Saturday, July 22, 2006

K/MEN 1982 Reunion

Group picture from the 1982- 20 Year K/MEN reunion at Perris Hill Bowl in San Bernardino. Someone asked for a picture of Doug DeRoo. Bottom row 1st on the left. Can't name everyone in the picture, but below are a few names. Top row Chuck Marquiss, Bruce Chandler, Johnny Helm, Doug Collins, #8Ted Ziegenbusch
Bottom row Doug DeRoo, 3rd Brian Lord, 4th Hucleberry, (6th William F Williams??) 7th Buddy Budnik, Wes Westphal

From the same issue the current K/MEN lineup in 1982

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about the history of any DJ women on the air at KFXM or KMEN?
Were there ever any? I listened from the early 60's until the mid 70's and I don't recall any. What the scoop on the inland empire ladies of radio (if any)?

Anonymous said...

Yes, there was 1 in late
1974 at KFXM.
Birdie Bush.

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

There was also Lacy Kendall, but I don't know exactly when. Lacy last I heard is on KCAL-FM

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

Lacy was at K/MEN

Anonymous said...

So was "Birdie Bush" a real name or more likely a DJ handle. I can kind of guess at the reasons for a female DJ handle like that. Does anyone have any specific insights in how it came about???

Anonymous said...

Yes, Birdie Bush was her name
before going on KFXM. Birdie was
a nick name for her real name.
Bush was an actual last name.
Al or Tullis & Hearne Wanted a woman on the air.
She had experience in Radio and
Al tried her. I don't know how
long it lasted--a couple of months
maybe. I don't think the guys
at the station were ready for
a lady on the air. It was still
a manly world to be a DJ on a rock AM
station. This is late 1974.

Anonymous said...

I think Birdie was the sister of former KFXM "Tiger Tot" and future DJ Miles Bush. Both of whom went through the San Bernardino Valley College Telecommunications Department with yours truly.
Armando From Colton

Anonymous said...

Yes! Birdie Bush was the first Lady Rock Jock on Tiger Radio 59 KFXM when her brother Miles Bush helped her make the"Air Check Tape" needed to be hired by Al Anthony. She left San Bernardino for St. Louis, MO and then back to do many Voice Overs in LA radio production, married former KFXM morning man "Don Elliot" when he was working at KROQ and she did some radio spots on KIIS-FM. Brother Miles Bush also worked in St. Louis, Mo doing radio and TV production engineering for KXOK, KATZ,KSD-Radio & TV, WIL and KMOX Radio. He moved back to LA to do radio engineering and production at KLAC, KMET and then over to KFWB All News production.

Angela said...

My dad is Chuck Marquiss. :) He passed away in 1998, but I remember him working at KMEN back when I was a little girl... I was thinking about him tonight and decided to Google him & see if anything came up. These pictures made me smile. :) Thanks for posting them...
Angela