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was C-FUN's twice annual extravaganza of hits from
the past. Listeners voted for their favorite
"flashbacks" and these were tallied and played in
countdown order near the year's end or in
mid-summer. The first Soundathon was in late
December 1960 and featured only 60 ranking songs,
all from that year. Soundathon #2 was a Top 100 and
took place during the Summer of 1961, covering the
period back to July 1960. Soundathon came of age
with Number 3 in late December 1961. This time 300
ranking songs were included, tallied from over 101,
000 votes. And this time it included the Rock and
Roll years back to 1955.
with Soundathon #4 in the Summer of 1962, the
Summer Soundathons, from this point on, featured
only hits of past Summers. Hits were listed in
groups by year and there were no rankings.
Soundathons #4 and #6 were likely never printed but
later Summer Soundathons were.
winter Soundathons continued the ranking of 300, as
did the last Soundathon #14 of July
was a favorite and much-anticipated event on
"Funland" radio C-FUN.