Wednesday, May 17, 2006
KFXM "Fabulous 59" & K/MEN-DOUS TEN Surveys
The radio station that played the top hits of the day, usually published a survey listing those hits, along with the names of the DJs and station's activity, with a few ads thrown in. KFXM and KMEN printed their surveys. What you see here is the way each started out. The earliest KFXM I have seen April 18-24, 1959 (anyone seen an earlier one?) and KMEN 1st survey March 30, 1962, the month KMEN came into existence.
The surveys included the listing of the top hits of the week. KFXM "Fabulous 59" and K/MEN-DOUS TEN.
The KFXM DJs were Lyle Kilgore, Gary Price, Ed "The Batman" Thomas, Ron Garner, Dale Ware, Cliff "Dimples" Cox. The number one song was Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) by The Impalas.
The KMEN DJs Chuck Clemans, Donn Tyler, Andy West, Bill Watson, Brian Lord, DeanWebber, George Babcock, Jim Markham, Gary Price. The number one song was Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares
Gary Price is the common factor in this two surveys.