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April 7, 2020 6:00 pm  #1


CBL-FM 60 Years old

 On 4 April 1960 at 7 p.m., the CBC-FM network came into being, with transmitters in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

sadly  no mention on air during this time

what is your favourite CBC-FM of all time?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBL-FM

 

April 7, 2020 6:14 pm  #2


Re: CBL-FM 60 Years old

arc23 wrote:

 On 4 April 1960 at 7 p.m., the CBC-FM network came into being, with transmitters in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

sadly  no mention on air during this time

what is your favourite CBC-FM of all time?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBL-FM

My favorite program on CBC stereo as it was called then was Nightlines as hosted by David Wisdom during the 1990's. Amazingly diverse playlist and huge support of  indie artists including Canadian indie. Cross genre in the best tradition of free form.

This Nightlines clip that I recorded back in 1996 illustrates the musical devisity
 

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April 7, 2020 7:44 pm  #3


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Perhaps the only program that I listened to, with any regularity was "Disc Drive" with Jurgen Gothe.
He passed away in 2015.  I believe the show's run ended many years earlier, although I found an entry that suggests it ran for 23 years.

 

 

April 7, 2020 7:49 pm  #4


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I liked the Blues Show on Saturday night Holger Petersen and I quite like Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap!

 


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April 7, 2020 8:37 pm  #5


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And there was "Bringing Back The Future" with Anne Pohl and Art (?) Anyone else remember that programme?  And all of the originally recorded classical music from the likes of the NACO and other Canadian orchestras?  Great Jazz too.  Best to you from London, UK

 

April 8, 2020 10:17 am  #6


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I enjoyed the Great Canadian Goldrush that was hosted by Terry David Mulligan. 

 

April 8, 2020 11:39 am  #7


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As a kid in the 70’s, I would look forward to the radio plays CBL 740 (where it was on the AM band at that time) played on Sunday evenings.   Not sure if there was a host but I enjoyed putting on my transistor radio and ear plug and listening to these old radio plays.

 

April 8, 2020 3:51 pm  #8


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paterson1 wrote:

I enjoyed the Great Canadian Gold Rush that was hosted by Terry David Mulligan. 

I believe the Great Canadian Gold Rush was on CBC AM and the show was eventually replaced by a program called Neon hosted by JB Shane which played alternative music. I remember listening to Neon at the cottage on a great old AM only floor model maybe around 1984/85.

There's a five minute snippet  of  Gold Rushat the CBC Archives from 1979.
 


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April 8, 2020 7:41 pm  #9


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I thought it was repeated on the FM network. I might be wrong, it was a long time ago.  Regardless it was a good show.

 

April 8, 2020 8:39 pm  #10


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You are correct. From 
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/CANADA/RPM/70s/1977/RPM-1977-05-21.pdf:
Terry David Mulligan, a veteran in Canadian rock radio, has funneled his talent into what is shaping up to be one of the most successful youth-oriented programs presented by the CBC. Mulligan hosts the Vancouver originated Great Canadian Goldrush which is heard on the CBC AM network Mondays at 8:30 pm and on the FM network, Saturdays at 11:05 pm.

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April 11, 2020 10:16 pm  #11


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"Brave New Waves." I heard the first show in Feb 1984 and the last one in April 2007.

"Neon" was on CBC Radio, the AM network, when Radio's programs were heard on FM in some places. 95.1 Chatham and 106.3 Sarnia were CBC Radio frequencies when "Neon" was on.