Nostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative
Not for Profit Community Service Radio
CJNU Nostalgia Radio features easy listening music from a wide variety of musical genres. The core of our programming is popular hits from the 1940s through the '70s, but we also offer a generous sprinkling of light jazz favourites, big band music, classic country selections by artists such as Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves, as well as a few light classics. We also go beyond music every day with features such as Radio Classics, programs from radio's Golden Era heard Sunday through Friday evenings at 9:00 - The Original Big Band Showcase with Denny Farrell Sundays at 4:00 and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 - and Boomertown, the program for Baby Boomers heard Saturday mornings at 8:00. Click here for more details of all our feature programs.
In 1958, Perez Prado received one of the first gold records awarded by the Record Industry Association after his single, "Patricia" sold over one million copies. In 1969, Andy Williams received a gold record for the album "Happy Heart". Top selling records at this time in 1957 included "Love Letters in the Sand", Pat Boone - "Tammy", Debbie Reynolds - "Whispering Bells", The Dell-Vikings - and "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear", Elvis Presley. People born this week include Kenny Rogers, August 21, 1938 - and August 23, 1912, Gene Kelly.
...when Life was a popular weekly news magazine? It was a weekly from 1883 to 1972, and continued periodically or monthly until 2000. And yes, that's Ricky Nelson on the cover of this December 1, 1958 edition, which sold for only 25 cents.
Saturday evenings from 9:00 to 11:00, Shake Rattle Showtime with Steve Mitchell brings you two hours of the sounds and music from the early days of rock 'n roll and fascinating interviews with the artists who created and performed the hits, giveaways, and more.
Tune in Sunday through Friday at 9:00 p.m. for old time radio. Monday is Drama Night - Tuesdays Westerns - Wednesday Comedy - Thursdays Suspense - Fridays is Variety Night - while Sundays it's Jack Benny plus a musical variety program.
A membership in Nostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative is just $40 for the first year, $25 in subsequent years. Besides helping keep us on the air, you'll receive updates on happenings at CJNU, a vote at members' meetings, and an invitation to special events. Apply Now