Early CKLG

 

 

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Jack Webster, Lyndon Grove, and engineer Peter McIntosh

At CKLG before rock music circa 1960 and on the North Shore.

 

CKLG is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at FM 96.9 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This radio station is owned by Rogers Communications.

 

In 2002, it was the first conventional radio station in North America to adopt the Jack FM brand and format, which was originated by an Internet radio webstream.

 

CKLG started as an AM station at 1070 on the AM band in 1955, with a 1000 Watt transmitter. In 1958 it moved to 730 on the AM band and later during the late 60'swent by the name "LG73."

 

The spirit of LG73 lives on as an Internet radio station based in Vancouver. In 1965 CKLG also started a FM station at 99.3. In 1979 the FM station changed their call letters to CFOX. On February 1st, 2001 the AM station changed call letters to CJNW, referred to on-air as NW2, all news radio, powered by CKNW. That format lasted about 14 months, then was abandoned.

 

After several months of stunting with modern rock, and over a month of down time for a transmitter site upgrade, the station changed call letters again to become CHMJ, branded as Mojo 730, Talk Radio for Guys. When that format failed to grab a big enough audience, the station changed again to become Mojo 730, Sports Radio.

 

In 2002 when the old 97 Kiss FM (CKKS) became Jack FM, they decided to change call letters as the CKKS call letters were too closely associated with the "soft favourites" Kiss-FM format.

 

As the history of CK'LG' fit quite well with the Jack-FM image, these were used.

 

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