Broadcast History - April 27

Broadcast History - April 27

Postby jon » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:02 pm

In 1924, a fire destroyed the CKAC Montreal main studio. Marconi allowed CKAC to use CFCF facilities during the two weeks it took to rebuild the original studio.

In 1998, "Big John" Bassett, founder of CFTO-TV Toronto, died after a short illness. He was 82. His father, also named John, was the publisher of the Montreal Gazette.

In 1999, CKUW-FM began on-air testing from the University of Winnipeg on 95.9 MHz with 450 watts. The campus radio station had been running closed circuit since 1968.

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In 2002, Jack Cullen passed away at the age of 80 in St. Mary's Hospital in New Westminster. He was a radio operator in the Canadian Navy during World War II, attended the Sprott-Shaw School of Commerce and Radio in Vancouver in 1945, and debuted at CJAV Port Alberni in November 1946, first doing News, then becoming a DJ. In April 1947, he moved to CKMO Vancouver in Engineering, but soon was back on the air, doing CKMO's all-night show, known as Pacific Patrol. Later that year, he took over the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DX Patrol program, selling his own commercial time and changing it to the "Owl Prowl", a program name he used for the rest of his broadcast career. He moved to CKNW in 1949, back to CKMO in 1954 through the call letter change to CFUN and back to CKNW in 1957, until being laid off on May 18, 1999. He spent his last few months on-air at CKST Vancouver in 2000. CCF biography

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