CBC Television Network

Cross Canada Hit Parade

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1955 to 1960

Broadcast Medium: Television

The CBC adapted the formula of the U.S. musical variety series, Your Hit Parade, to produce its own weekly half-hour countdown of popular music. Each week, the regulars Wally Koster, Joyce Hahn, and Phyllis Marshall, Adam Timoon (l956-57), the vocal group the MCs (or the Emcees: Harry Harding, Ken Reaney, Iver MacIver, and Ken McRae), performed with an orchestra led by Bert Niosi.

 Produced by Stan Harris, with Peter MacFarlane for the l955 season, then with Drew Crossan, and written by Saul Ilson and John Aylesworth.  Alan and Blanche Lund choreographed the show.

Hosts: Austin Willis [1955-1958], Wally Koster [1958-59], Bill Walker [1959-60]

Aired weekly from October 1955 to 1960.

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2002