CBC Radio Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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CBC Radio's Lisa Laco interviews the first CBQ 800 Station Manager in Thunder Bay as the station celebrated in September 2013.

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CBC Radio‘s Lisa Laco interviews the first CBQ 800 Station Manager Doug Ward

THUNDER BAY – CBC Radio, or as it was known forty years ago, when Doug Ward was assigned the job of station manager, as CBQ 800 is partying today.

Lisa Laco Interviews Doug Ward

The radio studio this morning is full of special guests, and local residents who are celebrating with CBC today.

Doug Ward was assigned the job of putting CBQ 800 on the air, and started in October and had to have the station on air by December.

Residents are invited down to the CBC Studios on Miles Street in the beautiful downtown Fort William Business District today to join the celebrations.

Don Edwards at the CBC Thunder Bay Studios
Doug Ward at the CBC Thunder Bay Studios

Thunder Bay has a long history of solid radio. Today with Dougall Media and Acadia Broadcasting there is a solid choice of options for morning and daily radio listeners. Radio remains a fixture for many people in the course of their day as a fast source for news and entertainment.

With the Internet, Thunder Bay is now a global city, with former residents able to tune in to keep in touch with the local news and happening online.

 

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