CFGP Grande Prairie 1973

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1973 Ken Connors
The CFGP was located at 103 Ave and 100 St Grande Prairie, Alberta. Enlarge page for AUDIO CLIPS of Ken.

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Patrick David CFGP

In 1973 the Morning man was Patrick David. Enlarge page for AUDIO CLIPS of Patrick.

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1973- Vaughn Ripper CFGP

Vaughn Ripper was one of the Newsmen at CFGP Grande Prairie.


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CFGP Media Maniacs
In 1973 CFGP had their own basketball team. Enlarge page for AUDIO CLIP of Barry Smith.

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CFGP Wally Everitt

In 1973 the General Manager of CFGP was Wally Everitt.

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CJME 1973

More announces who made up the Media Maniacs. Neil Edwards and Doug Gousen.

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Colonel Sanders - 1973

Ken Connors interviews Colonel Sanders representing Kentucky Fried Chicken in Grande Prairie.

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CFGP Jack Soars

Open Line with Jack Soars was on the air at 11am each day on CFGP Grande Prairie.

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CFGP Announcers

In 1975 CFGP announcers Neil Edwards and Andy Kilkus helped Ken Connors celebrate.

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CFGP Announcers

Ken Connors, Vaughn Ripper and Don Lindsay

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Al Cherny visits CFGP

Liz Solska GFGP Continuity Writer with the famous fiddler Al Cherny

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Grande Prairie Concerts 1973

A number of recording artists performed in Grande Prairie
Other employees of that time: Fran Tanner sports announcer, later moved into sales (deceased). Cass Remple spent years in the accounting department (deceased). Don Lindsey announcer in late 1960's then went into sales then a sales rep for CJDC-AM and CJDC-TV Dawson Creek where he worked for nearly 20 years until his retirement in 2015 (deceased Jan 2017).

Michael Lindsay was an announcer who worked at CFGP from 1969 to 1973. He started working evenings and then moved to mid mornings, then to early mornings. He then moved to the newsroom where Bob Carle was just hired to be the News Director to replace Lionel Kyle. Michael left in March of 1973 to go to CJAT Trail BC before moving to CHNL in Kamloops and then getting out of broadcasting.

CFGP MUSIC CHARTS: 1964 featuring Lionel Kyle VIEW PHOTO
1967 CFGP Music Chart: VIEW PHOTO


In 1973 CFGP Radio was the only radio station in Grande Prairie. The music format was middle of the road which included playing a number of instrumentals, including artists like Al Martino, Englebert Humperdink and Johnny Mathis. Also some country music in the afternoons. Every weekday evening was the live telephone show called Lauzons Trading Post where you could phone in and list an item for sale.