Vancouver Top 40 Radio
Links to Other Sites of Interest

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British Columbia Radio History - created by Jack Bennest. Featuring a vast collection of pictures, articles, links, and other online memorabilia concerning radio history in our province.

History of Canadian Broadcasting - comprehensive timeline of Canada's broadcasting history, with capsulized histories of nearly every radio and tv station across the country.

History of Metropolitan Vancouver - created by Chuck Davis. This comprehensive site by Vancouver's eminent historian features year-by-year chronologies, articles, quizes, photo archives, and much more.

Puget Sound Media - Radio, television history, news and information with emphasis on Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  Be sure to check out those KJR jingles, and much more.

RadioWest.ca - by Ted Wendland. Featuring regional news concerning radio stations in western Canada and U.S., especially the Pacific Northwest. Site includes airchecks, jingles, surveys, and promos.

Red Robinson's Web Page - Vancouver's own broadcasting legend.

Rappin' With Red:  Red Robinson Interview - This January 1972 interview by Rick McGrath and Mike Quigley ties in nicely with the subject matter of this web site. Originally published in The Grape, Volumes 2, 3 and 4, 1972.

SPARC Virtual Radio Museum - by the Society for the Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada. With a focus on Canadian achievement in radio and communication, this museum website highlights the comprehesive collection of the physical museum located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. And online you can listen to vintage audio on the SPARC broadcast program.

Vancouver Broadcasters - by Gord Lansdell. Alphabetically listed mini-bios of the radio and television broadcasters, past and present, who have performed *on air* in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Gord also operates two companion sites.  First, there's Northwest Broadcasters which has a comprehensive listing of every radio and television station in the Pacific Northwest along with recent news of events in the broadcast industry.   Second, there's Okanagan Broadcasters listing broadcasters, along with news and history of that sunny region of our province.

Vancouver's Charted Songs - by Brian Tarling whose well-researched book presents the compiled data from the different chart-series produced in Vancouver between Sept. 1956 and Dec. 1978. The book lists 7,800 hits by almost 2400 artists.

Vancouver Radio Museum - by Brian Walks. Dedicated to the history of radio and television surrounding Vancouver. Contains historical timelines, and individual galleries of photos devoted to the past of our city's radio stations.

Vancouver Signature Sounds - Ray McGinnis launched this website after spending years researching the performances of individual charted songs on Vancouver AM radio stations and comparing them with their chart performances on USA's Billboard Hot 100.  Special attention is devoted to memorable songs which gained high popularity in Vancouver but often not elsewhere.

 

Jingles, Airchecks, Oldies, Lyrics, Collections, and more Charts

3345.ca - This comprehensive database allows you to explore one of Canada's largest collections of original vinyl LPs, Eps and 45 rpm singles from the first twenty or so years of the LP era: 1949-1970.  Includes high-quality scans of the original LP and EP covers, and listings for over 35,000 LPs, 3500 EP covers and 35,000 45 singles.

American Radio History - by David Gleason.  A vast archive of resources and links, that will keep you researching for several evenings, all charting the history of American radio and television.  Scans include complete issues of several vintage publications.

Alaska Jim's Music Charts - Extensive links to music charts and polls throughout the world.

Bay Area Radio Museum - traces the history of radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Includes archival broadcasts, historical documents, photographs, music surveys and other features.

Billboard Charts Archive - Weekly Hot 100 songs dating from 1950s to the present.

Cash Box Top Singles - The legendary Cash Box Magazine Charts. Collected by Randy Price.

560.com - a.k.a Steve's Radio and Railroads - Steven Geisler has put together an impressive site devoted to Miami's WQAM. Included are surveys in both text form and as scans. You'll also recognize many jingles from the PAMS "Sonosational" series which C-FUN used here.

L.A. Radio - The Way It Was - Links to charts and airchecks from stations in the Los Angeles region, including station histories and tributes.

Lyrics World - This site contains an ever-expanding collection of lyrics for rock and pop songs that charted in the Top 40 from 1930 to 1999. You'll find the titles of over 11,000 songs, each listed under the year in which it charted along with the peak chart position (Billboard, USA) and the artist who recorded it.

Motor City Radio Flashbacks - A Detroit radio retrospective featuring collections of "Hits" lists, Bumper stickers, Jingles, DJs, Sports Moments, Radio Replays and more.

Oldiesloon - featuring hit parades charts and memorabilia from cities througout the USA, including Los Angeles, Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Playa Cofi Jukebox - Hear the top songs from the golden years of popular music plus more. Select a year or a genre and enjoy listening to best songs of each.

The Reel Top 40 Radio Repository - The authentic aircheck museum of classic Top 40 radio and the greatest radio of all time.

Rock Radio Scrapbook - Canada's Aircheck Archive - by Dale R. Patterson. A huge collection that includes airchecks, jingles, and articles from radio stations across Canada.


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