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 CKMO (1925-55)/CFUN Gallery/ CKVN 1969-73


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1922: April 10: Sprott-Shaw Schools of Commerce & Wireless Telegraphy and Radio Specialties Ltd started CJCE on AM 750 with 5 watts of power. C-FUN history.

1928: June 28 9:30 am: CFCQ became CKMO with 50 watts of power. 

1929:  CKMO 730 moved to the Bekins Building, 815 W. Hastings.

1932: March 10: List of Vancouver Radio stations: 
CHLS, CKCD, CKFC, CKMO and CKWX all share AM 730 with 100 watts.

1933: May 1: CKMO 730 moves to 1410.

1941: CKMO increases its power to 1000 watts.

1955:
Feb. 14 6 pm
: CKMO 1410 becomes C-FUN 1410.

1959: CFUN 1410 increased its power to 10,000 watts and moved to its new studios at 1900 W. 4th Ave. in Kitsilano.

1960: March 10: CFUN switches to a "Top 40" format. 
 
 

1967: Sept. 18: CFUN drops it’s Top 40 format for an easy listening format called the “Sound of Music”.  It's last weekly #1 song is "The Letter" by the Box Tops. In 2 years it would change it’s call letters to CKVN  (VN: Vancouver News) and become Vancouver’s first all news radio station.   It would also offer talk shows, a brief stint as a big band format and after all these experiments with different formats failed, returned to Top 40 in March 1970, with Terry David Mulligan, Fred Latremouille, John Tanner and JB Shayne.



1969:  July 1: CFUN changes its call letters to CKVN.  VN=Voice of  News.  C-FUN would gets its call letters back Sept. 30, 1973. 

1970:  March: CKVN returns to a Top 40 format.

1973: Sept. 30: CKVN 1410 gets it’s old call letters back and becomes C-FUN  again. Once the switch was made C-FUN broadcast a special 2-hour retrospective look at Vancouver’s oldest radio station.


 
1984: Dec. 29: CFUN changed format from Top 40 to “Lite Rock . . . Less Talk” with a 4-day commercial free preview.  Its last charted #1 song was "Sea of Love" by the Honeydrippers.





Photo 1: CFUN Good Guys 1964. Tom Peacock, Frosty Forst, Red Robinson, Ed Karl, Fred Latremouille & Al Jordan.

Photo 2: Radio Free Funland ad from July 4, 1966.

Photo 3: CKMO becomes CFUN in 1955 and "The Sound is Sweet."

Photo 4: CKVN News

Photo 5: OPUS 71: The CKVN Top 100 of 1971.  Cover.


Photo 6:
CKMO's Don Wilson draws news of the world from three teletype services. 1947.

Photo 7:
CKMO's May 27, 1947 program schedule

Photo 8:   CKMO Program Schedule for Jan. 3, 1930:


Photo 9:
John Sayers, CFUN General Manager in 1959.

Photo 10:
Terry Garner, CFUN's Production Manager.

Photo 11:
Monty McFarlane 6-10 am Monday-Friday in Feb. 1959.

Photo 12:
Jack Cullen hosts "Cullen's Caravan" Mon-Sat. 4-8 pm in 1959.

Photo 13:
Al Jordan (left) and Al McNabb host "Live Music Room" from 1:05-1:30 pm M-F in 1959.

Photo 14:
Dave McCormick chooses records for his show which runs from 3-4 pm & 8 pm-midnite in 1959.

Photo 15:
Jeff Massie hosts "All Night Record Man" from midnite-6 am on CFUN in 1959.

Photo 16:
CFUN moves into their studios at 1900 W. 4 Ave. in Kitsilano in Feb. 1959.


 CKVN TOP 300 COUNTDOWN
from the summer of 1971.  #1 HEY JUDE by the BEATLES.  The Top 40 are shown with other interesting chart data.

CFUN Top 60 of 1960 from the Soundathon chart #1 which was broadcast from Dec. 29 noon-Dec. 31 midnite 1960.  Courtesy of the Vancouver Top 40 website. #1 RUNNING BEAR by JOHNNY PRESTON.

The Top 100 from July 1960-July 1961 from the  CFUN Soundathon chart #2.  Courtesy of the Vancouver Top 40 website.  #1 RUNAWAY by  DEL SHANNON.

CFUN Soundathon #3 from Dec. 29-31, 1961. 
Courtesy of the Vancouver Top 40 website.  #1 RUNAWAY by DEL SHANNON.

CFUN Soundathon #5 from Dec. 29-31, 1962. 
Courtesy of the Vancouver Top 40 website.  #1 DON'T BE CRUEL by ELVIS PRESLEY. (Updated link)

CFUN Soundathon #7 from Dec. 29-31, 1963. 
Courtesy of Vancouver Top 40 website. #1 LANA by ROY ORBISON.

CFUN Soundathon #9 from Dec. 29-31, 1964.
Courtesy of Vancouver Top 40 website.  #1 SHE LOVES YOU by THE BEATLES.

 CFUN Soundathon #11 from November, 1965. 
Courtesy of Vancouver Top 40 website.  #1 PRETTY WOMAN by ROY ORBISON.

What became of the even-numbered Soundathons?  They were played in the summer and consisted of summer hits and as far as research goes, the lists of these songs were never printed.

