CIXK-FM

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CIXK-FM
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City Owen Sound, Ontario
Branding Mix 106.5
Slogan "More music. More variety"
Frequency FM 106.5 MHz
First air date 1988
Format hot adult contemporary
ERP 28 kW
HAAT 189.6 metres (622 ft)
Class C1
Owner Bayshore Broadcasting
Sister stations CFOS, CKYC-FM
Website www.mix106.ca

CIXK-FM, branded as Mix 106, is a Canadian FM radio station, broadcasting from studios on 9th Street East in downtown Owen Sound, Ontario.

History[edit]

In 1987, Bayshore Broadcasting Corp., owner of 560 CFOS, filed an application with the CRTC for a new FM station to serve Owen Sound. The application was approved by the CRTC on October 26 the same year.[1] Transmitter testing at 106.5 MHz began in late 1988 and was launched on January 3, 1989 as K106.5.

In the 1990s CIXK-FM aired a mix of acoustic rock and country music crossover format using the slogan "The mix that kicks". Over the years, different slogans were used with the Mix 106.5 or Mix 106 branding. Unlike the typical Canadian hot AC station which plays mainly pop and rhythmic music, CIXK today airs more of a Rock Adult Contemporary/Adult Hits format, with a mix of current rock-oriented hot AC hits and classic hits dating back to the 1970s.

Bayshore Broadcasting launched its new FM sister station, CKYC-FM in 2001 with a country music format.

On September 30, 2010, CKYC-FM and sister station CIXK-FM received CRTC approval to change their authorized contours.[2]

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Coordinates: 44°30′44″N 80°57′13″W / 44.51222°N 80.95361°W / 44.51222; -80.95361