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May 1: CISL 940 goes on the air at 6 am and becomes Richmond’s first radio station.  CISL is low powered and cannot be heard south of the Hwy 17 interchange south of the tunnel.  Its format is a mellow sound.   CISL history.

July 1: CISL Radio moves from AM 940  to AM 650 increasing it’s power to be heard all over the Lower Mainland.

Dec. 27 6 am: After 72 hours of non-stop Christmas music, CISL shifted from an adult contemporary sound from 1955-today as "AM Gold Music Radio" to "Vancouver's Oldies Station" playing rock n roll oldies from 1955-75.

On Nov. 10 at 9 am signed off its "Superhits/Oldies" format with "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by the Manhattans.  Then CISL broadcast a 4-minute retrospective of CISL before beginning an "All Time Favourites" format with a mix of what CISL was broadcasting and what CKBD was broadcasting for the last 10 years.  CKBD 600 would sign off 3 days later.  First song played: "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters."
  List of songs from 8 am-9:40 am on Nov. 10, 2008.
CISL "Super Hits" Final hour of music included:
8 AM I Just Want to Make Music/Ken Tobias
8:10 Hello Goodbye/Beatles
8:15 Tequila/Champs
8:18 Unless You Care/Terry Black
8:27 Cool Change/Little River Band
8:37 Satisfaction/Rolling Stones
8:44 Little Deuce Coupe/Beach Boys
8:46 I'm Still Standing/Elton John
8:53 Last Train to Clarksville/Monkees
8:56 Kiss and Say Goodbye/Manhattans
9:04 We've Only Just Begun/Carpenters
9:08 Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing/Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrill
9:14 Walk Right Back/Everly Brothers
9:19 Walk On By/Dionne Warwick
9:26 Home/Michael Buble
9:30 Catch a Falling Star/Perry Como
9:33 I Second That Emotion/Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9:37 Broken Hearted Me/Anne Murray

NEW Jan. 6/10: CISL staff 1980
Don't recall who the lad on the left is with the T-shirt; the goatee is Steve Everson, the guy in the back is owner Mike Dickenson, the lady in front is Doreen but can't recall her last name (receptionist), the glasses behind her are on Chris, who was copywriter, the glasses and beard next to him is Ian Alexander (who went on senior management at CBC), the smiling guy is John Harris, then the dark glasses at the back is Bob Brown who was Music Director, the blonde guy is Fred Van Velsen in News, at the back is Dan Russell in Sports, Vickie McLeod in Creative, Glen Crouter of the Sports Dept (he's Wally Crouter's son), Vickie Kish (sales), the dark haired beauty is Linda Cullen of Double Exposure (she was on-air), the lady next to her in Laurie Minuk (sales).  The guy hiding behind her is Arnie Celsie (now a consultant with Bohn), next to him is Dave Errington News Director, Suzanne Fong (Creative), now in PR, the lady with long hair is Rhonda, (in copy), and last on the right is Laura Langston of the news dept.  She is now a children's author. 

Thanks to John Harris.

CISL 940 Poster size

CISL 650 AM Gold Music Radio bumper sticker

Photo 1:
From just after sign-on in May, 1980, Michael Dickinson (left) with DJ John Harris.


CISL Top 650 from Feb. 1989
#1 PRETTY WOMAN by ROY ORBISON from 1964.  The Top 40 songs are listed and some interesting chart data.

 CISL Top 650 from New Year's Eve 1990.  Only the top 22 songs are included as that was all that I taped.

CISL 300 Countdown from 1992.  Only the top 9 songs are included as that was all that I taped.

CISL Top 650 from Fall, 1995
#1 TWIST & SHOUT by the BEATLES from 1964.  The Top 40 songs are listed and some interesting chart data.

CISL BIG 500 from 2006
#1 CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE by ELVIS PRESLEY from 1962.  The Top 40 songs are listed and some interesting chart data.