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 1060.
The station dates back to 1921 when it was founded as
CFCN. It was a phantom station affiliate of the Canadian National Railway radio network and later of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Dominion Network. In 1947, the station moved to its current AM frequency at 1060 kHz and adopted the CKMX call letters in 1994. It can be heard on shortwave on 6030 kilohertz (via its repeater [1 ] CFVP, reaching western North America.
Former logo as Classic Country 1060
It became CKMX in the Fall of
1992 when Maclean-Hunter sold it to Standard Broadcasting while retaining ownership of sister station CFCN-TV, and switched the format to [1 ] 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 one of the only radio station in Canada to broadcast a continuous classic country format. According to the Fall 2011 PPM data report, released by BBM Canada, AM 1060 CKMX was ranked #15 for the Calgary market. Standard Broadcasting would be acquired by [2 ] Astral Media in 2007, and in turn by Bell Media in 2013.
On September 12, 2013, at 6 AM, CKMX flipped from classic country to an all-comedy format as
Funny 1060, which features stand-up comedy bits performed by major stand-up and improvisational comedians. The station is one of several Bell-owned stations to air programming from the U.S. syndicated radio network [3 ] 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 ]
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