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City Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Broadcast area Cape Breton Island
Slogan 101.5 The Hawk
Frequency 101.5 MHz (FM)
First air date October 29, 1975
Format adult contemporary
ERP horizontal polarization only:
38.1 kWs
HAAT 171.1 metres (561 ft)
Class B
Former frequencies 1410 kHz (AM) (1975-2000)
Affiliations American Top 40
Owner MacEachern Broadcasting Ltd.
Webcast Listen Live
Website 101.5 The Hawk

CIGO-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia at 101.5 FM. The station plays an adult contemporary format branded as 101.5 The Hawk.

CIGO started out as an AM station on 1410 kHz. Founded by local business man Gérald "Gerry" Doucet[1], 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.[2] 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.[3]

Notable on air personalities: Scott Oakley, Greg Morrow, Kelly MacMillan, Michael DeCoste, Bob MacEachern, Callum Smith, Ryan MacDonald.


  1. ^ "History of Canadian Broadcasting". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 99-492
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-691

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