VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It was just 24 years ago, Rogers launched an all-news radio in Vancouver with NEWS 1130.
Just before 8:00 a.m. Feb. 8, 1996, listeners heard the closing strains of Ray Price’s “For The Good Times” fading into the clackety-clack sound of a newsroom teletype machine.
Then, News Director Tom Mark turned on the microphone to read the first newscast of the newly-launched NEWS 1130.
On the air that morning were news anchors Tom Mark and Terri Theodore, Bruce Williams in Traffic, Garry Raible in Sports, and Russell Byth in the Business Centre.
The stories in the news that day included: flooding in Oregon and scientists finding evidence suggesting CFCs are damaging the Earth’s ozone layer.
And in Sports, the Vancouver Canucks lost 5-3 to the visiting Hartford Whalers.
It was 24 years ago today: All News Radio CKWX @NEWS1130 signed on for the first time! Here is my look back from when we celebrated our 20th anniversary — with the help of founding GM @chuckmccoyradi and original ND @TomMarknews. Here's to many more! https://t.co/cJ1jpi0Vdq pic.twitter.com/QIxiyZf16P
— John Ackermann (@jackermann) February 8, 2020
Twenty-four years later, NEWS 1130 is still going strong: on-air, online, and in perfect clarity at 96.9 FM, HD2.
And the rest, as they say, is history.