CJXY-FM

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CJXY-FM
Broadcast areaGreater Toronto and Hamilton Area
Waterloo Region
Niagara Region
Frequency107.9 MHz (FM)
BrandingY108
Programming
FormatActive rock[1]
Ownership
OwnerCorus Entertainment
CHML, CING-FM
History
First air date
1948
Former call signs
CHML-FM (1948-1967)
CKDS-FM (1967-1991)
Former frequencies
94.1 MHz (1948-1960s)
95.3 MHz (1964-2001)
Technical information
ClassB
ERP26,100 watts
HAAT205 meters (673 ft)
Links
Websitey108.ca

CJXY-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 107.9 FM and serving the Hamilton, Ontario market, licensed to the suburb of Burlington. The station broadcasts an alternative-leaning 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 95.3 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 classic rock format as Y95.

In 2000, CHML and CJXY were acquired by Corus Entertainment. On August 31, 2001, CJXY swapped frequencies with Corus' CING-FM, taking over CING's former 107.9 frequency; at the same time, it changed its moniker to the current Y108.

Former logo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-08-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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