Steve Shannon; First Show, 680 CFTR Toronto | June 23, 1973

Sometimes the best recordings come out of nowhere.

Sent in by Contributor Daniel Coulombe (CKTS Sherbrooke), here’s the CFTR debut of longtime & legendary jock Steve Shannon. Its 1973 and this is seriously the hottest station in Canada during this time period. In fact, CFTR was arguably the most popular AM Top 40 station for almost 10 years.

The station hung on as a music outlet until the plug was mercifully pulled in 1993, when CFTR went All-News. But so many fans will remember the days when the station sounded like this!

680 AM Toronto, CFTR

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Steve West

I am the owner and editor of Airchexx.com, an audio museum of radio history. An audiophile and broadcast professional, I have worked on the air in radio stations in Central Massachusetts, Charleston, South Carolina, Corpus Christi, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee and Norwalk, Connecticut. Full disclosure: Steve "West" is my radio name, assigned to me by the former Ops manager at what was WMBZ, 94.1 "The Buzz" in Memphis. I kept it for the radio stuff I do.Currently, On-Air at on-line station http://hitoldies.com weekends, and by day I am an Electrician at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.

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2 Responses

  1. David Maye says:


    I’m doing everything in my power to warn young radio students of this sick pervert!

  2. made up name says:


    you too?

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