CJKX-FM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
CJKX-FM
CJKX-FM.png
City Ajax, Ontario
Broadcast area Oshawa, the Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area
Branding KX96
Frequency 95.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1967
Format Analog/HD1: New Country
HD2: Smooth jazz "The Wave"
HD3: CKDO simulcast
ERP 19.96 kW
Former callsigns CHOO (1967-1994)
Former frequencies 1390 kHz (AM) (1967-1994)
Owner Durham Radio Inc.
Sister stations CHKX-FM
Website www.kx96.fm

CJKX-FM is a Canadian radio station. Although its official city of licence is Ajax, Ontario, the station operates from studios in Oshawa, Ontario with co-owned stations CKDO and CKGE-FM. Airing at 95.9 FM, the station broadcasts a country music format branded as KX96.

The station was launched in 1967 as AM 1390 CHOO. The station was acquired in 1973 by Community Communications, and in 1977 by Golden West Broadcasting. In 1994, the station was acquired by its current owner, Durham Radio, and moved to its current FM frequency.[1]

In 1999, the station added a 5 kW rebroadcaster (CJKX-FM-1) in Sunderland, operating on 89.9 FM.[2]

In 2006, CJKX was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to add a rebroadcaster (CJKX-FM-2) in downtown Toronto, to operate on 95.9 FM, the same frequency as the main station.[3] That rebroadcaster's transmitter is located atop the First Canadian Place.

Note: The CHOO callsign was formerly used at a station, (now defunct) in Tofino, British Columbia from 2000-2002. The current CHOO callsign is now currently being used at a radio station Drumheller, Alberta, known today as CHOO-FM. Both of these stations that used the CHOO callsign have no relation to CJKX-FM.

On August 1, 2016, the CRTC denied Durham Radio Inc. (Durham) application to change the authorized contours of CJKX-FM-2 Toronto, Ontario, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language commercial radio station CJKX-FM Ajax. The applicant proposed to change the transmitter's class from A to B1 and increase the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 122 to 194 watts (maximum ERP from 220 to 800 watts).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 94-343
  2. ^ CRTC Decision 99-154
  3. ^ CRTC Decision 2006-107, CJKX-FM Ajax - New transmitter in Toronto, CRTC, March 29, 2006
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-305, CJKX-FM Ajax and its transmitter CJKX-FM-2 Toronto – Technical changes, CRTC, August 1, 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°59′02″N 79°01′28″W / 43.98389°N 79.02444°W / 43.98389; -79.02444