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