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Contributor Neal Bowden checks in with the first recording from him in what seems like several years!

There’s something rather RKO-Esque about CFUN. Perhaps its the jingles, or maybe the way the jocks sound on the air. Who consulted CFUN in 1978? Well, this was smack in the middle of CFUN’s second Top 40 era, at a time where the station was probably at the top of its game. Sure sounds like it was.

Clean, crisp audio, presented in a nine minute scope. That’s what you’ll find, listening to one of Canada’s most memorable AM Top 40 stations from the 1970s.

1410 Vancouver is now All-Sports CFTE.

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

3 thoughts on “Bob Merchant; Ched Miller, 1410 CFUN Vancouver BC | 1978”
  1. The consultants to Cfun at that time were J Robert Wood who was CHUM Toronto’s PD but all the credit for CFUN in that era goes to Chick McCoy who was the best PD I ever worked for. And all the jocks and newsmen. The lineup at CFUN when I got there in 1977 was Jim Hault mornings, Bob Merchant mid morning, Ched Miller midays, Bob McGee afternoon drive, Tom Lucas early evening, Racoon Carney late evenings, Billy Williams all night, Russ McLoed swing and me Rich “Kelly” Elwood swing and weekend morning show.

    It was a great station in a great city in a wonderful era.

  2. Wow – Racoon Carney, Tom Lucas, Bob Merchant… I haven’t heard those names in years! I was 14 back in ’78 and had one of those crystal radio kits that my parents gave me. The only station it picked up was 14CFUN. Lucky me, since that’s all I wanted to listen to. Well, that and Canucks/Lions games on ‘NW. I especially liked listening to the Top 100 of the Year, which went on for a few days around New Years. Good memories!

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