Tuesday, May 16, 2006

To begin KFXM and K/MEN

Just a beginning. This will be about radio stations KFXM and KMEN in San Bernardino, California. Top40 radio of the 60's, 70's and even the 80's. More to come!

What you see here are radio station stickers from the 60's. More info and pictures to come.


BiLL Earl said...

hi doug
WOW! what a great blogsite...PLEASE keep displaying surveys and DJ pix!! i have some requests: please display the two all-orange paper KFXM tiger mags that i have never seen but heard of..they are supposedly the first two from 1965...be sure you display the back cover with DJs..another request: any KMEN folders with mark ford on it..the FIRST mark ford from 1962??? any pics of dave fransen from the BACK of those survey strips from KFXM, like the others you displayed? or huntley? boyd? i know they were on the folders but were they on strips before on the back? your site rocks!! Bill (Rosemead CA)

Anonymous said...

Great site. Grew up in San Diego and of course a ton of KMEN and KFXM jocks ended up at KCBQ,KGB or KDEO. Huckleberry was huge both at KCBQ and many years later at KGB.
Question: Who came up with the unique Tiger survery look for KFXM, whcih Tullis & Hearne adopted for KDEO and KAFY as well?

KFXM Tiger Radio & K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...

First off Thank you Bill for the compliments!

Now answers-no other pictures on the back of the KFXM surveys of any of the other DJs. Don't have all the surveys, but I have no other pictures on the back.

I have one of the Orange Tiger Mags, I'll post that soon. I will also post Mark Ford picture on a survey.

Don't have any idea who came up with the Tiger Survey look. Maybe someone out there knows. Where did it begin?

BiLL Earl said...

ooops! i goofed..my request was posting a survey from JULY 1962 that featured a guy 9-midnight named "don barter" or "don barber" or something like that..i thought it was "mark ford" but it was another guy...this guy i recall looked like "the fifth" FOUR SEASON.

John Bunnell said...

Here's your answer for the "Tiger" theme was origionally from the fact that one of the salesmen, Al Barnett had exotic animals that eventually included a baby bengal tiger who he named, "Jocko". I'm almost sure that why his tiger evolved into the "Tiger Radio" This animal thing started a series of promo stunts that I'll explain more in detail later!

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Anonymous said...

As a fellow fan of KMEN/KFXM who grew up in the Inland Empire and graduated from high school at the end of the 1960's I can say this site just blows my mind, it's great. I can't wait to see more.

John C.

Anonymous said...

The #25 song on the KFXM survey from 4/18/59 is "If I'm A Fool" by Tony Penn.
He still sings it now and then here in the San Bernardino area with the local band "The Classics".

almx said...

many thanks, just received a picture of me and my Tiger from Dave Van Buren. I sure looked young. Many thanks

Anonymous said...

Back in 1966-68, I played in a band called the Almost. We practiced in the back of Lier's Music on E St. We played at The Swing Auditorium when they would have Battle of the Bands concerts. K-MEN was the station we listened to.