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City of license London, Ontario
Branding AM 1410
Slogan "Good Times, Great Oldies"
Frequency 1410 (AM)
First air date 1956
Format Oldies
ERP 10 kW
Owner Astral Media
Website AM 1410

CKSL is a radio station in London, Ontario, Canada. Broadcasting at 1410 AM, the station broadcasts an adult standards format.

CKSL is owned by Astral Media, along with CJBX, CIQM and CJBK. CKSL broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 10,000 watts from a transmitter site between London and St. Thomas.

The station was launched in June 1956 on AM 1290, and moved to its current frequency in 1964. The station later adopted a Top 40 format, and subsequently changed to news/talk in 1993 known as AM 1410. It changed to an adult standards format under the same name in 1996, evolving into a soft adult contemporary format as "AM 1410, The River" in September 1997.

In 2000, the station was acquired by Telemedia, who changed it to an oldies format as "Oldies 1410" on December 1, 2000. Standard Broadcasting subsequently acquired Telemedia in 2002, and the format changed back to adult standards on February 16, 2004. By this point the station only broadcast live from 6-9 a.m. weekdays, with the rest of the time being automated. During the Oldies 1410 years, the station also broadcast various religious and ethnic programs in evenings, including Radio Maryja from Poland seven days a week from 8-9 p.m.

CKSL has been dogged by low listenership for many years, due in part to the location of its transmitter site in South London. The municipal landfill site is located just south of the transmitter site, and this has caused increasing deterioration of the signal as the landfill has grown over the years. CKSL applied to move to the FM dial at 102.3 MHz in 1999, but the license for 102.3 was awarded to CHUM who subsequently launched CHST-FM. CKSL presently has the lowest audience share in the London market, according to BBM Canada.

In 2007 Astral Media took control of CKSL as a result of a takeover of Standard Radio.

In fall 2009 CKSL moved back to the oldies format as Oldies 1410.

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