Hamilton ONT

Dave Mickey, 1280 CHIQ Hamilton Ont | July, 1964

Date of Recording: July, 1964 Station: 1280 CHIQ Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Featured Air Talent: Dave Mickey Contributor: Russ Horton Aircheck Entry: 1,441 Date of Contribution: 8.28.2016 Everybodys swingin and havin a ball on the Dave Mickey Show! Comments: The station once located at 1280 in Hamilton, Ontario is, and has been for several decades, 820 CHAM. A station that once was a pioneering Canadian Country station. Now, just an opinion here, but this kind of Top 40 radio done in the first half of the 1960s is precisely everything that formatically was wrong. A jock who rambles on about absolutely nothing, sings with nearly every record, music broken up by long stretches of station elements… Still, the listeners LOVED it! This is perhaps the magic that listeners to the Top 40 form...

Rick Hammel and Kevin O’Brien, CJJD Hamilton ONT, Canada | 1972

Good radio knows no bounds, and our good neigbors to the north had an abundance of great radio stations with awesome talent. Back in ’72, one can really get a feel for how radio worked, and still works in Canada – hits you won’t remember (for U.S. listeners) because they were Canadian artists, of which the CTRC, Canada’s radio regulating body similar to the U.S. FCC, mandated a certain percentage of. It actually works well for Canadian groups who otherwise would never even get a shot on American radio or labels. I digress. This recording sounds like someone simply put a mic in front of a radio speaker. Didn’t we all do that at one time or another before we knew any better?? Cool Mouse Productions 100% Customized Radio Imaging

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