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Broadcast area Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Branding 101.9 The Giant
Slogan Cape Breton's Hit Music Station
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date May 27, 2008 at 8 AM ADT
Format Hot AC/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 Tuesday May 27, at 8 am with the first song being 4 Minutes by Madonna and Justin Timberlake. It is branded "101-9 The Giant, Cape Breton's Hit Music Station". The station's music format is adult contemporary hit radio (CHR).

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