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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..

1979:
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.

 CFOX Top 40 Ways to Rock Countdown played in late 2008
         #1 ENTER SANDMAN by METALLICA


Photo 1:  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: