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City Hamilton, Ontario
Broadcast area Golden Horseshoe
Branding KX 94.7
Slogan #1 For Hot New Country!
Frequency 94.7 MHz (FM) (also on HD Radio)
First air date September 1, 2000
Format Analog/HD1: Country
HD2: Smooth Jazz
HD3: CHTG simulcast
ERP 40,000 watts average
100,000 watts peak
HAAT 139.9 meters (459 ft)
Class C1
Callsign meaning C Hamilton's KX (City of license and sister station/branding of both stations)
Former callsigns CIWV-FM (9/1/00-8/1/11)
Owner Durham Radio Inc.
Sister stations CJKX-FM, CHTG, CKDO, CKGE-FM

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.

The station cannot be reliably heard in most of the Niagara Region due to the presence of adjacent-channel interference from WNED-FM, a classical music station in Buffalo, New York.


Wave 94.7[edit]

Wave 94.7 Logo 2000-2011

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.

In 2007, the station applied to add new transmitters in Meaford,[1] Peterborough [2] and Ottawa, Ontario.[3] All applications were denied by the CRTC.

CHKX-FM Hamilton has gone through several technical changes and more than doubled its power in November 2009.[4][5][6][7]

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.

KX 94.7[edit]

Current HD2 format

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.[8] 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.

In December 2015, the CRTC granted approval for CHKX to utilize HD Radio services. Wave.FM would return to the airwaves as a digital subchannel on 94.7-HD2 for listeners in the Hamilton area.[9]


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Coordinates: 43°14′17″N 79°52′00″W / 43.23793°N 79.86674°W / 43.23793; -79.86674