Fonds PR1749 - K-97 Radio fonds

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K-97 Radio fonds

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    PR1749

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    • 1980-1990 (Creation)

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    2 audio cassettes. – 9 audio discs.

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    Administrative history

    K-97 Radio was launched in 1979 as “Edmonton's Only Rock” radio station. Its call letters were CIRK-FM.

    CIRK-FM had previously been CJCA-FM from 1949 until 1975, when CJCA-FM was renamed and switched to 97.3 MHz. CJCA-FM had been established by the Edmonton Journal in 1949 to simulcast the programming of CJCA-AM; CJCA-FM began separate broadcasts in 1962. K-97 Radio played classic rock hits. K-97 sponsored the “Homegrown Series,” which supported and encouraged Alberta's unsigned contemporary artists; after a competition, a recording of the winner and other top performers was produced.

    In 1997, the radio station's promotional name became K-Rock.

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    The fonds consists of audio recordings produced for K-97 Radio’s “Homegrown Series” for 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990; the recording for 1990 also includes K-97’s Comedy Shop Classics. The fonds also includes recordings of K-97’s “Looney Tunes Series” for 1986 and 1987.

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    Ted Kennedy, from K-97, and Gary McGowan, music director at K-97 (PR1991.0496), deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988 and 1991.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

        General note

        Information for the administrative history is taken from the Canadian Communications Foundation’s Canada’s Broadcasting History website, http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/index3.html, accessed April 4, 2006 and from the records.

        General note

        Includes accessions PR1988.0149, PR1988.0519 and PR1991.0496.

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