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Kids show visits CFUN

Postby bigbry » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:56 am

A locally produced kids show does an episode as they visit CFUN in 1977...Shannon's hair is perfect...ha ha
https://youtu.be/zkwjYZtU-Ds
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby Howaboutthat » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:20 pm

Thanks for posting. You have to scroll in about 5 minutes before it begins
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Postby PicturesForYourEars » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:41 pm

That was absolutely enjoyable to watch!!! Loved the guy editing reel to reel tape in the newsroom....Thanks for finding that. Gawd did Chuck McCoy have a perfect, warm voice or what!
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby bigbry » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:42 pm

I meant McCoy...not Shannon
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby cart_machine » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:54 pm

The tour took place Nov. 4, 1977, as that's when the Canucks acquired Martin from the Black Hawks.

The kid hit the post. Sign her up.

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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:39 am

November 1977 - this was when CFUN was as big as it ever was. They had the numbers, the talent, the image; but it was all about to change.
The next year Raccoon jumped to CKLG.
The often told story, whether true or not, was that when Ralph “Raccoon” Carney was asked what the difference was between CFUN and CKLG, he replied: “..about a grand a month”.
Also Bob McGee departed in 1978 for CHUM but not before Russ McLeod arrived.
Merv Connelly would eventually also move across False Creek to CKLG and be a part of the legendary Morning Zoo.
That’s Vince Cownden crafting a local spot in production. He was one if the best in the field and took his talents back east to CHUM as well. Turned out he was a pretty skilled program manager/director too and later had no small success in that.
It’s just so startling to see all of them so very young! Joyce Falkowski looks no more than a teenager.
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby Muzik » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:22 am

The station I grew up with and made up my mind what I wanted to do in life. So good to see Bob, Merv, Vince and Chuck in their younger years. Back in the day it seemed to me visiting anway, that there was alot of room when infact the building was small. The talent was larger than life and had such a huge impact on so many. Stan Davis board,reel to reels in the news room with cart machines, turntables,record library.....That's the CFUN I remember.
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby albertaboy4life » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:45 pm

I love watching videos like this one of radio stations.

To add to NS’ comments above, within two years of the recording of this episode a couple of featured C-FUN staff members would end up in Alberta.

C-FUN’s Program Director Chuck McCoy would make his way to 630 CHED in Edmonton to serve as National Program Director for Moffat Communications.

Newscaster Steve Abrams was an anchor at 2&7 CFAC Television in Calgary -

https://youtu.be/MVLxdVhUyX4
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:33 pm

Looks and sounds very much like it could be the same Steve Abrams who anchored in Fort Lauderdale/Miami in 1992.

https://youtu.be/52TH2APHpmg
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby tuned » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:02 am

I think that's Dave Pratt in the newsroom as well.
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:00 pm

If you mean the heavy set fellow with the red headsets; no I don’t think that’s Pratt. He came a couple of years later.
You do get a brief glimpse of someone who certainly looks to be the then community events/entertainment reporter Sunny Lewis.
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby Tom Jeffries » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:32 pm

With 1900 (06) West Fourth now demolished - makes this video a treasure.

I arrived back from Toronto and CFTR, in 1978 - and Daryl B. became the PD.

It was an amazing place. *The staff were ne plus ultra.
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Re: Kids show visits CFUN

Postby Peteradio » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:21 pm

Never made it to CFUN in my career. Fabulous memories!
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