Share This Post Toronto CFTR Flips From Top 40 To News Previous Format: Top 40 New Format: News “680 News” Date & Time Of Change: June 7, 1993 at 6:00am More Info: CFTR, Wikipedia Aircheck Courtesy Of CFTR //formatchange.com/audio/670.mp3 680 News 680 Toronto Canada CFTR CHR News Toronto Share This Post 3 Comments Handy Andy June 8, 2013, 5:00 am Actually, they didn’t just stop the top 40, then play built this city, as it may seem. They did a week of “The CFTR story” counting down the top songs of the past 20 something years. The countdown actually went into repeat mode. Once or twice. There was not enough time for the last round of the “encore presentation” countdown to finish, so they cut it short, allowing song number…??? to be the last song just before 6am when 680 offically went all news. That’s how We built this city got to be the last song ever played on CFTR. It wasn’t really song number one of the CFTR story, and I honestly do not know what the TRUE last song was before they decided to launch “The CFTR story”… Reply Alex July 2, 2013, 10:22 pm I looked into it a bit more, and it turns out Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” was the #1 song. Reply Chris July 7, 2016, 1:53 am “…never been available in this city or in this country before…” So what was CKO, chopped liver? Neat to hear former CKLW newsman Dick Smyth as the first voice on the new format. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentYou may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.