KX94.7 FM legally known as CHKX-FM is a country format station owned by Durham Radio Inc. and based in Hamilton. Formerly known as CIWV-FM the radio was launched on Sep 1, 2000 from its studios at 589 Upper Wellington Street, after Canadian commission awarded Rae Roe and Douglas Kirk with the license of a new FM on May 5, 2000. Burlingham Communications Inc. was the owner at that time. The power of the transmitter which remains same to the date was 1,880 watts; the transmitter site was at Ridge Road above Stoney Creek. KX947 as proposed was broadcasting contemporary/smooth Jazz for the audiences between the age of 30 and 50. An increase to 3,600 w was approved in the wattage of the KX94-7 in Aug 17, 2001 by the commission followed by another one to 11,390 w in 2003 and was implemented on May 19, 2004.
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Once again the commission allowed a wattage increment to 21,400 w in Dec 2005 while antenna height was unchanged followed by another one in 2009 which would see the channel operating on a frequency of 40,000 w. Burlingham Communications Inc. dissolve into Durham Radio Inc. in Sep 2007 and Durham Radio Inc. The KX947 adopted new calls: CHKX-FM in Aug 2011 also changing format and branding to country and KX94.7. By 2016 it was operating two HD station CHKX-HD1 and CHKX-HD2 approved by CRTC in Dec 2015. New Country FM is the catchphrase. Audiences can listen the KX94-7 online with contests, events and concerts info, multimedia, (photos, videos, audio clips) blogs, featured galleries, playlists/Playlog and more cool stuff. Follow the KX94-7 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Here is the website: www.kx947.fm
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|Mike Fuller||Mornings with Toff & Melissa||Mel Gordon (Community Events)||Saturday Nights @ 7pm||Kathy Hyde (News)|
|Derm Carnduff||Crook & Chase||Toff||Melissa||Linda Martelli|
Address: 589 Upper Wellington St.
Tel: 905 388 8911