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CKLG AM (1955-2001) Gallery

 


1955: Feb. 2: CKLG 1070 signed on from 6 am-midnight with easy listening music, Broadway show tunes, classical music, international music and voice your opinion on the topic of the day.The program schedule will expand to 20 hours/day from 6 am- 2 am in mid-March. Power was 1000 watts.  CKLG AM history.

1958: CKLG moves from AM 1070 to AM 730 and increases its power to 10,000 watts.


1964: On Aug. 22, CKLG 730 would drop its easy listening to become Vancouver’s most popular Top 40 station over the next 16 years.  CFUN would constantly rival CKLG in the ratings race and DJs would move back and forth between the 2 stations.  The decline of the Top 40 format and the increasing popularity of FM Stereo would end this ratings race in the early 1980s.

1974: CKLG increases its power to 50,000 watts.

1993: From April-September CKLG gradually increases the amount of talk from 3 or 4-10 minute interviews per day to 24 hour talk by Sept. 20.

1994: Feb. 22: CKLG drops it’s experiment of talk radio and goes back to contemporary hit music.

 
2001: Jan. 31: CKLG 730 signs off 1 day short of 46 years on the air.  At midnight following the playing of Sarah McLaughlin’s “I Will Remember You”  NW2 launches with 24-hour news radio powered by CKNW.

Since that date the AM 730 frequency has switched formats in the summer of 2002 to MOJO RADIO "Talk Radio for Guys" and then became an all-sports station in Feburary, 2004.  The station was shut down for a month before the launch of MOJO to install new transmitter equipment.
NEW Oct. 21/08: AM 730 now broadcasts traffic reports 24 hours a day.


Photo 1: Bob Bowman, manager of CKLG, Vancouver's new AM station, is one of those executive types who believes that if you want something done it is better to do it yourself.  Here he is lending a couple of hands clearing the transmitter site being cut out of 18 acres of thickly wooded country at the foot of Mount Seymour.  Picture taken in late Aug. 1954.  CKLG signed on Feb. 2, 1955.

Photo 2: First sod was turned at new CKLG transmitter near Ladner by 86 year old Mrs. W.F. Gibson.  She is seen flanked by her four sons, Jack, Clark, Gordon and Earson Gibson, owners and operators of CKLG. The sod-turning on April 11, 1958 was the initial step in the erection of CKLG's powerful new 10,000 watt RCA transmitter on 730 kcs. When it goes on the air in August it will provide even better coverage for North Vancouver and the radio station will penetrate the entire metropolitan area of Vancouver.

Photo 3: An ad for "My Favorite Dish" from Jan. 1957.

Photo 4:
The CKLG building at 1006 Richards St. which was the station's home from 1963 to the end of CKLG on Jan. 31, 2001.

Photo 5:
The CKLG Morning Zoo 1991.

Photo 6:
The 1955 staff that launched CKLG 1070.

Photo 7:
The 1960 CKLG Mobile Unit

Photo 8: 
In psychedelic style: "Where What's Happening in Vancouver got started."


ALL GREATEST HITS COUNTDOWNS FEATURE A "TOP 40" LIST PLUS A SUMMARY OF THE CHARTS.


The Top 300 Greatest Hits of All Time as played on Labour Day, 1970.
#1 HEY JUDE by the BEATLES

The Top 500 Greatest Hits of All Time
as played in the summer of 1973.
#1 HEY JUDE by the BEATLES

The Top 500 Greatest Hits from 1964-74
as played in the summer of 1974.
#1 HEY JUDE by the BEATLES


The Top 73 for 1965 listed songs in groupings by artists.
Top 73 for 1966
#1 YELLOW SUBMARINE/ELEANOR RIGBY by the BEATLES
Both these links are from the Vancouver Top 40 Radio website.


