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CKSY-FM

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CKSY-FM
CKSY 94.3CKSY logo.png
CityChatham, Ontario
Broadcast areaChatham-Kent
Branding94-3 CKSY
SloganChatham-Kent's Best Music
Frequency94.3 (MHz)
First air dateJuly 1, 1986 (on 95.1 FM)
May 4, 2002 (on 94.3 FM)
FormatAdult contemporary
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT133.5 meters (438 ft)
ClassB
OwnerBlackburn Radio
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.cksyfm.com

CKSY-FM is a radio station located in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Owned by Blackburn Radio, the station broadcasts an adult contemporary format on 94.3 FM. CKSY is co-owned with adult-hits station CKUE-FM and country-formatted CFCO-AM-FM.

History[edit]

CKSY-FM's logo from 2006

CKSY first broadcast on July 1, 1986, and was originally carried 95.1 FM (which had previously been the frequency used by CBEE-FM, a rebroadcaster of CBC Radio One station CBE in Windsor, now at 88.1 FM). CKSY originally aired an easy listening music format branded as "Cosy," which evolved into a brighter, more contemporary AC format by the mid-1990s.

On May 4, 2002, CKSY switched frequencies with sister station CKUE to obtain its current frequency of 94.3 FM. In 2005, CKSY and CKUE were acquired by Blackburn Radio.

By 2010, the station had dropped much of its "traditional" AC music (i.e. soft rock) and adopted a brighter, more contemporary music mix, while remaining within the boundaries of the AC format. In 2014, sister station CKUE-FM would ultimately drop active rock for a soft AC format,[1] and has since shifted to a classic rock format as "Cool FM."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'The Rock' Radio Station Changing To 'LiteFM'". Windsorite.ca. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

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Coordinates: 42°26′14″N 82°06′22″W / 42.43722°N 82.10611°W / 42.43722; -82.10611