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CKWX
CFUN
1957 - 1962
1959 - 1967

CKLG

1964 - 1976
(more coming)

CKVN
CFUN
1970 - 1972
New!!

1975 - 1984
(not active yet)


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On this site you will find an extensive collection of surveys from the Vancouver radio stations that adopted the "Top 40" format at one time or other. These are not scans.  All have been re-typed from the originals, over 1000 of them, for clear reading and some have been styled to resemble the originals.  The original errors have often been kept as well, although some corrections were necessary.


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WHAT'S NEW
Update #29 - March 20, 2020

In these troubled and uncertain times I can only hope all of you will be safe and well.  While it may seem that announcing a website update at this time to be a bit superfluous, on the other hand perhaps it may provide some of you a bit of diversionary time.

Since my previous update in January the following have been added to the site:

1. CKLG 1975 - all charts for the entire year

2. CKLG 1976 - all charts for the entire year

3. CKLG 1977 - all charts for the entire year

New Audio
Audio clips have also been added to the 1975 an 1976 index pages, featuring Roy Hennessy, Gord Robson and Doc Harris. 

Audio conversion project:
-For the past few months I have been slowly converting the audio links found throughout my site (jingles, airchecks & montages) into embedded audio players.  These audio clips are usually found on the numerous Index pages and Soundathons.  With these audio players it simply means you can now click on the player and listen without a new page being opened.  But if it should happen that your browser does not support these audio players you can still click on the accompanying text links the old way.  The pages completed include:

-CKWX - 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962

-CFUN - 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967 and Soundathons 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

-CKLG - all years where audio is featured.

Still to be converted:
CKWX - 1961
CFUN - 1963, 1965

For further browsing on my site I’ll refer back to December when I added the CKWX 1957 “Unofficial” surveys.  Many of these surveys (indicated in the date index by *) are accompanied by retyped newspaper articles from the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, including many of Red Robinson’s weekly articles.  (It was my intention to add more in the future but the ones that are there now make for interesting reading.)

And finally I call attention to my “Links” page where you can spend many hours browsing other fine sites devoted mostly to radio.  Among the sites listed are:

-BC Radio History
-History of Metropolitan Vancouver (created by the late Chuck Davis)
-Radio West by Ted Wendland
-Red Robinson.com
-Vancouver Signature Sounds by Ray McGinnis
-Vancouver Radio Museum by Brian Walks
-American Radio History
-Rock Radio Scrapbook by Dale Patterson
. . . and many more

With that, I again wish you all well.

Jim Bower


Previous Updates:
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Update #28 - January 23, 2020

Vancouver Top 40 Radio  has been updated as follows:

1.  A new Home page -  This has been open since mid-December.  The new Home page features a new digital image by artist Bruce Stewart who has re-imagined Vancouver’s Theatre Row and it features both Red Robinson and Wolfman Jack driving in opposite directions along the mall.  

2.  CKLG 1973 Surveys - now available for viewing.

3.  CKLG 1974 Surveys - now available for viewing.

The above two years are complete for the Top 30 singles charts.  A few of the Album charts are missing some information.  For more information go to the "Surveys Wanted" page.

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Update #27 - December 4, 2019

- CKWX 1957 featuring
    -The unpublished charts of CKWX
    -The Red Robinson Teen Canteen charts
    -Red Robinson aircheck from 1957
    -New jingles added
    -& more

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Update #26 - November 5, 2019

-"Dairy Queen Date" a painting by Bruce Stewart featuring the Dairy Queen at Fraser & 47th Avenue in 1960.   Located on the CKWX 1960 Index Page.

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Update #25 - August 31, 2019

-CKVN - all charts: 1970, 1971, 1972

-CKLG - all charts for 1970, 1971, 1972

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