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CKX-FM
Broadcast areaWestman Region
Frequency96.1 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 96.1
Programming
FormatAdult hits
Ownership
Owner
CKXA-FM
History
First air date
December 16, 1963
Call sign meaning
Derived from sister station CKX.
Technical information
ClassC
ERP88,700 watts
HAAT349.5 meters (1,147 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/bounce/brandon

CKX-FM (96.1 MHz, Bounce 96.1) is a radio station in Brandon, Manitoba. Owned by Bell Media, it broadcasts an adult hits format branded as Bounce.

History

The station started operation on December 16, 1963 as a sister station to CKX-AM. The station, with a power of 29,000 watts, was the first stereo FM station in Manitoba. In 1983, the station adopted the KX 96 and mainstream rock format, making 2008 their 25th year on air. As a mainstream rock station, KX 96 focused most of its airtime on classic rock or familiar music and features a somewhat limited collection of modern rock tracks.

In 1991, Western Manitoba Broadcasters, who formerly owned CKX-FM, CKX-AM and CKX-TV, changed its name to Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. Craig's radio operations in Brandon were sold to Standard Radio in 2002, along with two other Craig Media properties.

Ownership changed hands once again when on October 29, 2007, Astral Media took over all stations operating under Standard Broadcasting. It is now owned by Bell Media after Astral merged with the company in 2013.

On August 30, 2013, CKX-FM switched its format to adult hits and re-branded as 96.1 Bob FM.

On May 18, 2021, the station rebranded under Bell's national adult hits brand Bounce 96.1, with no change in format.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada To New Variety Hits Brand". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2021-05-23.

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