AIRCHECK OF THE WEEK

- Edition #948 - July 30, 2017 -


Talent: DAVE SHAFER
Station: CKLW Windsor, Ont.
Date:
June 7, 1967
Time: 39:34 (unscoped)
15:01 (scoped)

CKLW began tightening its format in the spring of 1967, but it wasn't the Big 8 yet.

It was called "Fun Radio" then and many of the Drake-style elements were in play, including less jock talk, more rock and a smoother, tighter, less-cluttered sound. In mid-July, CKLW changed its branding to "The Big 8" and the Drake era officially began. Epochal ratings would follow.

Dave Shafer first arrived at 'CK in 1964 and was the morning man during the transition to the Big 8 in 1967. He left in 1968, returned three years later before leaving again by 1974. Shafer came back a third time later in the '70s to serve as CKLW program director.

Shafer died May 7, 2006 of complications from out-patient surgery. He was 73.
 

Hear Dave Shafer on CKLW from June 7, 1967 (UNSCOPED) here.

Hear Dave Shafer on CKLW from June 7, 1967 (UNSCOPED) here.
 

Hear Dave Shafer on CKLW from June 7, 1967 (SCOPED) here.

Hear Dave Shafer on CKLW from June 7, 1967 (SCOPED) here.


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