Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The New K/MEN

November 1976. Trying something new and hoping to repeat history. The same type of promotion that led to the success of K/MEN in 1962. Contests news coverage and the K/MEN MONEY VAN. The new K/MEN! Jim Zippo (coming over from KFXM) Scott Taylor, Mike Matthews (also from KFXM)
Greg Roberts, Gary Shannon, Wayne Carlson and Chuck Johnson on weekends.
also a couple of the 1960's K/MEN Johnny Helm and Bobby Otis on weekends
Novembr 1976


Anonymous said...

Was this a try at reviving
KMEN? Was it back to Rock
or playing latest hits--without
the hard rock punch?
Mostly disco?

Hey Gary Shannon was also
from KFXM. I remember
him there

IE radio fan

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

They were defintely trying to revive the station. If I remember correctly, they were playing top 40, a little of everything, but maybe not so much disco. Probably a playlist similar to KFXM. They didn't publish a survey/playlist in 1976 so I don't know exactly what they were playing.
Anyone out there have an answer, or even a playlist or an aircheck from 1976/1977?

Anonymous said...

In the Spring of 1974 KMEN went soft.
They even refused to play
TSOP by MFSB because it
was "too repetitive musically" for their
new format.
"Doo doo doo doo doo's
time to get down...doo doo doo
doo doo doo.....etc"
Guess they
were looking beyond
teenie boppers.

IE radio fan

K/men Tim said...

You should tell the whole story about the KFXM MotherLode Rock. You've got a nice picture there. I can step into my back yard and see the real McCoy.

Harley Davidson said...

I remember the night I stubbed my toe on the MotherLode rock. That's how I knew it was there. Whoops, that's pretty much the story. I hope I didn't give too much away.