Top 173 of 1967
#1 I'M A BELIEVER by the MONKEES
 

Top 173 of 1968
Cover
#1 HEY JUDE by the BEATLES
Top 173 of 1969
Cover
#1 BALLAD OF JOHN & YOKO by the BEATLES

Top 173 of 1970

Cover
#1 LET IT BE by the BEATLES
Top 73 of 1972
#1 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN by LED ZEPPELIN
Top 100 of 1974
#1 SEASONS IN THE SUN by TERRY JACKS
Top 100 of 1975
#1 LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER by CAPTAIN & TENNILLE
Top 100 of 1977
#1 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT by MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND

PROGRAM SCHEDULES 1964-1992:

1964: MONDAY-FRIDAY
6:00 World Tomorrow
6:30 Frank Malone  (Sat. 6:30 am-noon)
9:30 Frank Callaghan (Sun. noon-4pm)
12:30 Russ Simpson (Sat. noon-6 pm)
3:30 Paul Arthur (Sun. 4-8 pm)
6:30 Ken Chang (Sat. 6 pm-midnite)
9:30 Monty MacFarlane
12:00 Jerry Landa (off the air Mondays 12:05-6 am)


SUNDAYS:
Religious programs from 6:30 am-noon & 8 pm-midnite (Jerry Scott 9 pm-midnite)

1965: MONDAY-FRIDAY
6:00 World Tomorrow
6:30 Paul Arthur (Sat. 6:30-10 am)
10:00 Ken Chang (Sat. 10 am-2 pm)
12:00 Dave Palmer (Sat. 6 pm-midnite)
3:00 Russ Simpson (Sun. noon-4 pm)
6:00 Roy Hennessy (Sun. 4-8 pm)
9:00 Fred Latremouille (Sat. 2-6 pm)
12:00 Jerry Landa (off the air Mondays 12:05-6 am)


SUNDAYS:
Religious programs from 6:30 am-noon & 8 pm-midnite with the Album of Sacred Music from 9 pm-midnite.

In 1965, CKLG released a bunch of bumper stickers with promotional slogans and anything nonsensical or otherwise that would fit.  "Is Georgia Straight?"
Example:


1966: MONDAY-FRIDAY
6:00 World Tomorrow
6:30 Roy Hennessy (Sat. 6:30-10 am)
9:00 Paul Arthur (Sat. 10 am-2 pm)
12:00 Dave Palmer (Sat. 6 pm-midnite)
3:00 Russ Simpson (Sun. noon-4 pm)
6:00 Fred Latremouille (Sun. 4-9 pm)
9:00 TBA (Sat. 2-6 pm)
12:00 Jerry Landa (off the air Mondays 12:05-6 am)


SUNDAYS:
Religious programs from 6:30 am-noon & Sacred Music from 9 pm-midnite.

1967: MONDAY-FRIDAY
6:00 World Tomorrow
6:30 Roy Hennessy (Sat. 6:30 am-10 am)
9:00 Tim Burge (Sun. 4-8 pm)
12:00 Daryl B (Sat. 10 am-2 pm)
3:00 Fred Latremouille (Sat. 2-6 pm)
6:00 Peter Starr (Sun. noon-4 pm)
9:00 Stevie Wonder (Sat. 6 pm-midnite)
12:00 Don Richards (off the air Mondays 12:30-6 am except long weekends)

SUNDAYS:
Religious programs from 6:30 am-noon; Weekend on Wheels 8-9 pm; Dave Palmer from 9 pm-midnite & Life to Life from 12:05-12:30 am.


  Roy Hennessy, Stevie Wonder and the Bossketball players from Carson Graham Secondary in 1967.



