Welcome to CKSO.com Project
In Memory of Eileen Forbom
(1930 - 2016)
We offer our deepest condolence to the family of Eileen Forbom who passed away on December 31, 2016, age 86 years.
Eileen was a trail blazer having retired from CKSO/CIGM after 38 years as the first female General Manager. Although she was born in Oshawa, she grew up in Scotland. She moved to Sudbury at the young age of 17. She joined CKSO in 1948, and then married in 1953.
Eileen wore many hats in her lifetime. She was a member of the Economic Council of Canada, the Chamber of Commerce, a board member at Sudbury General Hospital and helped start Canadore College. As a youth she was a highland dancer. She always harboured a passion for Scotland and for its famous poet Robbie Burns. She was also a skilled leather worker, gardener, avid canoeist. She loved traveling to Hawaii over the years and also loved the time spent at Penage.
She will be missed. There is more information here:
Photo of promotional ashtray to celebrate the arrival of colour broadcasting, contributed by Robert McBride!
WELCOME!! We're still doing a lot of work under the hood, so to speak. This site still in its pre-official launch stage, but please feel free and welcome to look around. We're changing the navigation logic to make it easier to find things, and more content is being added at this time. Watch for some exciting milestones this summer and fall of 2015! Thank You!!
Thank You as well to the many folks who have contributed content. It is all being processed and added. It has become an overwhelming but enjoyable task. We'd love to hear from you if you would like to share anything in the way of stories, memories, photographs, audio and video. See the Contact Page for your contact options, and thank you in advance!!
Another Heads-Up! Prior to our official launch, we welcome you to look around this site. You may from time to time click on a link which requires a Guest LogIn. These particular pages are under construction and/or are being reserved for the grand launch coming soon!
NEWS ALERT! With such a tremendous amount of gratitude toward the Canadian Communications Foundation, we have been granted the privilege of providing rare video on the Story of CKSO TV! We'll see and hear from the people who were there. We'll witness the construction of the building, and we'll learn of the vision and dedication of those who were successful in making CKSO TV the first privately owned television station in Canada, beating out such markets as London, Ontario. This special video presentation is being held in honour of our grand launch coming soon!