In the 1960’s and 70’s, Top 40 radio station, CKLW, was the top-rated AM station in Windsor, Ontario and was easily heard in the Detroit, Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio areas as well. Calling itself “The Big 8” (as it was 800 on the AM dial) CKLW became an internationally known station that helped to break a number of Canadian Groups and Artists like Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, The Guess Who, April Wine, and The Five Man Electrical Band to name a few. By 1978, CKLW’s popularity was overshadowed by FM radio’s album oriented rock format and it became the station you listened to if you only had an AM radio in your old car. But The Big 8 lives on!
Here we have a series of CKLW air checks from 1968 to 1973 on three CD’s. These are actual radio shows (or at least large portions of actual radio shows) that were recorded as they originally aired, complete with disc jockey banter between songs, original commercials and sponsor spots, weather reports, and giveaways between complete songs and hits of the day. It’s exactly like listening to the radio during the CKLW golden age because it IS radio during the CKLW golden age! Also includes a 4th CD of 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s Concerts, Radio Programs, LP Release Ads, and Groups and Musicians doing original radio commercials and Public Service Announcements not found on our other Radio Spot CD Collections. Four CD Set. Approximately 4 ½ hours total running time.