The station first started in 1962 as CJBQ-FM, then changed its callsign to CIGL in 1978. The former CJBQ-FM callsign currently belongs to its sister station CJBQ. The call letters CIGL were often featured with seagulls in logos and advertisements, leading many to conclude that the call letters were a short form for "seagull".
Until 1995 CIGL featured essentially a "Beautiful Music" format playing many instrumental renditions of popular songs by artists such as Percy Faith, Nelson Riddle, Richard Clayderman, Frank Mills and Floyd Cramer. As the popularity of the Beautiful Music format decreased throughout the 1980s all around North America more soft rock vocal music was added, including light songs by Kenny Rogers, Glenn Medieros and many others. In the summer of 1995 the station was re-branded as "Mix 97".
CIGL is owned by Quinte Broadcasting.
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