CKMX

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CKMX
City of license Calgary, Alberta
Branding Funny 1060AM
Slogan "The Best Stand-Up Comedy 24/7"
Frequency 1060 kHz
Repeaters CFVP
First air date May 18, 1922 (experimental 1921-1922)
Format Comedy
Power 50,000 watts
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 50°54′02″N 113°52′30″W / 50.9006°N 113.875°W / 50.9006; -113.875
Former callsigns CFCN (1922-1994)
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio)
Sister stations CIBK-FM, CJAY-FM
Website Funny 1060AM

CKMX is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting on 1060 AM in Calgary, Alberta. Owned by Bell Media, the station broadcasts a comedy radio format as Funny 1060AM.

History[edit]

The station dates back to 1921, when W. W. Grant set up an experimental station in High River, which aired the first radio concerts in western Canada. In 1922, Grant moved the station to Calgary and adopted the calls CFCN. He was granted a commercial license--the second in Calgary, after CFAC--on May 18. It was a phantom station affiliate of the Canadian National Railway radio network and later of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Dominion Network.[1] In 1947, the station moved to its current AM frequency at 1060 kHz. It can be heard on shortwave on 6030 kilohertz (via its repeater CFVP, reaching western North America.

Former logo as Classic Country AM 1060

It became CKMX in the Fall of 1994 when Maclean-Hunter sold it to Standard Broadcasting while retaining ownership of sister station CFCN-TV,[1] and switched the format to hot adult contemporary (which would shift to alternative rock in mid-1993) under the name Mix 1060 from contemporary hit radio as AM106. On December 1, 1995, the station adopted an adult standards format; this ended in 2005, when the station adopted a classic country music format. It had the distinction of being the last radio station in Canada to broadcast a continuous classic country format (other stations in Canada carry classic country, such as CJDL and CFCW, but their formats are more properly described as "traditional country," since those stations also carry contemporary hits in their playlists). According to the Fall 2011 PPM data report, released by BBM Canada, Classic Country AM 1060 was ranked #15 for the Calgary market.[2] Standard Broadcasting would be acquired by Astral Media in 2007, and in turn by Bell Media in 2013. The Bell purchase reunited CKMX with its former television sister.

On September 12, 2013, at 6 AM, CKMX flipped from classic country to an all-comedy format as Funny 1060AM, which features stand-up comedy bits performed by major stand-up and improvisational comedians.[3] The station is one of several Bell-owned stations to air programming from the U.S. syndicated radio network 24/7 Comedy—which was first launched in Canada by sister station CKSL in London, Ontario by Astral Media's syndication arm Orbyt Media (now a part of Bell) in 2012.[4]

Funny 1060AM Shows & Hosts[edit]

Current Hosts & Shows[edit]

  • The Diamond J Show - Monday-Friday 6-9am
  • The Adam Hunter Show or The Chris Rivest Show - Monday-Friday 3-6pm

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