Broadcast History - May 18

Broadcast History - May 18

Postby jon » Fri May 18, 2018 7:23 am

In 1999, CKNW aired its last Owl Prowl, laying off host Jack Cullen, who passed away on April 27, 2002. Jack 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. He moved to CKNW in 1949, back to CKMO in 1954 through the call letter change to CFUN and back to CKNW in 1957. CCF biography with picture: http://broadcasting-history.ca/personal ... ancis-jack

In 2001, "Border Radio 106.1 The Goat" first signed on in Lloydminster on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border with 100,000 watts. CKLM-FM took more than 13 months to get on the air, after being approved April 11, 2000. A second Goat, with 50,000 watts in Bonnyville (Alberta) on 99.7 MHz was approved on August 22, 2003, but switched to The Wolf in 2009 and later to 99 Country FM. Both stations are now owned by Vista.

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