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City Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Broadcast area Cape Breton Island
Branding 101.9 The Giant
Slogan Cape Breton's Hit Music Station
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date May 27, 2008
Format Adult CHR
ERP 58 kW
Class C
Owner Newcap Radio
Sister stations CKCH-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website 101.9 The Giant

CHRK-FM is a radio station broadcasting from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada at 101.9 FM owned by Newcap Radio. The station is one of several radio stations approved in 2007 for the Atlantic Provinces.[1] It is also one of two radio stations for the Cape Breton region along with sister station CKCH-FM.


The station began a required three week Industry Canada testing period on May 15, 2008, and officially launched on May 27th, at 8 a.m., with the first song being "4 Minutes" by Madonna. It is branded "101-9 The Giant, Cape Breton's Hit Music Station". The station's music format is Top 40/CHR with an adult lean.

The station is owned by the Dartmouth-based company Newcap Radio, a company that owns several other radio stations across Canada.[2]

CHRK was formerly a call sign for CKRV 97.5 FM in Kamloops, British Columbia from 1984 to 1993 and short term call-sign of radio station CKIS Calgary, Alberta between 1999 - 2002.


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Coordinates: 46°05′55″N 60°18′41″W / 46.09861°N 60.31139°W / 46.09861; -60.31139