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  CKLW (AM) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Initially, CKLW called itself "Radio 8" after the "Drake"-style format was adopted (later lengthened to "Fun Radio 8") and used jingles from PAMS which sang "Radio 8, CKLW," but by the end of the summer of 1967 the Johnny Mann jingles were in place and the transformation into "The Big 8" was complete.
CKLW decided to jump on the FM bandwagon and made an attempt to put the contemporary hit format on its FM station (93.9, now CIDR-FM) as CFXX, "94 Fox FM," in 1984, but it failed when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) refused to approve the format change from big band music.
During CKLW's Top 40 heyday, because of its nighttime directional pattern, the station was frequently heard in Scandinavia, but was often rendered unlistenable just a few hundred miles to the west and south of Detroit because of interference from the Mexico City and/or Bonaire stations.
domainhelp.search.com /reference/CKLW   (3487 words)

  
  Canadian Communications Foundation - Fondation Des Communications Canadiennes
CKLW switched to 1030 kHz with 5,000 watts of power on September 1.
On September 7, CKLW increased power from 5,000 to 50,000 watts (full-time, DA-2) using five 307 foot (overall height) towers at a site located on highway 18, eight miles from Harrow, 35 miles south of Windsor, on Concession 7, Malden Township.
On May 12, CKLW Radio Broadcasting Ltd. (Baton) was authorized to move the radio studios from 825 Riverside Drive West to 1640 Ouelette Ave.
www.broadcasting-history.ca /listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=365&historyID=150   (832 words)

  
 CANOE -- JAM! - CBC doc explores rise, fall of CKLW
CKLW programmer -- the "girl with the golden ear" -- Rosalie Trombley poses with her daughter and members of KISS.
So CKLW came up with a rebellious format: As much music as possible, no long speeches by DJs (who learned how to talk over the intros of records right up until the singer's first words) and frenzied newsmen who presented stories in a theatrical and arguably offensive manner.
CKLW quickly became the No. 1 station in Detroit, appealing to both white and fl audiences.
jam.canoe.ca /Television/2006/05/30/pf-1605455.html   (628 words)

  
 Pat St.John - CKLW - 800 AM
Pat's first big gig, on 50,000 watt CKLW "The Big 8", reaching four Provinces and 28 states with its massive signal.
CKLW "The Big 8" was the most powerful force in the music business, and at the age of just barely 18, Pat became the youngest DJ to have ever worked there.
This is the story of legendary CKLW, and Pat is just one of the many who's input was sought after by the producers to make this movie as complete as it could be given the time restraints of a motion picture.
www.patstjohn.net /CKLW.asp   (284 words)

  
 dave shafer > may 2006 > final credits > last link on the left
CKLW used the Drake system -- where everything was tightly formatted, from music scheduling, to placement of ads and jingles, to what the jocks said and how they said it.
CKLW was also known for its notorious tabloid-style "20-20 News," read by announcers who used news stories like disk jockeys used music.
The Classic CKLW page has an exhaustive tribute to the station and an extensive collection of jingles, IDs and sounds as heard on the station.
lastlinkontheleft.com /fc0605shafer.html   (1172 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on CKLW   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CKLW hung in, however, and it was the station we listened to when we were out there.
CKLW is a 50,000 watt AM radio_station^ broadcasting at 800 kHz located in Windsor, Ontario.
Today CKLW focuses mostly on local news and information, which some people consider a waste of a high-powered station with a signal that reaches far beyond its immediate local area.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/cklw   (979 words)

  
 Film tells story of mighty CKLW
When we last tuned in to "Radio Revolution: The Rise and Fall of the Big 8," the documentary film about radio station CKLW was making its Windsor benefit premiere before launching on Canadian television in spring of last year.
Though its discussion of the station's impact on music has wide appeal, the movie is a must-see for anyone who remembers the station's infectious jingle ("CKLW the Motor City") and the Motor City soundtrack it provided from the mid-'60s through the 1970s.
Several former CKLW disc jockeys are reunited in the studio, one talking a mile-a-minute through the lead-in to Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild," stopping at the exact second where the vocals begin.
www.nevada.edu /~drums/218files/CKLW.htm   (550 words)

  
 Cklw Online
CKLW was a 50;000 watt station in Windsor; Ontario; Canada; which...
CKLW may have been Canadian; but it was likely the most creative and best station in the RKO chain.
CKLW was a 50;000 watt music blowtorch covering most of Eastern North America...
www.hbrio.com /CKLW   (519 words)

  
 REELRADIO:The Andy Bologovsky Collection, Ted Richards, CKLW Logger June 29 1973 Pt. 3
About an hour into Part Three of the CKLW logger tape from June 29, 1973, we're treated to Grant Hudson and a bit of that famous blood 'n' guts news style, but the rest of the 79 minute exhibit features Ted Richards and a great mix of music from The Big 8.
Like the previous CKLW Logger Tapes (1, 2) recovered from the original logger reels by restorian Charlie Ritenburg, this exhibit is easily comparable to an EXCELLENT recording made from a narrow-band AM receiver in the local signal area of the mighty CKLW.
regarding Ted Richards, CKLW Logger June 29 1973 Pt.
www.reelradio.com /anbo/cklwlogger3.html   (255 words)

