Station: CKY Winnipeg
Date: August 13, 1965 (last show)
Jimmy Darin (Hilliard) came to CKY Winnipeg from KNEW Spokane in 1963. He joined one of the most popular and powerful stations on the Prairies, as CKY's 50,000-watt signal at 580kc got out well when the skywave kicked in at night. The station signed on New Year's Eve 1949 and soon adopted the slogan "The Powerful Station With Proven Listener Response." CKY was a Top 40 station throughout much of its broadcast life and a great one too as you'll hear on this aircheck. Future stars to appear on CKY in the '60s include Chuck McCoy and Daryl B. This wonderful find by Charlie Ritenburg is a real treasure and a rare peek at Winnipeg Top 40 radio in the mid-'60s.
After his CKY days, Darin moved to Philadelphia to help launch Boss Radio WFIL, which became the city's most powerful Top 40 outlet. He later got into radio ownership in Indianapolis, then owned a string of radio stations in Florida. Darin also jocked at KJR Seattle before coming to CKY, where he became program director in addition to his on-air duties.
Hear Jimmy Darin with
his last show on CKY from
August 13, 1965
(The Charlie Ritenburg Collection)
More 1965 airchecks here!
RETURN TO ROCK RADIO SCRAPBOOK