CIGO-FM

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CIGO-FM
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Broadcast area Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Branding 101.5 The Hawk
Frequency 101.5 MHz (FM)
First air date October 29, 1975
Format Hot adult contemporary
Owner MacEachern Broadcasting Ltd.
Website 101.5 The Hawk

CIGO-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting from Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia on 101.5 FM. It plays a hot adult contemporary format and is branded 101.5 The Hawk.

CIGO started out as an AM station on 1410 kHz. It first went on the air on October 29, 1975. In November 1999, CIGO received CRTC approval to convert from the AM band to the FM band.[1] In 2000, CIGO switched over to the FM band and the AM signal was shut down permanently shortly afterwards. As an AM station, it was known as "1410 CIGO".

The station's primary coverage area is Inverness, Richmond, Antigonish and Guysborough counties, but it can be heard beyond that area.

CIGO is owned and operated by MacEachern Broadcasting.

On June 8, 2010, MacEachern Broadcasting Limited (CIGO-FM) applied to increase their ERP (effective radiated power) from 19,000 to 40,000 watts and received CRTC approval on September 17, 2010.[2]

Notable on air personalities: Scott Oakley, Greg Morrow, Kelly MacMillan, Cameron MacEachern, Bob MacEachern, Emily Dalrymple, Alex Theriault

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101.5 The Hawk (CIGO-FM) is located in Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Established in October 1975, CIGO is a full-service adult contemporary station with a focus to servicing the community through public service, news, sports and weather information.

CIGO began as 1410 AM and converted to 101.5 FM on April 3, 2000. We can be heard from New Glasgow to Sydney Forks, Nova Scotia, but our main focus is the Quad Counties (Inverness, Richmond, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties) 24 hours a day.

The Hawk has received numerous recognition awards for our positive contribution to the community. In 2008 we awarded the ECMA for Small Market Radio Station of the Year. As the only daily source for local news, weather, sports and information, The Hawk has become an integral part of the Quad Counties.

We are a progressive station leading the way with digital technology including the following:

The first radio station east of Ontario to install the Burli newsroom capture and editing software. The Hawk's traffic and accounting departments use the world wide leading Wick Broadcasting Solution (CBSI) software. This program provides us with versatility and complete control of how commercials are scheduled throughout the day. The Hawk uses the Media Touch Digital Audio Mpeg 2 Format for on-air and production aspects of the operation. Media Touch is based in Winnipeg. RCS music scheduling system

Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 61°27′57″W / 45.65000°N 61.46583°W / 45.65000; -61.46583