A post holiday triple play .. CKLG-FM, CHRX and Buzz @ CKZZ!

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A post holiday triple play .. CKLG-FM, CHRX and Buzz @ CKZZ!

Postby radiofan » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:14 pm

On January 6, 1979 Vancouver's CKLG-FM became CFOX. From that cold Saturday 29 years ago, here's the end of CKLG-FM and the launch of CFOX.

CKLG FM becomes CFOX Click Here

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Vancouver's Classic Rock CHRX 600 was put to sleep at 6PM on Friday January 7, 1994. The station was born again as CKBD "The Bridge" with a contemporary christian format on Sunday January 9th at noon.

Here's Mike McCoy and Company with the final 70 minutes of CHRX Click Here

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In the fall of 1993 BUZZ BISHOP ruled the evening airwaves in Vancouver. Here he is with the Top 8 at 8 on Zed 95.3 from November 15th of 1993.

Buzz Bishop CKZZ 95.3 aircheck Click Here

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Postby sparky » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:07 pm

I missed the end of CHRX but was shocked on Monday AM when I tuned in and the station was now playing gospel music. I damn near drove off the road when I heard the 6AM news being read by a guy named Brian Lord.

Was that name his job security?
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Postby OpenMike » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:43 pm

could you name the LG FM announcers that were used on this tape?

sounded a bit like Hennessey #2 #1 was familiar but I couldn't name
him
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Postby radiofan » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:28 pm

I think that is Stirling Faux.
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Postby jon » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:34 pm

Interesting to hear the LG-FM announcers listed. Larry Bauder was a surprise, as I remember him doing all nights when CFUN changed to CKVN. Presume Larry's tenure on LG-FM began after April 1974 when I left Vancouver.

Speaking of CKVN, they also got a mention here, too.
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Postby cart_machine » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:15 pm

sparky wrote:I missed the end of CHRX but was shocked on Monday AM when I tuned in and the station was now playing gospel music. I damn near drove off the road when I heard the 6AM news being read by a guy named Brian Lord.

Was that name his job security?


No, Sparky. In fact, Brian left not long afterward. Brian had done the morning news at CHRX and stayed to do the news on the new station. Afternoon news was dumped altogether. The dumped newsreader said at the time "I guess they only want The Good News."

Brian's a great guy and enjoying retirement in southeast Asia, I understand.

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