August 1, 2019 9:00 am
Updated: August 19, 2019 7:17 pm

CKNW 75th Anniversary Celebration

CKNW just turned 75!


On August 15, listeners celebrated the 75th Anniversary of 980 CKNW at Anvil Centre, New Westminster. The event featured current and past radio hosts, local vendors, 75th anniversary birthday cake and much, much more!

980 CKNW hosts Jon McComb (Presented by The Morrey Auto Family), Simi Sara and Lynda Steele (Presented by Penfolds Roofing and Solar) along with former hosts and special guests came together for a full day of live broadcasting. Global BC were on site with Community Reporter Michael Newman and Senior Meteorologist Kristi Gordon.

WATCH: Looking back through the CKNW archives as the station celebrates 75 years

Originally broadcast from the now-demolished Windsor Hotel, situated near the corner of Columbia and Eighth Street in Downtown New Westminster across from Anvil Centre, CKNW went on air on August 15, 1944. The station broadcast from New Westminster for more than 50 years before moving to Downtown Vancouver in 1996. Despite the move, its birthplace lives on in the ‘NW of the station’s namesake.

Images from the CKNW archives

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Today, Global News 980 CKNW features a strong lineup of exceptional hosts and journalists. Jon McComb, who recently celebrated his 35th anniversary with the station, hosts The Jon McComb Show from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekday mornings. Passionate storyteller Simi Sara hosts The Simi Sara Show on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sharp-witted Lynda Steele hosts on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Renowned broadcast veteran Charles Adler hosts Charles Adler Tonight on weekdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Drex keeping listeners entertained after 10 p.m. on his late-night show The Shift with Drex.

If you missed any of the great moments of the #CKNW75 celebration. Take a listen to the great tributes here:

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