CKGM 98 Montreal – Donnie Burns – January 3 1975
Courtesy: Mike McCann
On January 1, 1970, CKGM became a full-time Top 40 station. The ratings quickly climbed, with CKGM beating direct competitor, CFOX. CKGM would quickly become one of North America’s legendary Top 40 stations. CKGM would crank through the 70s as a market leader, but in the 1980s, the migration to FM caused CKGM to make changes with the changes in listening patterns, and by 1985, the station flipped to a gold based Adult Contemporary format.
The station returned to a Top 40 format at 5 p.m. on February 10, 1989, changing its calls to CHTX, and used the handle Montreal’s 980 Hits! The station lasted two years, when it flipped again to Oldies.
This aircheck features Donnie Burns, from 1975. -Ellis