Broadcast areaGrand Falls area
Frequency93.5 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 93
FormatAdult hits
First air date
July 8, 1998
Technical information
ERP5,300 watts
vertical polarization only
HAAT60.7 meters (199 ft)
WebcastListen Live

CIKX-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting in Grand Falls, New Brunswick at 93.5 MHz and 5,300 watts.[2] CIKX was originally a repeater of CJCJ in Woodstock until the 2000s, when the station opened its studios.

In April 2000, CIKX began airing programming separate from CJCJ. Studios and offices are located at 399 Broadway Boulevard in Grand Falls. On June 7, 2000, Telemedia Radio Atlantic Ltd. received CRTC approval to add a transmitter for CIKX-FM at Plaster Rock using the facilities of the CJCJ rebroadcasting transmitter, CJCJ-2. As a result of the change, the CJCJ rebroadcasters CJCJ-1 and CJCJ-2 were deleted.[3]

On April 12, 2007, Astral Media Radio Atlantic Inc. received approval to operate a transmitter for CIKX at Plaster Rock (CIKX-FM-1) operating on 91.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.[4] The new transmitter would replace the existing AM transmitter at that location. The AM transmitter was inefficient, worn-out and difficult to maintain. The AM transmitter site was in a low-lying area. The new FM transmitter would be located in an area with an elevation for line-of-sight coverage.

On February 4, 2008, Astral Media Radio Atlantic Inc. received approval to change the frequency of CIKX-FM-1 to 88.3 MHz.[5]

As part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, on May 18, 2021, CIKX flipped to adult hits, and adopted the Bounce branding.[6]

On February 8, 2024, Bell announced a restructuring that included the sale of 45 of its 103 radio stations to seven buyers, subject to approval by the CRTC, including CIKX, which is to be sold to the Maritime Broadcasting System.[7]



  1. ^ "Bell Media ends some CTV newscasts, sells radio stations in media shakeup amid layoffs". CTVNews. 8 February 2024. Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  2. ^ Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) (9 July 1998). "ARCHIVED - Approved - Grand Fall's first commercial, Canadian, English-language radio station. The station will rebroadcast the programming of CJCJ Woodstock on the FM band, with Grand Falls advertising. The new station must begin separate local programming within three years". Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-186
  4. ^ Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) (12 April 2007). "ARCHIVED - CIKX-FM Grand Falls - Licence amendment". Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  5. ^ Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) (4 February 2008). "ARCHIVED - CIKX-FM Grand Falls and its transmitter CIKX-FM-1 Plaster Rock - Technical change". Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  6. ^ "Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada To New Variety Hits Brand - RadioInsight". 18 May 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  7. ^ Hudes, Sammy (8 February 2024). "'Not a viable business anymore': Bell Media selling 45 radio stations amid layoffs". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 8 February 2024.

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