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

    About radio

    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

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    Radio frequencies

    Radio broadcasts in the following cities on FM or AM:

    • Newmarket 88.5 FM
    • Toronto 88.5 FM

    Radio contacts

    Reviews about radio

    • Gordon Grosvenor
      I don't know why you switched to country. You had a good oldies music format. Shame on who ever did this! Former listener.
    • Riva Brownstein
      SORRY you lost us with your new programming, not fans of western and country.
    • Gavin
      Great music increase the reception in Thornhill.
      CD Sunday - why is Patrick Norman - Love Will Find A Way- never played? Such a great tune!
    • Dawn
      So very disappointing listening to your stn now. The Lounge was the very best. I can’t listen to the same music on your stn anymore. You have joined the cast of boring music for every station but you were better than they were. Bring back the lounge. Your listeners will come back!!
    • Joan
      What happened to your instrumental music at 11:00 PM? I'm disappointed it's not on lately.
    • Gerry Pettle
      I have written and recorded a Christmas song could I send you a copy to listen to and perhaps you will play it
    • Jim Cooper
      Your programming after 8.00pm is boring, repetitive,and out of date. You need NEW pre-recorded play lists. I listen through the day then change stations at night.
    • J. Crown
      Whats up with the lounge play list. We use to love it. Now you include disco in the lounge?? Sorry..adios
    • Jodie Cranstoun
      LITE sounds like so many other radio stations. JEWEL's format was UNIQUE and played music we don't hear anywhere else. Such a disappointment. You lost a long-time loyal listener (along with several friends and family members as well).