|The above interview was printed
in the Ubyssey, March 26, 1970 when Fred
Latremouille was Co-Editor of the
Georgia Straight shortly before he
returned to radio at CKVN.
|When C-FUN departed from the Top
40 format in September 1967, it adopted
a format consisting of "Easy Listening"
music, along with some talk radio.
This format did little to increase the
station's stature and not long after it
morphed into an all-news station and in
1969 it adopted the new call letters
CKVN which signified "Voice of
News." The all-news format failed
to catch on with the listening public,
lasting only until the Spring of 1970
when the station decided to return to
Top 40, going head-to-head once more
with CKLG. This new effort was
headed by Fred Latremouille accompanied
by an initial lineup of well-known DJs
that included John Tanner, Hal Weaver,
Timothy Burge, Terry David Mulligan and
J.B. Shayne. But after 3 years, the
station continued to languish in the
ratings war. In January 1973, CKVN was
purchased by CHUM Limited of Toronto
and, with the influence of the new
parent company, by September of that
year the station regained its call
Presented here are the charts from the
few years when it was CKVN.