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CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby radiofan » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:48 pm

Bud McNeeley posted this on the Radio Folks Facebook Site. A treasure he rescued from the CKWX dumpster when they moved from Burrard Street to Ash Street.

From 1978, a 24 minute audio profile of a typical broadcast day on Super Country, CKWX 1130.

http://my.brainshark.com/CKWX-24-Minute-Day-486996733
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby BossRadio » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:40 pm

That was fun,and great to hear the veteran lineup. Really enjoyed hearing Jim Fraser again; always thought he sounded so much like Freddy Latremoulle. Newsman David Cassidy voicing the script?
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby CubbyCam » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:06 am

BossRadio wrote:Newsman David Cassidy voicing the script?


It was Dave Roughan doing the first half Rod Serling impression, then Gene Kern later. David Cassady was in the piece a couple of times from airchecks, but not narrating. A lot of great people in there... and too many gone.
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby albertaboy4life » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:09 am

Beauty!

Interesting how the sports sounder has the same musical logo as the first CKWX News 1130 cuts from the Jam "Data Seek" jingle package.
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby Muzik » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:28 am

Supercountry CKWX was always boomin across Western Canada at night and even in the day on cold winters.Such good memories and a relaxed laid back sound from that era.Great lineup and household names like Red,Bob Bye,Elmer,and Jim Fraser. Although not much a country fan,I still tuned in to hear the air staff from WX1130.The signal/frequency still powerful to this day in Saskatoon.
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby cart_machine » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:41 pm

Thanks, RF. It's the classic line-up I remember.

There's even a clip of Taanta on Parliament Hill.

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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby CubbyCam » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:31 pm

cart_machine wrote:Thanks, RF. It's the classic line-up I remember.

Cam can remind me who Bernie is.

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That was Bernadette Holdsworth... who was one of the copy writers and did on air traffic for a while. She went on to promotions, then became promotions manager at KVOS for many years.
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby DonovanTildesley » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:58 pm

There must be something I'm not seeing, but I can't seem to get the audio to play.
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby CubbyCam » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:32 pm

donovan... It seems to take quite a while to load. The first time I watched, I had the same reaction, but try it again... with patience... :-)
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby radiofan » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:44 pm

What a great trip down memory lane ... WX Super Country as I remembered it!
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby J Kendrick » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:19 pm

I was there!... in my earliest days working as a news stringer. Man, I miss those days.... :-)
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby Beavers1 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:35 pm

Brings back the days when I used to listen to them in Oregon.
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Re: CKWX 24 Minute Day

Postby Jack Bennest » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:44 am

The clarity of sound is excellent

Too bad we don't have more studio recordings of radio from that era.

Lots of memories of many people.
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