CKLG FM (1964-79)/CFOX Gallery
1964: Oct. 15: CKLG FM 99.3 (see photos below) signs on in Vancouver with easy listening, orchestra concerts and movie and Broadway soundtrack recordings. Power was 100,000 watts. CKLG FM (1964-79)/C-FOX history.
Fall 1967: At this time, CKLG FM started experimenting with rock music late at night. In 1968 this format would expand into the evening hours and on March 16, 1968 CKLG FM started playing album tracks from rock, folk and popular albums from 10 am-2 am daily and continuing its obligation to play classical music from 6-10 am..
Jan. 6: At noon, CKLG FM signed off the air with The Beatles: “The End” followed by the Doors: “The End.”. After being off the air for just over 3 minutes, the sound of ocean waves and an introduction of CFOX FM 99.3 was heard. It’s first song was Steely Dan’s “FM”.
List of last 3 songs on CKLG FM and first songs played on C-FOX
11:42 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Elton John
11:47 The End The Beatles
11:49 The End The Doors (with memory segments in the instrumental parts)
NOON: CKLG FM signs off with an abridged "God Save the Queen"
12:04 CFOX SIGNS ON
12:07 (CFOX) FM Steely Dan
My Life Billy Joel
Getting Better Beatles
Ain't Love a Bitch Rod Stewart
Reminscing Little River Band
O-O-H Baby Baby Linda Ronstadt
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Other songs that were played before 4 pm:
Miss You Rolling Stones
Soul Man Blues Brothers
A Place in the Sun Pablo Cruise
Kingdom Hall Van Morrison
Kiss You All Over Exile
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
No Tell Lover Chicago
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
Silly Love Songs Paul McCartney & Wings
Dreamboat Annie/Crazy on You Heart
I Will Play a Rhapsody Burton Cummings
Listen to the Music Doobie Brothers
Song on the Radio Al Stewart
Bloody Well Right Supertramp
Take it Easy Eagles
Whenever I Call You Friend Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks
She's Gone Hall & Oates
3:53 pm Nites in White Satin Moody Blues
From noon-4 pm the new CFOX FM was commercial-free.
40 Ways to Rock Countdown played in late 2008
#1 ENTER SANDMAN by METALLICA
Frank Callaghan with an
eye on the clock at the sign-on of CKLG FM in 1964.
Photo 2: Don Hamilton, general manager at CKLG FM in 1964.
Photo 3: News director Craig Edwards studies latest bulletins while announcer Frank Malone takes telephone call.
Photo 4: Announcer Paul Arthur starts a record while production manager Frank Callaghan looks on. 1964.
Photo 5: Frank Callaghan testing all the controls so the sound will be perfect on your FM stereo receiver. 1964.
Photo 6: "Touch Me Softly" is the album's title, and CKLG staffer Diane Irving handles records with care as she browses through the well-stocked library at the Lower Mainland's newest FM radio station. 1964.
CKLG FM Top 20 Albums of 1972
#1 LED ZEPPELIN IV by LED ZEPPELIN
CKLG FM Top 20 Albums of 1974
#1 JOHN DENVER'S GREATEST HITS by JOHN DENVER
CKLG FM Top 20 Albums of 1975
#1 ELTON JOHN'S GREATEST HITS by ELTON JOHN
CKLG FM Top 100 Albums of 1976
#1 FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE by PETER FRAMPTON
CFOX Top 20 Albums 1980.
#1 THE WALL by PINK FLOYD.
CFOX Top 20 Albums 1981.
#1 HIGH INFIDELITY by REO SPEEDWAGON.
CFOX Top 99 Albums 1982.
#1 BUSINESS AS USUAL by MEN AT WORK.
CFOX Top 20 Albums of the Week: Feb. 29, 1980. This had to be a record week for the number of Vancouver bands on the weekly chart. Check #8,9,10,11 & 13.
A description of CKLG FM in 1973: