Hot Country 88.5

Previously Jewel 88.5, Lite 88.5

Hot Country 88.5
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  • Playlist

    • Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans
    • Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
    • George Benson - Give Me The Night
    • Aretha Franklin - Respect
    • April Wine - I Wouldn't Want To Lose Your


    CKDX-FM is a radio station from Newmarket, Ontario, serves the Greater Toronto Area at 88.5 FM, and branded as Lite 88.5. CKDX plays a soft adult contemporary format and owned by Evanov Communications. That radio station was branded Jewel 88.5, until October 1, 2021. On November 17, 2023, CKDX-FM returned to country again, this time under the name Hot Country 88.5.

    Slogan: "Today's Lite Hits & Yesterday's Favourites"

    Language: English.

    Format: Soft Adult Contemporary, Pop.

    First air date: February 28, 1980

    Call sign: CKDX-FM

    Owner: Evanov Communications

    Broadcast area Greater Toronto Area

    Jewel 88.5 sister stations


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    • Gary Gamble Gary Gamble
    • Kent Chambers Kent Chambers
    • Doctor Fabio Varlese Doctor Fabio Varlese


    Radio broadcasts in the following cities on FM or AM:

    • Newmarket 88.5 FM
    • Toronto 88.5 FM



    • James
      I love the new format keep up the great work
      loved oldies music . bye jewel!
    • Jane Smith
      The station has lost another faithful, long term listener because of its switch to 'country' music.
    • Larry Noble
      Very disapointed in the change. Been a listener for a long time but not anymore. From Uxbridge.
    • Cheryl
      Your station has been disappointing since you changed from the Jewel, but the new change lost me as a listener.