CJXY-FM


CJXY-FM

Infobox Radio Station


name = CJXY
airdate = 1948
frequency = 107.9 MHz (FM)
area = Burlington, Ontario
format = active rock
owner = Corus Entertainment
erp = 100 kW
branding = Y108
slogan = Y108 Rocks
class =
website = [http://www.y108.ca/ CJXY]
callsign_meaning =

CJXY 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.

The station was originally launched in 1948 as FM 94.1 CHML, 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, in honour of company founder Kenneth D. Soble who had died in 1966.

In 1974, CHML and CKDS were purchased by ML Radio, a division of what was to become Western International Communications. In 1991, CKDS adopted the CJXY (Y95.3) callsign and a rock music format.

In 1999, 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.

External links

* [http://www.y108.ca/ CJXY-FM]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=372&historyID=155 CJXY history at Canadian Communications Foundation]
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