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Noel McNaughton’s Eight CKUA Decades

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Do you have a story about you and CKUA that you’d like to share with us? Please let us know by writing us. We’d love to feature it! What do such stories look like? Well, here’s one by longtime listener, Noel McNaughton. 

My first recollection of listening to CKUA was in about 1948 (I was born in 1945).

We had a big cabinet radio whose tubes needed to be warmed up before we could listen. It was powered by a car battery.

I don’t remember all the programs my folks listened to, but The Goon Show was one of them. I didn’t understand much of what was said, but realized it was humorous in some wacky kind of way.

My folks also listened mostly to jazz, opera and classical music, some of which was on CKUA. During my university years I listened to The House of Runge, and Bill Coull’s show (I can’t remember the name of it, but it might have been Music for Moderns).

CKUA is my go-to station, whether in my woodworking shop or my car. I have enjoyed it for 70+ years and am not about to stop.

Noel McNaughton

Thanks again for telling us this wonderful story about you and CKUA, Noel!

Please email us if you would like to share your own CKUA story with our community!