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CJOR Radio - 2/4 Kimball
Vancouver, B.C.
 
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Announcer at CJOR, date unknown
According to the Junchen opus lists, CJOR had a 2/4 Kimball, install date unknown. The organ's original theatre home, if any, and current status are unknown.
 
Jerry van der Pol of Shoreline, WA writes: "I am quite sure that the CJOR organ was sold to the First Christian Reformed Church of Vancouver BC. I played it for a choral concert in the early 1960's and was told it was from a radio station. I believe it was about four ranks and the console was attached to the pipes similar to a Moller Artiste. The organ was replaced in the 1970's by a Johannes and now by an Allen."
 
Move of the CJOR organ to Vancouver's First Christian Reformed Church is confirmed by the PSTOS Bill Bunch/ Eugene Nye records. A video titled "Our Story" on the First Christian Reformed Church website mentions that the church broadcast its services on CJOR in the 1940's, indicating that the church was affiliated with CJOR in some way.
 
The PSTOS Bill Bunch/Eugene Nye records go on to mention that the 2/4 Robert-Morton organ originally installed in Powell River's Patricia Theatre was also moved to the church and added to the Kimball. The combined instrument was later removed and installed in a residence, location unspecified.
 

CJOR studio, c.1940, image courtesy bcradiohistory.com
 

CJOR signage, c.1940s, image courtesy bcradiohistory.com
 
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Vintage 1920's CJOR station microphone posted to the eBay Internet auction site, October 2019. Seller was listed in Port Coquitlam, BC.


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