websites on BC Radio history both past and present:
Vancouver's radio & TV history is well documented on the internet. The history of Vancouver radio may well be the most documented radio history of any city of the world which is a tribute to those broadcasters whom we have enjoyed listening to over the years.
VANCOUVER BROADCASTERS: www.vancouverbroadcasters.com.
Managed by Gord Lansdell it offers
over 1600 biographies and some photos both old and new of them.
Add a "2" before the dotcom for L-Z.
LANSDELL: Copy writer/morning
host CKCQ Quesnel 1964-65; news director CFCP Courtenay/CFWB Campbell
River 1965-67; afternoon news CJJC Langley 1967; miscellaneous sales
positions 1967-73; installer/technical support technician BC Telephone
Co. 1973-99 (retired); webmaster NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS 1997-current;
writer/researcher Canadian Communications Foundation 2001-current;
webmaster VANCOUVER BROADCASTERS 2002-current. send email.
Gord relies on your-emails to keep the biographies up-to-date.
NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS: members.shaw.ca/nwbroadcasters.
Also managed by Gord Lansdell it
offers an up-to-date list of every AM, FM & TV station from Port
Hardy B.C. to Longview, WA. including the Sunshine Coast, Fraser
Valley & the Olympic Peninsula. Also the latest news from
BC RADIO HISTORY: www.bcradiohistory.com.
Managed by Jack Bennest in the sunny
Okanagan. Jack includes some radio history from B.C.'s interior
as well as focusing on the Vancouver and Victoria markets. Lots
of photos, stickers, music charts, biographies and a whole lot
Managed by Ted Wendland.
Includes more photos, stickers, music charts and a message board to
comment on history and the current state of radio.
PUGET SOUND RADIO: www.pugetsoundradio.com.
Managed by Mike Easton.
Message board on rumours and facts about the current state of radio.
VANCOUVER TOP 40: members.shaw.ca/VancouverTop40Radio.
Managed by Jim Bower who has
collected hundreds of weekly music charts from CKWX, CFUN and CKLG from
1958-1970. CKWX was Vancouver's first Top 40 station and the
first chart posted on Jim's website was Sept. 8, 1958 when "Bird Dog" by
the Everly Brothers was #1.
CKWX's final survey was March 3, 1962 when "Stranger on the
Shore" by Mr. Acker Bilk was
#1. Some of CFUN's Soundathon surveys are listed as well which
look at the Top songs in the early years of rock & roll. Lots
of the old jingles, too!!
VANCOUVER RADIO MUSEUM: Yes,
this one with its famous history "Time Tunnel" and some year-end and
"Greatest Hits" charts, photos, ads and more memorabilia.
8. RED ROBINSON: www.redrobinson.com.
Legendary Vancouver DJ Red Robinson keeps us up-to-date on the local
media and entertainment scene, particularly the careers of the early
rock & rollers. Red continues his raves on the current state
of radio--including voice-tracking, the bean-counters who care more
about shareholders than the listeners, the lack of personalities
outside of morning-drive and the lack of FUN.
are other links found on the links page which include Vancouver
broadcasters as a small part of a larger encompassing website.
For histories on local radio
stations check out the Canadian
Communications Foundation at Ryerson. www.broadcasting-history.ca.
And click on the map of B.C. and the regions of Vancouver, the
Mainland and Vancouver Island.
daily news on all the Canadian TV networks including all
the new digital channels including free previews and new services on
Local historian Chuck Davis is writing a history of the Greater Vancouver Area in a book to be published and ready for sale in 2007. Follow the progress on his new website: http://www.vancouverhistory.ca.
A BIG THANKS TO THE MANAGERS OF THE
WEBSITES ABOVE FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS DEDICATED TO PRESERVING
VANCOUVER RADIO HISTORY FOR ALL OF US TO ENJOY!! AND . . . KEEP
UP THE GOOD WORK!!!