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Not one, but TWO CHR stations on the AM band in the same city? But this is 1985? Yes, but this is also Canada, where hit music is still heard on AM, and man is this good! AM 1060, believe it or not, still exists with a Classic Country format under the call letters CKMX, but back in the good old days this was a ‘Full Service’ AM top 40 station with all the elements you’d find on an old AM AC but with hit music and shotgun jingles.

UPDATE 4/28/16 – 1060 Calgary is now running a pretty unique Comedy format 24/7 “Funny 1060” under the CKMX call letters. Check out the website HERE. But listen to our aircheck first!

This features a full news department, ski reports, weather and traffic. Wow, wouldn’t it be nice to hear a top 40 station like this today?

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!

7 thoughts on “Glen Slingerland, CFCN “All Hit AM 106” Calgary | February 1985”
  1. Hi There!

    Thanks for the “blast from My radio past”…my
    co-workers here at 660 News decided to let me
    know I was also on Glen’s aircheck…kinda freaky
    to hear myself from sooo long ago…yup, I’d like
    to work for this kind of station again!

    Marianna Jaromi

  2. This has to be Feb’ 1986, not 1985.

    “Small Town” by John Cougar Mellencamp, “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Thompson Twins, “Spies Like Us” by Paul McCartney were all hits in late ’85/early ’86.

    Love Canadian top 40 airchecks. If anyone has unscoped (music & spots intact) versions of ANY of the airchecks here, let me know!

  3. AM 106 was THE station of my teen years TOP 6 AT 6 AND 10 AT 10. Always a big presence at the Stampede every summer. Bitter sweet to hear this. Oh and on Saturdays they had top 40 countdown wit Kasey Kasum(sp) tjanks for the halpycmemlriez AM 106! ❤

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