CIUX-FM, 105.5 Hits FM , Uxbridge
On April 3, the CRTC approved the application by Frank Torres, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Uxbridge. The station would operate on 105.5 MHz (channel 288A) with an average effective radiated power of 372 watts (maximum ERP of 900 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 139.7 metres). The licence would expire August 31, 2018.
The proposed station would offer a Classic Hits music format, and broadcast 126 hours of local programming, including 19 hours 10 minutes of spoken word programming, of which 4 hours 22 minutes would be devoted to news. The local programming would also include sports, weather forecasts, traffic reports, an events calendar, business reports and special features. The applicant indicated that the station would target adults between the ages of 25 and 54.
Frank Torres received CRTC approval to extend the time limit to April 3, 2015 to commence the operation of the new station.
CIUX-FM 105.5 HITS FM was testing on-air in the late summer.
105.5 Hits FM launched September 21 with the sound of 16-year old Julien Kelland, a local resident, singing You + Me.