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

Heard on great radio stations like WGKX "Kix 106" and WMC-FM Memphis, online at (and once upon a time at, loosely contributed to some yearly countdowns at, and most importantly, Webmaster of this great Radio Historical site, Airchexx.comLook for me on the Ham bands. Perhaps one day you'll have a QSO with K1FRC. Happy DX and Happy Listening!

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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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