Broadcast area Truro, Nova Scotia
Branding Big Dog 100.9
Slogan Today's best variety
Frequency 100.9 MHz (FM)
First air date March 1965 as CKCL-FM
before 2001 as The MIX
2001 as EZ Rock
2002 as Big Dog
Format Hot adult contemporary/classic rock
ERP 50 kWs
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 240 meters (790 ft)
Class C1
Callsign meaning C K TrurO
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio G.P.)
Sister stations CKTY-FM
Webcast Listen live
Website Big Dog 100.9

CKTO-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 100.9 FM in Truro, Nova Scotia. The station plays a hot adult contemporary format and is branded as Big Dog 100.9. The station has been on the air since 1965.

The station is owned by Bell Media which also owns sister station CKTY-FM as well as six other radio stations in the Atlantic provinces.


The station first began broadcasting in March 1965 originally as CKCL-FM before adopting its current call letters. The station's original call letters were later used on a Chilliwack, British Columbia radio station serving the Greater Vancouver area. The station was a CBC Radio affiliate until February 4, 1982. The station was owned and operated by Radio Atlantic Ltd before it was purchased by Telemedia in 1999 and by Astral Media in 2002. CKTO-FM was originally known as Mix 100.9 FM (100.9 The Mix) originally with an adult contemporary format before it adopted the EZ Rock branding in 2001 and became known as EZ Rock 100.9 FM before it adopted its current branding as Big Dog 100.9 one year later. The station's current music format is hot adult contemporary, unlike other Hot AC stations in Canada, CKTO leans towards rock material.


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Coordinates: 45°33′16″N 63°13′23″W / 45.55444°N 63.22306°W / 45.55444; -63.22306

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