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THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT THE VANCOUVER RADIO MUSEUM. 


    



 
   My name is Brian Walks.

This website is dedicated to the history of radio and television surrounding Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  This includes the Lower Mainland area from Hope to Powell River and Whistler BC, all of Vancouver Island and stations in Blaine, Bellingham and Lynden, Washington, USA. This website is not meant in any way to compete with any individual websites or radio or TV websites that service this area.  In fact, I welcome your input.  You can e-mail me at my HOTMAIL  account and title each correspondence "Vancouver Radio Museum".  brianwalks@hotmail.com or try my new e-mail address: brian.walks@gmail.com.


Featured in the Vancouver Radio Museum:

The Time Tunnel:

The Time Tunnel is a chronological history of radio and television in the Greater Vancouver area.


Updated: Nov. 21, 2010  (2005.html)


RADIO STATION GALLERIES:
 
CJOR  Updated: Feb. 8, 2010
CISL   
Updated: Jan. 6, 2010
CBU AM  Updated Sept. 8, 2008
CKLG  Updated: Oct. 21, 2008 
Fraser Valley Radio
Updated March 9, 2010
CJVI  
Updated Oct. 22, 2008
CKNW   Updated:  Sept. 4, 2008 
CFAX  Updated Oct. 21, 2008
CKWX   Updated: Feb. 8, 2010
CKDA
Updated Oct. 22, 2008
CHQM  
Updated: Oct. 7, 2008
CFUN    Updated: Sept. 3, 2008
CFMS-CIOC 
Updated Nov. 4, 2005
CFOX    
Updated: Dec. 3, 2005
CFMI     Updated: Feb. 26, 2009
CBU FM  Updated: Dec. 1, 2005. 

TV STATION GALLERIES:

CHEK TV
Updated: Aug. 21, 2009
CHAN/BCTV  Updated: Aug. 8, 2009
CKVU TV  Updated Oct. 21, 2009




 
The Pioneer Years now has its own page with 34 photos from Vancouver Radio's early years 1922-1950.  Updated: Feb. 8, 2010


A big thank you to Gord Lansdell, Chuck Davis and Christopher Walks for their support and encouragement in launching this website. Also thanks for contributions to Jack Bennest, Alan Newberry, Joseph Planta, Wilf Ray and Major Pash for their contributions. 

  visitors since July  27, 2003.




VANCOUVER CLASSIC RADIO/TV GRIDS:
In the past we have featured weekly TV grids from Dec. 1956-May, 1986.  The Classic TV grids have also covered:
Most Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/New Year's Eve/New Year's Day holiday programing grids.
Dec. 11, 1953: KOMO TV Ch. 4 Seattle signed on.       9:50 am (4)
Nov. 27, 1955: "Wide Wide World" looks at Vancouver  1 pm (2,4)
Dec. 1, 1956: CHEK TV Ch. 6 Victoria signed on.        5 pm (6) Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 pm
July 1, 1958 "Memo to Champlain" a celebration of live coast-to-coast TV coverage in Canada.
12:30 (2) CBC
Dec. 13, 1959: The first annual presentation of "The Wizard of Oz"  on CBS (7) at 6 pm.  The movie had been first telecast 3 years earlier.

Oct. 31, 1960: CHAN TV Ch. 8 Vancouver signs on     4:45 pm (8)
June 28, 1962: The signing on of CBUT-1 in Courtenay. 7 pm (2)
Dec. 1, 1962. Grey Cup Game.  "The Fog Bowl" First of 25 consecutive years that CBC and CTV shared the telecast. (2,6,8)
The Victoria Day Parade from 1963 (6).  CHEK TV has telecast this special event since 1958.
Nov. 30, 1963: B.C. Lions first appear in the Grey Cup at Empire Stadium. 12:30 pm (2,6,8) 4 pm (4)
CBC Radio, CKNW, CKWX
Feb. 7, 1964:  The Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show 8:00 (2,6,7,12)
Nov. 28, 1964: B.C. Lions win their first Grey Cup. 9:30 am (2,6,8) 4 pm (4). CBC Radio, CKNW, CKWX.
April 28, 1965: Barbra Streisand's first TV special. 9 PM (7,12)
Dec. 9, 1965: "Charlie Brown Christmas" first telecast 7:30 (7,12)
Sept. 8, 1966: The launch of the first "Star Trek" series at 7:30 pm (8)
Jan. 25, 1967: The first Super Bowl. 1:00 (2,5,6,7,12) CBC,CBS,NBC
April 27, 1967: Expo 67 opens in Montreal 11:30 am (2,6,8) CBC/CTV
Oct. 7-8, 1967:  The first "Variety Club Telethon" which ran from Oct. 7 11:15 pm-Oct. 8, 1967 4 pm on Ch. 8.
Dec. 3, 1968:  Elvis Presley's 1968 Comeback Special 9:00 (2,6).  KING TV Ch.5 pre-empted the special for a Seattle Super Sonics basketball game.
July 20-21, 1969: All TV networks pre-empted regular programming from July 20 9 am-July 21 3 pm to cover man's first landing on the moon.  Some TV grids published regularly-scheduled programming while others just listed: "Apollo XI" all day on the grids. Most radio stations also carried this historic event.

Sept. 8, 1972:  Vancouver hosts Game 4 of the Canada/U.S.S.R. Summit series. 5:00 (2,6) CBC/CBC Radio.
Oct. 1, 1972: The launch of the locally-produced program "The Beachcombers"  7:00 (2,6) CBC
Feb. 1973: The rivalry between Vancouver and Seattle in Feb. 1973 on the Variety Club Telethon Sat. 9 pm-Sun. 4 pm (6,7,8).
April 4, 1973: NBC delayed telecast of Elvis Presley: Aloha from Hawaii 8:30 (5).  It was delayed because the concert was on at the same time as the Super Bowl in January.
Feb. 29, 1976: The TV launch of "The Sound of Music" at 4:30 pm (8) & 7 pm (4).
July 17, 1976: The Opening Ceremonies of the Montreal Olympics 10:00 (2,6); 11:30 (4) & noon (8).
Sept. 5 & 6, 1976: CKVU TV signs on  Sept. 5 4 pm (21).
Jan. 25, 1977: Vancouver hosted its first NHL All Star Game. 6:00 (2,6,11,26) CBC, Ind, SRC, CKNW
Sept. 8, 1979:  The Vancouver Whitecaps win Soccer Bowl. 11:00 (4,6,8) Also CJOR.
 
Feb. 28, 1983:   The final 2 1/2 hour movie of M*A*S*H on CBC & CBS 8:30 pm (2,7).
 May 2, 1986: The Opening of Expo 86 in Vancouver. 10:30 am (2,21,26) 2:00 (2,6,8,21,26,KNO); 3:00 (4,5) 7:30 (7); 8:00 (2) & 10:00 (9).  CJOR, CBC, CKNW.

Also various Grey Cup and World Series grids and early grids of the Academy Awards and Emmy Awards from 1959.
 
 
    
  The Classic radio grids have also covered:
Nov. 2, 1935: The earliest radio grid that has appeared.
Oct. 30, 1938: "War of the Worlds" 5 pm KVI & KIRO Seattle.
Dec. 14, 1938: Live coverage of the Vancouver city election 8 pm CJOR
Jan. 18, 19, 20, 1950: Sign on of CKDA Victoria.
Aug. 2,3,4, 1954: CKDA switches frequencies again!!
Feb. 14, 1955: CKMO 1410 becomes CFUN.
Aug. 18, 1958: CKLG 1070 moves to AM 730 and CKNW moves from 1320 to 980.
Sept. 1959: Island radio listings