CKXX-FM

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CKXX-FM
Broadcast area Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Branding 103.9 K-Rock
Slogan Western Newfoundland's classic rock!
Frequency 103.9 MHz (FM)
First air date August 6, 1984 as CKWK
Format Classic rock
Callsign meaning C KiXX (during its days as a country music station)
Owner Newcap Radio
Sister stations CFCB
Webcast Listen live
Website 103.9 K-Rock

CKXX-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting from Corner Brook at 103.9 MHz FM. The station launched by the noted broadcaster Alex J. Walling on August 6, 1984 as CKWK at 1340 kHz AM, and is currently owned by Newcap Radio.[1] By the early 1990s, CKWK changed its call letters to CKXX. In 1997, CKXX jumped from 1340 AM to 103.9 FM,[2] retaining the country music format it ran for years until the early 2000s, when it re-branded from KIXX Country to Magic 103, and shortly afterwards to 103.9 K-Rock. The other two KIXX Country stations outside of St. John's, CKXD in Gander and CKXG in Grand Falls-Windsor, were also branded with the "Magic" name and then subsequently to K-Rock, which aired an active rock format until January 26, 2009, where it changed its format to classic rock after a listener opinion poll.

On December 20, 1999, the CRTC approved the application for authority to acquire the assets of CKXX-FM Corner Brook and its transmitter CKXX-FM-1 Stephenville from Western Broadcasting Limited (Western), and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of this undertaking.[3]

CKXX used to have a repeater in Deer Lake at 95.1 FM, but was shut down after switching frequencies mentioned above.[4] There is now a repeater in Stephenville, originally at 95.3 FM, but is now at 95.9 FM.[5][6]

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Coordinates: 48°55′15″N 57°58′13″W / 48.92083°N 57.97028°W / 48.92083; -57.97028