Tuesday, March 27, 2007

K/mentertainer March 25, 1967

As you can see The Monkees have become extremely popular. See what a lot of money The Monkees made in their concerts! Compare that to the millions top acts are taking in now. The prices of the tickets, probably 5, 6 or 7 dollars.

Blue's Theme still hanging on to the #1 spot. The only new song on this K/MEN survey that grabs me is Sunshine Girl-Parade. That is my pick for the week.
The highest new song in the top 10 Live by The Merry-Go-Round also one of my favorites.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag March 24, 1967

Sky Saxon & The Seeds make the cover of the Tiger Mag

#1 this week again Blues Theme-Arrows. This kept the Beatles out of the #1 position.

Highest debuts this week Let' Fall In Love-Peaches and Herb #20 and Somebody To Love-Jefferson Airplane #23

Friday, March 23, 2007

K/MEN Articles

When K/MEN put out their newspaper in 1966, besides the survey, DJ pictures and radio articles, they also puiblished stories about the hit makers at the time. These are a few from the end of 1966 Bob Dylan

Paul Revere

The Four Seasons

Thursday, March 22, 2007

More about the KFXM Jocks

Gary Marshall Jon Badeaux
Johnny Helm
Craig Denny

Danny Dare
Dick Lyons

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Another K/MEN Anniversary

KVCR Radio from San Bernardino Valley College sent K/MEN an 8th Birthday greeting that K/MEN published in their K/mentertainer #1 this week Let It Be-Beatles

1970 DJs Robert E. Walker, Dave McCormick, Mark Ford, Tommy Becker, Johnny Helm and Joe Angel

Sunday, March 18, 2007

K/mentertainer March 18, 1967

Once again the K/MEN balloon! Articles by the new K/MEN Robert E. Walker and Dave McCormick. No pictures and time slots yet, so we'll have to see who is still at the station. We know Johnny Darin and Bobby West are still here. Fred Kiml is also mentioned in an article.

#1 this week Blues Theme-The Arrows, same as on KFXM. I really like the top 10 this week. Almost every type of popular music at the time is represented. Even Acapulco Gold sneaked into the top 10

My picks this week. Buy For Me The Rain-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and MyBack Pages-Byrds

Saturday, March 17, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag March 17, 1967

Much better cover this week with Danny Dare, Al Barnett and the Orange Show Queen Suzanne Fromm. Danny Dare, also Harpers Bizarre
Bob Hope doing an interview with Sherman Mason.
Interesting in the Bits & Pieces section it mentions that the Beach Boys just completed recording their latest single "Heroes & Villians"
#1 Blues Theme and #2 Penny lane/Strawberry Fields Forever for the second week. Monkees at #11 with the highest debut. Nancy Sinatra has two songs in the top ten and a new song as a personal pick (Love Eyes) this week. My favorite new song of the week Sunshine Girl-Parade

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

45 rpm Music Box/Back Up

Here is what it looks like!

The "First" Single and A Rare Single

If you enjoy other entertainment besides Inland Empire radio, you can check out my other blog http://djsgone.blogspot.com/ I post my other interests besides radio there. This is my latest at the "Underground Vault..."

After collecting Superman comic books, I started to collect records. The first single I bought was appropriate. Batman Theme by Marketts. It was no longer on the charts, it was in the cheapie bin at Lyle's Record City. 39 cents plus tax. And yes, my name and initials went on the record and sleeve. Wipeout by The Surfaris on the Princess Label. Bought this in the last few years. I think I paid a quarter for it at a garage sale.

The Light-Music Box

1967 The Light had a hit on K/MEN and KFXM with Music Box. On KFXM it was a double sided hit. On the KFXM survey "Back Up" was listed as the flip side. Music Box hit #1 on K/MEN. On KFXM it made it to #2.

Monday, March 12, 2007

K/mentertainer March 11, 1967

Happy Together-Turtles #1 Blues Theme-Arrows debuts #4 in the top10. Favorites this week. Yellow Balloon, Break On Through-The Doors
Anyone remember the Rainy Daze song (#23). It didn't get too high on the charts.
Like the Nupepa?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

K/MEN's first

"Huckleberry" Chuck Clemans played the first record on K/MEN and it was Chip Chip by Gene McDaniels. The story I head was that they were supposed to chip away at KFXM's ratings. And they did.

KFXM Tiger Mag March 10, 1967

One of my least favorite Tiger Mag covers. Couldn't they have put a little more interesting picture on the cover?

2nd week on the survey Blue's Theme-Davie Allen & The Arrows. It stopped The Beatles from having another #1 song on KFXM. #28 Something Stupid-Nancy & Frank Sinatra Highest debut this week. My personal pick #40 Western Union-Five Americans.