Radio Schedule – June 4, 1956

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Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

5 thoughts on “Radio Schedule – June 4, 1956

    1. Dick – yes that was Art Linkletter’s “House Party” which aired on CBS radio before moving to television. That is a misprint under KIRO written as “CBC” The show also aired at 3:30 on CJOR (CBC Dominion Network)

  1. Cool name for an oldies show, “Hits We Miss”, 2:00 P.M. on C-FUN. KIRO710 and KNX1070 share a column – North Van’s CKLG was also on 1070. KNX came in nights at our house (90th off Roosevelt) sometimes. Was CBC House Party patched in to KIRO/KNX or is that a misprint? Did Young Widder Brown, on KOMO and on CKWX, get her T.L.C. from KIRO’s Young Doctor Malone? It was the days of house calls! Weren’t they aware she was being followed by the Doctor’s Wife on NBC? Poor waif was forced to work twice a day after widderhood set in. CJOR had dinner with Red Foley and Bob & Ray. Before the calls moved to L. A., there was KNBC San Francisco sharing with KOMO. And of course, there was the perennial “Original Master Gardener”, Cecil Solly, who told us for thirty years precisely how to do it in the dirt, over KIRO and CKWX.

    We thank you to please pronounce Cecil’s name with a short “e”. Now stop growlin’ and start trowelin’ with this super Cecil Solly sample:

    1. Dick – CBC’s “House Party” was definitely patched in from CBS & the Canadian network stations carried a number of shows from US networks for listeners too far north to hear American stations (except at night). Likewise the shows you mentioned on CJOR. At that time CBC operated two networks – one for it’s O/O stations the other for commercial affiliates called “CBC Dominion” which ended around 1960. It too carried US network shows simulcasted.

      CKLG 1070 began as a 1 kW sunrise-sunset station broadcasting from North Vancouver (the “LG” stands for ‘Lion’s Gate’ as in the bridge by that name). It shortly got permission to broadcast unlimited hours. However, due to very poor ground conductivity it got trounced by 50 kW KNX & couldn’t be heard in North Van or Vancouver itself. It broadcast mostly a fine-arts format of programs at that time. In 1961 it was purchased by Moffat Broadcasting (the Moffat family of Winnipeg), changed COL to Vancouver & frequency to 730 with 10 kW becoming an MOR outlet until it’s switch to top 40 August 1964.

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