Old CFAC home bulldozed

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Old CFAC home bulldozed

Postby radiofan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:03 pm

The building at 17th Avenue and 33rd Street in Calgary that was home to CFAC Radio from 1984 until the 1990's is history. It was also home to CHFM from the early 1990's
until the two stations moved to join 66 CFR and KISS FM in the Northeast.

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Thanks to Radio West friend Rick Volpatti who snapped these pics last night when he was taking his sons to swimming lessons.
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Re: Old CFAC home bulldozed

Postby albertaboy4life » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:25 pm

Wonder what happened to the brass plaque that was near the main entrance on an outside wall?

Can't quite remember if it was from the Province of Alberta or not.

Still remember seeing a bunch of CDs being delivered to the now demolished building when CHFM made the move from the old location after the station was sold. Doubt the CFAC library had much in the way of CHFM music prior to the move. The audio processing for CHFM improved markedly too with the move. The 12 midnight changeover from old studio and audio chain to new was quite noticeable.
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Re: Old CFAC home bulldozed

Postby PMC » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:31 am

What is taking its place ? high priced condos ? There was a bookstore to one side of the building that sold various religious texts for years... across the street was KFC, sometimes referenced as the `chicken ranch'. There was a Safeway store a block up that had to be the smallest store in their chain. The place was packed all the time because of all the apartments located in the area... great neighbourhood. The brass plaque may have moved to the studios further west on 17th... or have they closed that one too ?
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Postby isthisthingon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:46 pm

PMC wrote:What is taking its place ? high priced condos ? There was a bookstore to one side of the building that sold various religious texts for years... across the street was KFC, sometimes referenced as the `chicken ranch'. There was a Safeway store a block up that had to be the smallest store in their chain. The place was packed all the time because of all the apartments located in the area... great neighbourhood. The brass plaque may have moved to the studios further west on 17th... or have they closed that one too ?


Yikes! You are about 3 decades out of date. The Safeway store has been a McDonald's for 25+ years, the KFC has still never been cleaned, and CFAC moved to 17th Ave and 33rd St - the now demolished building - in 1984 as captioned above. CHFM moved there 10 years later. CHFM (Lite 95.9) and CFAC (SN 960 The Fan) are squeezed into a Rogers building (like an afterthought) in an industrial park near the airport. Or something like that.
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Re: Old CFAC home bulldozed

Postby pieinthesky » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:38 pm

This might answer questions: http://www.retailon17.com/
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Re: Old CFAC home bulldozed

Postby PMC » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:34 am

isthisthingon wrote:
PMC wrote:What is taking its place ? high priced condos ? There was a bookstore to one side of the building that sold various religious texts for years... across the street was KFC, sometimes referenced as the `chicken ranch'. There was a Safeway store a block up that had to be the smallest store in their chain. The place was packed all the time because of all the apartments located in the area... great neighbourhood. The brass plaque may have moved to the studios further west on 17th... or have they closed that one too ?


Yikes! You are about 3 decades out of date. The Safeway store has been a McDonald's for 25+ years, the KFC has still never been cleaned, and CFAC moved to 17th Ave and 33rd St - the now demolished building - in 1984 as captioned above. CHFM moved there 10 years later. CHFM (Lite 95.9) and CFAC (SN 960 The Fan) are squeezed into a Rogers building (like an afterthought) in an industrial park near the airport. Or something like that.


Am definately out of date... it is the wrong building. I thought it was the original building on 17th Ave/12th Street, where the studios were in the basement and across from the chicken ranch :)
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