CHML began operations in 1927 as a response to
censorshipof political discussions by Hamilton's first radio station, CKOC. The original owners were Maple Leaf Radio Company, and the "HML" in the callsign stood for "Hamilton Maple Leaf". Broadcaster Ken Sobletook over CHML in 1944.cite press release| title =The Hamilton Memory Project;| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition| date =Saturday June 10, 2006| accessdate = 2007-01-29] Shortly after Soble's death, his estate sold the station to Western Broadcasting, later known as Western International Communications. Corus took over Western's radio assets in 1999.
The station has several local daily talk show hosts. Mornings with Bob Bratina and Shiona Thompson, Bill Kelly, Jamie West and Scott Thompson in late afternoons, while also airing the nationally syndicated "Adler On Line" with Charles Adler, and "The Roy Green Show" with Roy Green on the weekends. CHML is the
Hamilton Tiger-Cats' flagship radio station and an affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafsand Toronto Blue Jaysradio networks. In 2007 the station annonced a multi year partnership to broadcast McMaster University Football games.
American radio programmes aired on CHML include Dr.
Joy Browneand The Jim Rome Show.
old time radioprograms from the 1940s and 1950s nightly. These shows feature classic NBCand CBS Radioprograms.
* [http://www.900chml.com/ CHML]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=370&historyID=154 CHML history at Canadian Communications Foundation]
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