CIOO-FM
Broadcast areaHalifax Regional Municipality
Frequency100.1 MHz (FM)
BrandingMove 100
Programming
FormatAdult contemporary
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Ownership
Owner
CJCH-FM, CJCH-DT
History
First air date
November 1, 1977
Call sign meaning
C100 (former branding) or
C 100.1 (frequency)
Technical information
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT185.1 meters (607 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/move/halifax

CIOO-FM is a Canadian adult contemporary formatted radio station, broadcasting at 100.1 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The station uses the on-air brand name Move 100. It was originally owned by Toronto based CHUM Limited until the company's buy-out by CTVglobemedia in 2007, and then Bell Media in 2011. CIOO's studios are located at the intersection of Russell and Agricola Streets in Halifax (right behind sister station CJCH-DT), with its transmitter located on Washmill Lake Drive in Clayton Park.

History

In 1976, Radio 920, Ltd., a division of CHUM Limited, applied to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for a new FM radio station broadcasting at 100,000 watts with a dial position of 100.1 MHz. This would be the third FM radio station in Halifax after FM stations CBH-FM and CHFX-FM. Radio 920, Ltd. also owned CTV affiliate CJCH-TV and CJCH-AM. The CRTC subsequently approved the application.

On November 1, 1977, CIOO began broadcasting as an easy listening station using the branding C100. As a new decade approached, CIOO changed its programming format to album rock. This gave listeners an opportunity to hear more than just the top 40 hits from a particular artist, such as other songs not yet on AM radio. In 1983, CHUM Limited tested a simulcast project with new TV station ASN by airing Atlantic Canada's Choice, counting down the week's best albums from 20 to 1 that was simulcast on both radio and TV and hosted by Geoff Banks. This lasted until spring 1985, where the station again reformatted its programming.

The spring of 1985 saw the station take on another programming angle, Top 40 along with oldies, such as The Beach Boys among others. This format was phased out not long after, when the station moved towards adult contemporary. The station utilized such slogans as "Lite Rock... Less Talk", "Great Light Rock Hits" and "...Even More Lite Rock Hits". CIOO moved to its current Hot AC format in 1993. Like most xAC stations in Canada, CIOO leans rhythmic, though not as heavy as sister station CHUM-FM/Toronto. With sister station CJCH-FM adopting a Rhythmic/Dance Top 40 presentation by 2013, CIOO modified its playlist towards a conventional Adult Top 40 direction. New sister stations since 2013 are Truro-based CKTY-FM and CKTO-FM.

On December 21, 1984, CHUM Limited was denied a license to add an FM transmitter at 94.9 MHz in Middleton to rebroadcast the programming of CIOO.[1]

Former "C100" logo, 2010-2020

On December 27, 2020, as part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, CIOO rebranded as Move 100, ending 43 years of the "C100" branding. While the station would run jockless for the first week of the format, on-air staff would return on January 4, 2021.[2]

In 2022, CIOO flipped to adult contemporary.

Features (prior to 2020)

Long before the Breakfast Club, the station used one DJ personality. Geoff Banks hosted the morning show for the better part of the 1980s, before Biggs took over and shortly thereafter forming the show they have today.

CIOO formerly broadcast the radio version of the MuchMoreMusic countdown, but stopped airing it sometime in 2007.

CIOO branded itself as playing the most music for Halifax [4] with:

Every Year on New Year's Eve, CIOO played the top 100 songs of the radio stations of that year.

References

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 84-1049
  2. ^ Bell Media Moves Ten Stations to New Branding
  3. ^ "Revolving Door". Broadcast Dialogue. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ http://www.iheartradio.ca/c100-fm/audio-video/non-stop-music-on-c100-1.2494317[permanent dead link]

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