CJXY-FM

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CJXY-FM
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Broadcast area Hamilton-Niagara
Greater Toronto Area
Branding Y108
Slogan World Class Rock
Frequency 107.9 Mhz
Format mainstream rock[1]
ERP 26,100 watts
HAAT 205 meters (673 ft)
Class B
Owner Corus Entertainment
Website www.y108.ca

CJXY-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 107.9 FM and serving the Hamilton, Ontario market, but licensed to the nearby city of Burlington. The station broadcasts an active rock format as Y108. CJXY's studios are located on Main Street West (next to Highway 403) in Hamilton, while its transmitter is located atop the Niagara Escarpment near Burlington.

History[edit]

The station was originally launched in 1948 as 94.1 CHML-FM, a simulcast of AM station CHML. The simulcast was subsequently dropped in the 1950s, leaving the station silent. The owners relaunched the FM signal on the 95.3 frequency in 1964, with distinct programming from its AM sister station. In 1967 the station adopted the new callsign CKDS-FM, in honour of company founder Kenneth D. Soble, who had died in 1966.

In 1974, CHML and CKDS-FM were purchased by ML Radio, a division of what was to become Western International Communications. On September 1, 1991, CKDS-FM dropped its long-time adult contemporary/easy listening format, and adopted the CJXY callsign and a rock music format as "Y95.3."

In 2000, CHML and CJXY were acquired by Corus Entertainment. The following year, CJXY swapped frequencies with Corus' CING, taking over CING's former 107.9 frequency; at the same time, it changed its moniker to "Y108."

Y108 had old-time CFNY-FM host Alan Cross as program director until 2004, when he returned to CFNY. Wayne Williams is currently CJXY's program director. Recently, CJXY has changed to a more active rock format under the slogan 'World Class Rock', with a substantial increase in current music in its playlist.

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Coordinates: 43°23′12″N 79°52′33″W / 43.38667°N 79.87583°W / 43.38667; -79.87583