Vancouver got the Beatles and a new radio station on the same day.
Fifty years ago - on August 22, 1964 - the Fab Four arrived in Vancouver and CKLG signed on as the third Top 40 station in the city's history (CKWX and CFUN were the first two). The station stayed with the format until 1993, when it switched to talk. The 29 years and one month of Top 40 puts it in a virtual tie with CHUM for the second longest-running Top 40 format in Canadian history (CKOC did Top 40 for 31 years - October, 1960 to February, 1992).
Enjoy Daryl B on CKLG from April, 1968 (SCOPED) ... in the Aircheck of the Week.
Thanks to Ted Wendland at radiowest.ca for this great aircheck.
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