1968 Boss Jocks:

6:30 The Real Roy Hennessy Sat. 6:30-10 am
9:00 Jim Hault Sat. 10 am-2 pm
12:00 Tim Burge Sun. noon-4 pm
3:00 Daryl B Sat. 2-6 pm
6:00 Stevie Wonder Sat. 6 pm-midnite
9:00 "Jolly" John Tanner Sun. 4-8 pm
12:00 J.B. Shayne (The station was off the air Mon. midnite-6 am)


1969 Boss Jocks:
6:00 Roy Hennessy Sat. 6-10 am
9:00 Jim Hault Sat. 10 am-2 pm
12:00 Rick Honey Sun. noon-4 pm
3:00 Daryl B Sat. 2-6 pm
6:00 Stevie Wonder Sat. 6 pm-midnite
9:00 John Tanner Sun. 4-8 pm
12:00  Bob Allan

1970 Boss Jocks:
6:00 Roy Hennessy
9:00 Jim Hault
12:00 Rick Honey
4:00 Daryl B
8:00 Russ Simpson
This is all that was listed at year-end 1970.

1974:
6:00 Roy Hennessy
9:00 Dan Williamson
12:00 Stirling Faux
3:00 Doc Harris
6:00 Michael Morgan
9:00 Gord Robson (til 12)
News: Frank Thompson

1975:
6:00 Doc Harris
9:00 Dan Williamson
12:00 Stirling Faux
3:00 Roy Hennessy
6:00 Michael Morgan
9:00 Gord Robson (til 12)
News: Kerry Marshall

1976:
6:00 Doc Harris
9:00 Gord Robson
12:00 Jim Van Horn
3:00 Donny Burns
6:00 Michael Morgan
9:00 Dan Williamson (til 12)
Weekends: Don Stevens
News: Frank Thompson

1977:
6:00 Doc Harris
9:00 Gord Robson
12:00 Dan Williamson
3:00 Donny Burns
6:00 Michael Morgan
9:00 Dave Mitchell (til 12)
 

1978:
6:00 Doc Harris
9:00 Gord Robson
12:00 Fred Latremouille
3:00 Michael Morgan
6:00 Racoon Carney
10:00 Jay McPhail (til 2)
Weekends: Scott Jensen, Ellie O'Day

1979:
6:00 Doc Harris
9:00 Gord Robson
12:00 Don Stevens
3:00 Racoon Carney
6:00 Mike McCoy
10:00 Jay MacPhail (til 2)

1980:
6:00 Doc Harris
10:00 Gord Robson
2:00 Racoon Carney
6:00 Mike McCoy (til 10)

1981:
6:00 Doc Harris
10:00 Gord Robson
2:00 Don Stevens
6:00 Racoon Carney
10:00 Mike McCoy (til 2)
Others: Steve Woodman, Cal Walker, Casey White

1982:
6:00 Doc Harris
10:00 Gord Robson
2:00 Don Stevens
6:00 Mike McCoy (til 10)

1983:
6:00 Terry David Mulligan
10:00 Gord Robson
2:00 Mike McCoy
6:00 Graham Hatch (joins from CKDA)

1984:
6:00 Terry David Mulligan
10:00 Terry Reid
2:00 Gord Robson
6:00 Rita Woodman
10:00 Mick Luvzit (til 2)

1985:
Jeff Rechner joins in the evenings

1986:
John Buchanan joins in the evenings

1987:
Jeff Rechner in the PM Drive

1988:
6:00 The Morning Zoo with Dean Hill & Graham Hatch with Stu McAllister, Samantha Howe, Merv Connolly & Glen Lamont
10:00 Charlie Morgan
2:00 Jeff Rechner
6:00 Howie the Hitman
10:00 Big John Buchanan (til 2)
Weekends: Pat Cardinal, Kevin Ribble & Brad Phillips

1989:
5:30 The Morning Zoo
9:00 David Kaye
2:00 Sky Walker
7:00 Howie the Hitman
Weekends: Pat Cardinal, Sky Walker & Brad Phillips

1990:
(same as 1989) with Nails Mahoney at midnite

1991 & 1992:
5:30 The Morning Zoo
9:00 Pat Cardinal
11:00 David Kaye
3:00 Al Murdoch
7:00 Howie the Hitman
Swing shifts: Nails Mahoney & Tank Montana