  
 Radio Revolution
CKLW was the sonic mirror of Windsor's sister city, separated by a half a mile of dirty Detroit River water - reflecting excitement, prosperity, exuberance, soul, creativity - and bloody murder.
The station provided the soundtrack to the days of postwar industrial prosperity, through the rising social unrest and racial tension, leading up to the explosion of the most violent of all the race riots in the US during the disastrous summer of 1967, and the shockwaves and renaissance efforts that followed.
Through a combination of scores of personal anecdotes from CKLW alumni, memorabilia and recordings, rare never-before-seen film and photographs of CKLW in it's heyday, vintage and contemporary footage of both Detroit and Windsor, Radio Revolution sheds new insights into this little-known chapter of 20th Century pop culture history.
radiorevolutiondvd.com /about.html   (400 words)

  
 CKLW to air Spitfires games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spitfires president and CEO Bob Boughner said those broadcasts went well, but the new ownership wanted to put its own stamp on the team and, after talking to fans, felt the best move was back to CKLW.
After signing a five-year deal to carry University of Michigan football in the spring, Chinnery acknowledged there are three games that conflict on the schedule.
Both sides were coy about the future of Steve Bell, who had been the play-by-play man before the club cut ties with CKLW in 2003.
www.canada.com /windsorstar/news/sports/story.html?id=82e0aacb-8cef-4d2a-93d3-7bcd81803d17&k=95500   (597 words)

  
 The Times - Dawn of Local TV
CKLW soon became a leader in children’s programming – not just in the local market – but in North America.
Tom Shannon, a popular DJ on the BIG 8 CKLW, tweaked the format with a Johnny Carson-style teen talk show, but the kids just wanted to dance and the show was a flop.
CKLW tried to keep up to the changing times.
www.walkervilletimes.com /27/CBC2.html   (1365 words)

  
 Am800 Cklw Ca Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CKLW reported that Premier Dalton McGuinty is to visit Windsor to announce who will be the special advisor on border issues.
Former City of Windsor senior manager Steve Salmons is to head up a border office in Windsor.
CKLW a CHUM station began their coverage this morning at 5am.
www.hbrio.com /CKLW/am800-cklw-ca.html   (245 words)

  
 Radio Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CKLW was the sonic mirror of Windsor's sister city, separated by a half a mile of dirty Detroit River water - reflecting excitement, prosperity, exuberance, soul, creativity - and bloody murder.
The station provided the soundtrack to the days of postwar industrial prosperity, through the rising social unrest and racial tension, leading up to the explosion of the most violent of all the race riots in the US during the disastrous summer of 1967, and the shockwaves and renaissance efforts that followed.
Through a combination of scores of personal anecdotes from CKLW alumni, memorabilia and recordings, rare never-before-seen film and photographs of CKLW in it's heyday, vintage and contemporary footage of both Detroit and Windsor, Radio Revolution sheds new insights into this little-known chapter of 20th Century pop culture history.
www.radiorevolutiondvd.com /about.html   (400 words)

  
 CHUM Limited | Radio | Stations | AM 800 CKLW   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AM 800 CKLW is the News and Information leader in Windsor and Essex County.
Although there are 40+ signals beaming into the market, we are consistently the #1 rated station.
CKLW is the Canadian news voice in a sea of U.S. Media.
www.chumlimited.com /radio/stationpage.asp?stationID=68   (178 words)

  
 Rock Radio Scrapbook: The CKLW Years
CKLW, the Big 8, was one of the most influential Top 40 stations for both Canada and the U.S. at the same time.
Thanks to several dedicated collectors, we are able to showcase the great sound of CKLW through the years, from the pre-Big 8 years to just before the end of 'CK's Top 40 era in 1984.
Rogers was at CKLW in 1972 and '73.
rockradioscrapbook.ca /bigeight.html   (4749 words)

  
 The Hits Just Keep On Comin': I'll Be There
CKLW hung in, however, and it was the station we listened to when we were out there.
The Classic CKLW Page has a few yearend charts from the 1960s and 1970s--and here we go, with Number One, whatever was the bottom position, and interesting bits from in between, for as many years as are available:
Truncated CKLW charts (showing only 40 of the Top 80 or 100) for 1967 and 1978 are here.
hitsjustkeeponcomin.blogspot.com /2006/12/ill-be-there.html   (1397 words)

  
 The Classic CKLW Page!
When CKLW- AM aired the program an hour or two later its huge signal across parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan gave thousands and thousands of U.S. residents their first exposure to the piece.
CKLW - The Big 8 Honor Roll - Announcers appearing on CKLW from 1967 to 1984.
Memoirs of Byron's Funeral - former CKLW media research director Doug Fernlock recalls the untimely passing and funeral of Byron MacGregor, one of the best-remembered voices of CKLW "20/20 News."
www.thebig8.net   (2559 words)

