Broadcast History - February 27

Broadcast History - February 27

Postby jon » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:27 pm

In 1924 at 8:30 p.m., the first CNR-owned radio station hit the airwaves. CKCH-690 Ottawa was one of three 500 watt stations approved by the Department of Transport. After Morocco surrendered the CN call letters, CKCH became CNRO on July 16. CNRA Moncton signed on late in 1924, as the CNR's second station. The CNR also broadcast over so-called phantom stations, which were, in fact, just leased time on commercial stations under CNR call letters.

In 1947, the CBC signed on an FM station in Ottawa, on the 23rd anniversary of their AM station, CBO, originally CKCH (see above). CBO-FM had 380 watts on 103.3 MHz. The transmitter was in The Chateau Laurier Hotel in downtown Ottawa. The CBC-FM network did not begin until April 4, 1960, but was shut down in 1962 and signed on again in 1964. CBO-FM began broadcasting in stereo in 1969.

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In 2001, Daryl B. (Burlingham) died in Winnipeg at age 58, suffering a massive stroke shortly after hearing of Rick Honey's death. Daryl came to CFUN in late 1965 from CKY Winnipeg, where he had been Music Director. He had previously been at CKRC Winnipeg and CFQC Saskatoon. In March 1967, he moved to CKLG, staying until he got the opportunity to join CKLW Windsor near the end of 1969. But he missed the West Coast and returned to CKLG in August 1970, moving back to CFUN shortly after CHUM Toronto bought them in 1973, then to CHUM itself in 1977. He was back at CFUN from 1979-84, and then CHUM again from 1984-92 until Post Polio Syndrome forced his retirement. A short 1960s composite of his CKLG AM & FM work can be heard on reelradio.com, along with pictures of Daryl and Rick, and more information, at http://www.reelradio.com/jp/index.html#dbcklg69

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We also have airchecks of Rick and Daryl here on RadioWest at viewtopic.php?t=3034
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