|Broadcast area||Hamilton, Ontario/Toronto, Ontario|
|Slogan||#1 For Hot New Country!|
|Frequency||94.7 MHz (FM) (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||September 1, 2000|
HD2: Smooth jazz
|ERP||40,000 watts average
100,000 watts peak
|HAAT||139.9 meters (459 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||C Hamilton's KX 94.7 (City of license and sister station/branding of both stations)|
|Former callsigns||CIWV-FM (Sep. 1, 2000-Aug. 1, 2011)|
|Owner||Durham Radio Inc.|
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. CHKX's studios are located on Upper Wellington Street in Hamilton, while their transmitter is located atop the Niagara Escarpment near Stoney Creek.
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-FM 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.
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.
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. 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.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-392
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-406
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-407
- Increase in power for CIWV-FM Hamilton/Burlington Decision CRTC 2001-496
- Hamilton - Technical change Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-507
- Hamilton - Technical change Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-575
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-350
- 94.7 CIWV Hamilton, ON To Flip To Country, Radio Insight, July 28, 2011
- KX 94.7
- CHKX-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHKX-FM