We’re celebrating a bit of a banner birthday today…
It was September 22nd, 1947, that AM 940 CJIB hit the airwaves, giving the North Okanagan its first radio station. And although we’ve changed a lot…including a new frequency, new name and new digs….we’re still here, we’re proud of our heritage, and we’re having a bit of a party today.
For me, I didn’t step inside the CJIB building as an employee until 1988 – a wide-eyed, pimple-adorned teenager, fresh out of high school, just happy to get a weekend shift. But a veteran OF these halls, the legendary Frank Martina, experienced the magic that was the 1970’s at our radio station, and he’ll join the morning show just after 7:00 to share some of his memories – and yes, the voice is STILL tickin’, as Frank is gearing up for another awesome edition of the ‘Saturday Kiss Classics’ this weekend!
As we celebrate seven decades, indeed a milestone, I thought it would be fun to see who ELSE is celebrating 70 years in 2017. In no particular order..
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Elton John
- The Frisbee!
- David Letterman
- Meat Loaf (no, not the one in my fridge…the singer)
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- The Ferrari
- Stephen King (author of ‘It’…thanks for that nightmare, Steve)
- Ted Danson
- The Tony Awards
Congrats to all. Aren’t we lookin’ great for 70? ~ Jason