900 CKTS

Daniel Coloumbe, 900 CKTS Sherbrooke Que | February 9, 1985

Date of Recording: 02.09.1985 Station: 900 CKTS (Defunct) Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Daniel Coulombe (CKTS/CJMQ) Contributor: Bob Gilmore Comments: The station no longer exists, but the Eastern Townships’ main English speaking music station was on AM through the end of the 1980s. At 900 Khz and a power of 10,000 watts, this station was heard as far south as St. Johnsbury, VT and all across most of Southern Quebec. It was a great Top 40 outlet for the limited Anglo audience, with personalities like morning man Ted Silver, and Daniel Coloumbe. The music is true Top 40, with all the music on the charts represented… including a fair representation of Canadian-only hits, in accordance with CTRC regulations. Included here, two complete stopset...

Composite: 900 CKTS Sherbrooke QC | Winter, 1974

Radio in Canada’s predominently French Province was never better! Here’s a composite of the airstaff of 900 CKTS Sherbrooke as it sounded in 1974. CKTS was the only English hit music station in the south-central part of Quebec, the region known as the Eastern Townships. While there’s no reverb at CKTS, the station takes a page from the playbooks of RKO and WABC for both the personality aspect of the station’s programming and the jingles. As you’ll hear, CKTS was TIGHT! These guys were quick on their feet and seemingly had a one-liner for every break. This rivals some of the best that American RKO stations like KFRC, KHJ and WRKO had to offer. Little known in the States, after listening to this, one might say that CKTS was Quebec’s best kept secret. Heard...

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