CKGW WAS TORONTO’S RADIO VOICE OF A FAMOUS DISTILLERY DURING PROHIBITION

ckgw1 With studios in the King Edward Hotel and transmitters in Bowmanville, CKGW was the radio voice of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery.  It was on-air in the 1920’s and 30’s, coinciding with the US Prohibition era.  <PHOTOS – City of Toronto Archives>

ckgw2FULL DISCLOSURE: While the United States was under strict alcohol control around this time, TORONTO was busy making excellent booze in the Distillery District, and shipping it across the border.

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