The Top 300 Soundathon Edition #13
from January, 1967.  A Top 40 are shown. 
#1 MONDAY MONDAY by the MAMAS & PAPAS.

The Top 300 Soundathon Edition #14.   from July, 1967. Courtesy of the Vancouver Top 40 website.  #1 YELLOW SUBMARINE/ELEANOR RIGBY by the BEATLES. NOTE:
Take a look at this list and you will see that 1964,1965 and 1966 hits really dominated this chart.

The Top 40 Hits of the CFUN era 1960-67
as broadcast on Sept. 17, 1967. #1 YELLOW SUBMARINE/ELEANOR RIGBY by the BEATLES.


CFUN "Biggest Hits of 1964"   Courtesy of Vancouver Top 40 website.  #1 SHE LOVES YOU by the BEATLES.



CKVN Top 50 1970
#1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER by SIMON & GARFUNKEL


CFUN Top 100 1974.

CFUN Top 100 1976.

CFUN Top 100 1977.

CFUN Top 100 1979. #1 LOGICAL SONG by SUPERTRAMP.

  CFUN Top 100 1981.
#1 START ME UP by the ROLLING STONES.


PROGRAM LINE UPS: 1964-1967
1964:
MONDAY-FRIDAY
6:00 Al Jordan
9:00 Problems Anonymous
9:30 Tom Peacock (Sat. 6-11 am)
1:00 Red Robinson (Sat. 11 am-4 pm with the FUNtastic 50)
4:00 Fred Latremouille (Sun. 2-7 pm)
7:00 Ed Karl (Sun. 10 am-2 pm)
12:00 John Tanner (Sat. 4-9 pm with SOUL HOUR at 6 pm)


SATURDAY NIGHT:
Roff Johannson (9 pm . . .)
SUNDAYS:
Religious program and Spectrum (a local current affairs show) Sunday mornings. Don Richards 7 pm-midnite.  CFUN was off the air Mondays from midnite-6 am.

1965: MONDAY-FRIDAY
6:00 Tom Peacock (Sat. 6-11 am)
9:00 Al Jordan
12:00 Ed Karl (Sun. 9:15 am-2 pm)
3:00 Red Robinson (Sun. 2-7 pm)
6:00 Mad Mel (Sat. 4-9 pm)
9:00 Fred Latremouille (Sat. 11 am-4 pm with the FUNtastic 50)
12:00 John Tanner (Sat. 9 pm-5 am)

SUNDAYS:
Religious programs 5-9 am.  Roff Johannson 7 pm-midnite.  CFUN was off the air Mondays from midnite-6 am.

1966: MONDAY-FRIDAY
6:00 Daryl B   (Sat. 6-10 am)
10:00 Al Jordan (Sun. 4-8 pm)
12:00 Tom Peacock (Sat. 10 am-2 pm)
3:00 Red Robinson (Sat. 2-6 pm)
7:00 John Tanner (Sun. noon-4 pm)
12:00 Don Richards (Sat. 6 pm-midnite)

Peter Alpen Sat. nights midnite-6 am; Sundays 8 pm-midnite.
Roff Johannson Sundays 9:30 am-noon.
Religious programs: Sundays 6-9:30 am. CFUN was off the air Mondays from midnite-6 am.

1967:
This was the final program lineup before CFUN changed format on Sept. 17.
6:00 Red Robinson (Discourse Sun. 9-10 pm)
9:00 Action Line (with Roy Jacques)
10:30 Al Jordan (Sun. 4-9 pm)
12:00 Action Line (with Roy Jacques)
1:30 Neil Soper (Sat. 10 am-2 pm)
3:00 John Tanner (Sat. 2-6 pm)
7:00 Terry Mulligan (Sun. noon-4 pm)
12:00 Peter Alpen

SATURDAYS: 6 am: Ed Karl; 10 am Neil Soper; 2:00 John Tanner;  6:00 Bob Morris; 12 mid: Ted Harrison
SUNDAYS: 6 am Religious programs; 10:00 YMCA; 10:30 Jewish Vistas; 11:00 Design for Inquiry; 12:00 Terry Mulligan; 4:00 Al Jordan; 9:00 Discourse with Red Robinson; 10:00 Spectrum; 11:00 News & Sports; 11:15 Galaxy; 11:30 Soundstage & 11:45 Checkpoint. SIGN OFF 12-6 AM.


 
CFUN discontinued its Top 40 format on Sept. 17.  Beginning Sept. 18, CFUN began broadcasting background music called "The Sound of Music."  The following times were the exceptions: 
ACTION LINE with Roy Jacques: Monday-Friday 9-10:30 am; noon-2 pm & 9-11 pm.
SUNDAYS: Religious programming from 6-11 am.  ACTION LINE from 6-11 pm. From 11 pm-midnite a sports roundup, a science magazine and poetry short programs were featured. 


Program lineup as from May, 1970 after Top 40 resumed at CKVN:
MONDAY-FRIDAY
5:00 Hal Weaver
9:00 Open Mind with Jim McDonald
11:00 Timothy M. Burge
3:00 Fred Latremouille
7:00 Terry David Mulligan
11:00 J.B.Shayne 
 

Weekends: the above DJs did a weekend shift along with Bren Traff & Bill Reiter.