by Rogers Media. At the end of the year, Rogers converted the station to a modern rock format and moved the station's studios into Ottawa, using the callsign CIOX and the brand name Xfm. However, in 2001 the CRTC found that by operating CIOX as an Ottawa station, Rogers was in contravention of market concentration rules about the number of radio stations in a single market that can be owned by the same company. As a result, the CRTC ordered Rogers to return the station to Smiths Falls.
On January 9, 2004, the station adopted its current format when Rogers converted the former CKBY in Ottawa to the current CISS. 101.1 became CKBY "Y101", and 105.3 became CISS a month later after the format change. The final song as 101.1 Xfm was Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) by Green Day.
On June 28, 2013 at 3PM, the station was rebranded as Country 101.1, as part of Rogers' rebranding of its country-formatted stations to a unified brand. Other than the branding change, no format or staff changes are expected. 
- Decision CRTC 99-158
- Decision CRTC 2001-257
- 9. Canada Meets "Jack," "Bob" and "Dave" Scott Fybush, North East Radio Watch, Year in review 2003
- all eyes were on Rogers' CKBY-FM 105.3 Ottawa over the New Year holiday Scott Fybush, North East Radio Watch, January 5, 2004[dead link]
- Radio Insight: "Rogers Launches Canadian Country Brand", July 3, 2013.
- Country 101.1
- CKBY History at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKBY-FM