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CIOE Celebrates Canada with 150 Hours of Canadian Music

150 Hours of 100% Canadian Music, As Canada Celebrates 150 Years

Lower Sackville, NS, June 20, 2017

CIOE 97.5 FM Community Radio is pleased to announce that in Celebration of Canada’s 150 years of confederation, we will play 100% Canadian Music for 150 hours leading up to and including Canada Day. The special marathon broadcast will kick off on Sunday June 25th at 6pm and carry through to July 2nd at 1:00 am.

Canada has a history to be proud about and to celebrate. Known for Maple syrup, Hockey, Lobsters, The Robertson Screw, Nanaimo Bars, The Canada Arm, The Bluenose, Poutine or the Blackberry, Canada also has a remarkable music history.

Join CIOE 97.5 FM as we celebrate Canada’s contribution to music with 150 Hours of 100% Canadian music. Steeped in a unique history from coast to coast we have a music legacy in this country that is second to none.  Featuring artists such as Buffy Saint-Marie, Gordon Lightfoot, Rita MacNeil, Oscar Peterson, Celine Dion, Burton Cummings, George Beverly Shea or Shania Twain to name a few of the many. We will also share Canada’s top 100 songs of all time in a daily series that will air each weekday at 5pm, during the week of June 25-30. Tune into 97.5 FM in the metro Halifax region or listen online at  to a unique 150 hours that cannot be heard anywhere else. CIOE the voice of Canadian Music – Lets Celebrate Canada’s 150 years.

“Canada’s marvelous music legacy tells our remarkable history and CIOE 97.5 FM is pleased to share it from Coast to Coast. The last two years we have broadcast 24 hours of 100% Canadian Music on July first, but this year we wanted to do something special to make Canada’s 150 and share the amazing talent this country has to offer” said Jim Robson, Chairman of CIOE 97.5 FM and former CRTC Commissioner. “During my time as a CRTC Commissioner, we longed for broadcasters to increase their Canadian content, it is initiatives like this that help fuel Canada’s creative economy and CIOE is proud to lead the way.”

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About CIOE 97.5 FM

CIOE established in 2015 by the Cobequid Radio Society,  is the non-profit, volunteer driven Voice of East Coast Music. Committed to over 55 hours per week of East Coast Music heard nowhere else but over the air at 97.5 FM and world wide at . in addition to the over 80 locally produced original programs per week. Our impressive slate of locally produced programs cover an eclectic mix of genres and intelligent talk programing. CIOE is also the home of a concert hall and metro’s newest community art gallery, Gallery 97, boasting artwork from over 20 artists. CIOE is fully driven by a group of over 60 community volunteers that host, produce and develop programing and are responsible for all aspects of broadcasting.

CIOE is truly the voice of your community, developing special programing such as 100% Canadian Music during Canada Day 2015 and 2016, 6 hour Remembrance day programing, special East Coast Music New Years top 100 songs, Halifax Explosion Special and most recently Decision 2017 Provincial election coverage.  CIOE is defining a new definition of Community Radio in Canada and continues to strive higher and further to provide a service to the community.

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