Jeff Bannister – “The Power of Love”, 1310 CIWW Ottawa

What’s the story with Ottawa’s 1310 AM? Well, it was a music station for much of it’s life, the last music format being Oldies. Heard here in 1987, it is a Gold-Based contemporary music station, playing mostly 70s music but pulling from the 60s and the 80s, as best we can tell. Today, the station is an All-News outlet. This aircheck begins shortly before the 9 PM hour, then goes into a Newscast (scoped), then into a love songs dedication show called “The Power of Love”. Jeff Bannister is very conversational and friendly, and takes callers with their love song requests. Aircheck #1,306 since May 2, 2002!

“The Official World Chart Show”, CKKL ‘Cool-FM’ 93.9, Ottawa, Ontario | May 3, 1997

And now, for your listening enjoyment, here’s something really GOOD from the late 90s. Your webmaster has never heard this show. Perhaps it didn’t air in the United States (maybe it did, somebody out there knows). But this is Canada, a place where radio sounded better in some ways than in it’s southern neighbor… certainly different. Here’s something called ‘The Official World Chart Show’. It featured music from the various music charts in different countries – even RUSSIA! The show’s host sounds suspiciously like Ryan Seacrest, and featured a female co-host. They certainly made a great team! As of this writing, the station is known as 93.9 Bob-FM, one of those “Whatever” stations originally trademarked in Canada as “Ja...