CFGP 1978-1981

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1978 Ken Connors
The new morning man Ken Connors takes to the air-waves at 1050 CFGP Grande Prairie, 1978. What surprised many is that he left an on-air position at 630 Ched, Edmonton to move to Grande Prairie. "It was a matter of coming home, and taking the next step of getting into management" -Ken. (Listen to Audio Clips featured)

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Miss Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie's Mayor Al Romanchuk and CFGPs Ken Connors walk Miss Grande Prairie across the tarmac at the airport to her CP flight destined to take her to Edmonton on the first leg of her Toronto journey and the Miss Canada Pageant contest. (Listen to Audio Clips featured)

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1979 - Sig Reuter

Sig is doing a live cut-in at a music store located in the Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie. Vinyl records were still what people were buying and there was a good selection of LPs as well as cassettes. Sig left CFGP to work at a radio station on Vancouver Island BC. (Listen to Audio Clips)

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1981 - CFGP Winsticker Winners

Ken Connors, CFGP Radio (left) with the two winners about 5 miles from Grande Prairie. This is one of the few times in the history of radio, that a helicopter was used to give away prizes.
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1980 Terry Fox Radio-thon

$80,575 was raised for Cancer Research by Peace Country Residents during the CFGP Radio-Thon that was manned by staff members of the radio station from September 6th to 9th, 1980.

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Parade 1980
The radio station news cruiser was decorated with flowers pulling a float that had two giant records that was visible from each side of the street, the entry in the 1980 Grande Prairie Parade.

Other staff members during this time were Keith Wasmuth: CFGP DJ . Left radio to become a Reverand. Peter Hall: DJ . 2008 announcer at CJXX Grande Prairie, now deceased. Jane Cada:, news and talkshow, married Gord Sharp, left radio, worked at Crystal Centre, now retired. Ken Truhn: Sports/sales 1978-1992 at CFGP. Manager at Big Country XX then to Q99 Grande Prairie 2010, retired. Fran Tanner: Salesman and Hockey Broadcaster - deceased. Don Lindsay: Was in Sales at CFGP, later in Real Estate and more recently sales for CJDC Dawson Creek, now deceased. Jeff Rechner: CFGP DJ. Worked at CKLG Vancouver 2003-2007. In 2008 Jeff was in Los Angeles doing radio and TV commercials.

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1980 Terry Fox Radio-thon

(Left to right) CFGP's Ken Gieger along with CFGP's Ken Connors on the radio. $80,575 was raised for Cancer Research by Peace Country Residents during the CFGP Radio-Thon from September 6th to 9th, 1980. (Listen to Audio Clips)

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CFGP Bathtub Races
Each year hundreds of people crowed the Bear Creek reservoir at Muskoseepi Park, to watch the annual CFGP Bathtub Races. CFGP's Sig Reuter an Mark Innes were some of the participants. (Listen to Audio Clips featured)

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Milk Maids visit CFGP
The Alberta Milk Maids travel through-out Alberta and CFGP is one of their regular stops arriving in a convertible. Photo taken in 1980 of Ken Connors and the Milk Maids.













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CFGP Double Dribblers
Archived photo, mid-1970's

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