Broadcast History - March 10

Broadcast History - March 10

Postby jon » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:10 pm

In 1960, CFUN Vancouver went full-time Top 40. Dave McCormick had already been playing the hits for about six months on his afternoon show. And on the nightly Coca-Cola-sponsored "Hi-Fi Club". As a 9 year old first listening to Top 40 on February 9, 1962, I thought CFUN had brought the music to Vancouver. But, CKWX and, even earlier, CJOR had been playing the hits since the mid-1950s. Likewise, I assumed that the call letter change from CKMO to CFUN had occurred at the same time that the format changed to Top 40. Again, not so, as the CFUN call letters arrived in 1955. More than a year after Red Robinson had begun spinning the hits on CJOR. All that said, that CFUN 1960 decision to go full-time Top 40 was a very good one, as they almost instantly owned the market.

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In 1998, CKQR Castlegar (B.C.) was approved for an AM to FM flip, with two transmitters, one in Castlegar on 99.3 MHz with 333 watts, the other in Trail on 104.1 MHz with 19.9 watts. The station first signed on to 1230 KHz on September 22, 1969.
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