  
 REELRADIO:The Andy Bologovsky Collection:Johnny Williams, Ted Richards, CKLW Logger June 29 1973 Pt. 1
Johnny Williams, Ted Richards, CKLW Logger June 29 1973 Pt.
This exhibit is easily comparable to an EXCELLENT recording made from a narrow-band AM receiver in the local signal area of the mighty CKLW.
Infrequent tape drop-out is the only reminder that we're listening to a VERY slow speed recording, where a tiny little spot of bad tape, dust or oil can result in a half-second of audio loss.
www.reelradio.com /anbo/cklogger1.html   (309 words)

  
 Michigan Bands dot Com - Get a Taste of Detroit's Heydey and Support WTVS
That is, until Michael Macnamara's documentary about that radio powerhouse CKLW "Radio Revolution: The Rise and Fall Of The Big 8" began to air.
Soon the phones were ringing off the hook as television viewers like me were transported back to our childhood to re-experience the station that shaped our musical memories.
CKLW was unique in that it was a truly integrated popular music station; white music, fl music, pop music, rock music, country music, you name it.
www.michiganbands.com /article1304.html   (390 words)

  
 Ralph Binge and Joe Gentile
Gentile returned to CKLW, while Binge stayed at WJBK, where he worked in the radio sales department.
Binge was CKLW's original choice to portray Captain Jolly.
Unfortunately the overall ratings were poor, so the station’s “Target 560” pop format was changed to Rock and Roll, new talent was hired and the radio legends were released from their contracts.
www.detroitkidshow.com /Binge_and_Gentile.htm   (1012 words)

  
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SCOPED CKLW 08-1968 JOHNNY WILLIAMS 5 MIN DATE CORRECTED FROM 1968 TO 08-68 * CKLW 09-03-1968 MARK RICHARDS / JIM EDWARDS 59 MIN.
SCOPED * CKLW 03-09-1970 SCOTT REGAN 31 MIN.
CKLW 06-02-1970 DUKE ROBERTS / STEVE HUNTER 30 MIN.
www.ctconnect.com /rgilmore/andrew.txt   (11712 words)

  
 Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club | Ontario Hockey League
AM800 CKLW in partnership with the Windsor Spitfires are asking fans to create homemade banners and bring them to the Windsor Spitfires vs. Owen Sound Attack game on Sunday, October 22, 2006 for a chance to win great prizes
The banner must feature both AM800 CKLW and the Windsor Spitfires to be eligible for prizes.
Fans attending the game are encouraged to bring their skates, gloves and helmets to skate with the team.
www.windsorspitfires.com /viewcon.php?id=1368   (204 words)

  
 Radio Revolution: The Rise And Fall Of The Big 8 | The A.V. Club
Within four years, CKLW was the top station in its market, and had built a cult following among those in the eastern half of the U.S. who could pick up the broadcasts on clear nights.
That relentless momentum kept young people throughout the "Big 8" listening area locked into the station, afraid to miss an important dispatch from the front lines of the youth rebellion.
The documentary doesn't skimp on CKLW's fall—prompted largely by the Canadian government's mandate that they dedicate 30 percent of programming to "Canadian content"—but it's more concerned with capturing the enthusiasm and adrenaline that accompanied the station's rise.
www.avclub.com /content/node/44356   (366 words)

  
 The Classic CKLW Page - CKLW Lists from Mark Pattison
I remember that the best I could do until the age of 11 in listening to CKLW in a WJR and WCAR-dominated household was sneaking a listen to a Monkees song minutes before "The Monkees" came on, or being at the house of a friend whose older sisters tuned in.
CKLW wouldn't play the Bob Seger System's "2+2=?", the Doors' "The Unknown Soldier," or even the Beatles' "The Ballad of John and Yoko." WKNR did.
It was also the first of at least three years straight that CKLW followed the same format for its printed chart, with the hewn-in-rock format, not only for the outside cover but also for the headlines on the inside and the back.
www.thebig8.net /lists.html   (6067 words)

  
 REELRADIO - The Gary Tinnes CKLW Collection!
Gary Tinnes posing with Alice Cooper in the main control booth at the new CKLW studios on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor.
Gary was also the board op for the infamous Chuck McKay show on CKLW in 1975.
The other picture was taken in the CKLW lobby at the Big 8 reunion in 2002.
www.reelradio.com /gt   (1819 words)

  
 CT30 CKLW CHART PAGES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Here is a list of songs played by CKLW during the 24 hour period on June 29th 1973.
CKLW had charts into the early eighties, but only 1 large copy or a 'fax' was given to each record store.
I have a few but would like to get them all in one form or another(actual or photocopies) so they can be added to the site.
www.ct30.com /big30/index.html   (278 words)

  
 nancynall.com: The big 8!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The No. 1 Song of all-time according to CKLW listeners in the mid-1970s was "Kung Fu Fighting," (http://www.superseventies.com/sw_kungfufighting.html) which was the No. 1 song on the charts at about the time the poll began.
There is something charmingly naieve about all those voters having so little perspective that they would believe that their current favorite song was in fact the best song of all time.
Couldn't get it in Pickerington, a few miles makes a big difference but you could get KYW, 1100 in Cleveland, which was a killer AM rock station, only listened to CKLW when we'd get to northern Ohio.
www.nancynall.com /archives/000447.html   (1080 words)

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