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John Worthington


I began my broadcasting career in 1946 as the junior announcer at CFQC in Saskatoon. I came to CKUA in 1949, when it was a small and strictly local radio station operated by Alberta Government Telephones. As an employee of AGT, I was successively announcer, chief announcer, program director and, for 19 years, manager. In 1974, when the operation of the station was assumed by The Alberta Educational Communications Corporation, I became general manager of broadcast operations and moved through the positions of general manager of operations and executive officer.

Also in 1974, The Old-disc Jockey became part of my life, when the then-host of the program left Edmonton. Initially, I was a temporary fill-in while the station looked for a permanent host, but that permanent host just never materialized and I had a permanent hobby! I was honoured to be asked to temporarily resume the helm of the station during the outpouring of public support that led to CKUAís rebirth after its former masters shut it down in 1997.

Records and the big bands have always been one of my interests, going back to my teen years. Lately, I have also become interested in the marvellous restoration of old records thatís possible these days with dedicated computer software, and some of my efforts in that direction can be heard on the program.

Now long retired and into my 80s, I still love the old music and the old records but, most of all, I love being the Old-disc Jockey!



Happy Birthday!

Our beloved Old-disc Jockey celebrates his birthday on Saturday July 27. John Worthington was born 4 months before CKUA was born.

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John Worthington in the CKUA Studio, 1970

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John Worthington on air, 1950


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