CFUN Is Back – Part III

On this day in 1973, CFUN returns to Vancouver — and the good times are back at 1900 West 4th Avenue! #14CFUN‘s Chuck McCoy wraps up a great day: “By mid-1976 CFUN had the largest radio listenership in the Vancouver area. A true ‘Worst To First’ story. I have often been asked if I felt…

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CFUN Is Back – Part II

September 30, 1973 — #14CFUN is back! Program Director Chuck McCoy has an interesting story about the promotion: “I selected veteran DJ Daryl ‘B’ to be the MC and star of our call letter change. I asked Daryl to announce that all regular programming on the new CFUN would be suspended while he dialed randomly…

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CFUN Is Back – Part I

It’s September 30, 1973, and the heritage #14CFUN call letters are coming back to 1900 West 4th Avenue! Chuck McCoy remembers that day vividly: “The night we changed radio in Vancouver is forever etched in my memory. CHUM’s purchase of CKVN earlier in 1973 coincided with my first Program Director job. With the advice, support…

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C-FUN Gives Up On Rock’n’Roll

On this day in 1967, C-FUN abandoned Vancouver’s Top 40 radio battle with competitor CKLG and changed format to “The Sound of Music”. Ironically, C-FUN had dumped the same music in 1960 to become a full-time rock station. Pressure on C-FUN was growing by the day. CKLG was coming on strong as a competitor. Teens…

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