Before I crossed over to FM radio and album rock we had CKLW from Windsor, Ontario. They had different broadcast regulations (no FCC) and had a very strong signal. When I lived in Alabama I could pick up CK at night. which made me feel less homesick.

 Dave Shafer DJ CKLW

We had a couple of other channels like Keener 13 (no signal in Ann Arbor/Ypsi) and WAAM in Ann Arbor. But it was CKLW that we played non stop on our little transistor radios. Here is my list of my favorite TOP 40 songs from 1965-1969. In no particular order

1 Ode To Billie Joe, Bobby Gentry
2 On A Carousel, Hollies
3 Friday On My Mind, Easy Beats
4 Tell It Like It Is, Aaron Neville
5 Everlasting Love, Robert Knight
6 96 Tears, ? and The Mysterians
7 Lightning Strikes, Lou Christie
8 Kicks, Paul Revere and The Raiders
9 Sock It To Me Baby Mitch Ryder/Detroit Wheels
10 Don't Mess With Bill, Marvelettes
11 Cool Jerk, The Capitols
12 Pretty Ballerina Left Banke
13 Time Won't Let Me, Outsiders
14 Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Temptations
15 Homeward Bound, Simon and Garfunkel
16 Psychotic Reaction, Count Five
17 Message To Michael, Dionne Warwick
18 634-5789, Wilson Pickett
19 I Fought The Law, Bobby Fuller Four
20 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Mel Carter
21 Make Me Your Baby, Barbara Lewis
22 Catch Us If You Can, Dave Clark Five
23 Baby Don't Go, Sonny and Cher
24 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Animals
25 Outta Time, The Rolling Stones
26 Cry Like A Baby, Box Tops
27 The Look Of Love, Dusty Springfield
28 Reach Out Of The Darkness, Friend and Lover
29 Fire , Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
30 Stay In My Corner, Dells
31 I Thank You, Sam and Dave
32 Elenore, Turtles
33 Time Has Come Today, The Chambers Brothers
34 Hot Fun In The Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
35 Easy To Be Hard, Three Dog Night
36 Worst That Could Happen, Brooklyn Bridge
37 I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Gladys Knight and the Pips
38 Hooked On A Feeling, B.J. Thomas
39 Everybody's Talkin', Nilsson
40 Little Children, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas

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Jon Campbell said...

Nice4 job, Kim

Ken Sowinski said...

One of my fave albums, TDN live at The LA Forum

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