Tuesday, June 20, 2006

KMEN pictures

These are KMEN surveys from May and June 1972. The last pictures of the KMEN on surveys. On the motorcycles are Mark Ford (he's still there!) Brother Bill McKinney, Buddy Scott and Jim Quinn. I assume the guy in the background was the winner of the contest. These surveys are sleeves for 45 rpm records. The surveys on one side and pictures on the other. You could slip a record inside. The survey with Dusty Morgan 6/9/72, there was one more 6/16/72 which was the last one of this type, but no pictures of any jocks. Dusty had the last picture that was published on a regular survey from KMEN. September 29, 1972 a new survey started, but no news, no pictures and no jock listings. That lastest until August 10, 1973. Were there any after that? I don't know.

The cartoon appears to be the KMEN headed home with Quinn, Dusty Morgan, Gene Lane, Buddy Scott. Also the only mention of Ted Ziegenbusch as Zig the Fish(prophetic). I'm not sure who Kelly the fish is. Anybody? Anybody? From the last post. Hopefully this picture can be enlarged, unlike the last one.


bob harlow said...

Hey Doug,
Do you have any surveys or pics
of Doug De Roo or Ken Levine/(Stevens aka Beaver Cleaver)?

Also would it be possible for you
to start posting front and back of every K/MEN survey in order starting the first one in '62?

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

No Doug DeRoo or Ken Levine. They wee probably after 1973. There was an anniversary K/Mentertainer in 1982 that Doug might be in, in a group picture. I only have a photocopy I'll find that and post it.

Good idea to post the surveys, but I don't have them all. I may at a future date start posting what I have. I posted the first KMEN survey in May, if you didn't see it. Doug

BiLL Earl said...

hi doug

can you post the K/MENtertainer that first pictured Harry Scarborough along w/ the other guys that were there w/ him?

BiLL :)

Debbie said...

I saw a car on the 91 freeway at this morning with the license plate "KMEN DJ." It was a man with a beard, 60-something years old. Got any idea who that might be? Got any recent pics of the DJs?


Remy said...

Wow, a blast from the past! I too would love to see any archived pictures of Harry Scarborough.

Keep on truckin'!

Ted Ziegenbusch said...

Kelly (the other fish) in the cartoon picture was Frank Kelly, our chief engineer and occasional weekender. I just found your site, thanks to a friend's email. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Ted Ziegenbusch
KOST 103.5/Los Angeles
(formerly "Zig" or Ted Ziegenbusch at K/men 1968-73, "Ziggy in the Morning" on KCAL-FM 1973-80).

Frank said...

Frank Kelly the fish here. As Ted mentioned I did weekends, fill-in and was the head technical sparky at KMEN in the early 70s. I even drew that picture of the K-MEN in the boat. If you look in the bottom right corner you'll see my ham-radio callsign WB6CWN.

We sure had fun in those days. I can still remember the layout of the control room and production studios in what Scooter Seagraves called the "Cow Pasture Communications Complex".

Just playing the hits.....

Rex said...


My name is Rex Ramsey. I DJ'd for KFXM and KMEN from 1973-1975. I had the 11PM -3AM shift M-f, on KFMM.

Do you have any surveys or items that reference me. If so I'd love to get some cpies if possible.

I live in Highland now.

My email is rexier@yahoo.com.

Nice Blog you have here!


Anonymous said...

I remember a contest where the DJ stayed awake for something like 11 or 12 days, and I'm wanting to think it was on station KMEN. This would have been around 1966 or thereabouts. As I recall it was live in San Bernardino on site. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

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

1966 is right. Chuck Christiansen stayed awake for I don't know how many hours. I will see if I can find the information, and put up a post about it.

Bruce Bonner said...

Could there have been two Mike Ford's at KMEN? One in 1962 and one later on in the 70's.

Bruce Bonner said...

I should have said were there two Mike Ford's at KMEN. One in 1962 and one later in the 60's to the 70's.