Monday, March 17, 2008

KFXM and K/MEN 45 Years Ago March 15, 1963

#1 on both The End Of The World-Skeeter Davis
Highest debut on KFXM On Broadway-Drifters at #29
KFXM claiming to be #1 by a wide margin by a Pulse ratings survey. It's been a year, why wasn't K/MEN #1?

The biggest jump into the top ten on both surveys is Puff-Peter, Paul & Mary
Wax To Watch
How about Seagrams by The Viceroys?
Boss Strikes Back-The Rumblers, does it sound like Boss?
Honorable K/mention
Anyone ever hear Music City-Pleasures
He's A Bad Boy-Carole King making its debut
The other side of the K/men survey is the same as last weeks.


Anonymous said...

Yep, I remember MUSIC CITY by
the Pleasures. I liked it.
I have the 45. Thanks for
the reminder. I'll go pull it
and play it.
Not a big hit but loved it anyway.

Anonymous said...

I thought that the K/MEN claim was that K/MEN beat KFXM in just a matter of weeks after they signed on?

If they were still behind KFXM a year in, did they ever actually beat KFXM? Or was Really #1 Radio just an unfounded claim (we couldn't say it on television--or the survey--if it wasn't true!)

Anonymous said...

I think "Seagrams" by The Viceroys
is the flip side of "Granny's Pad" , a cool surf/garage sound from the North West.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any actual ratings info from 1962-1970 as to how KFXM and KMEN did against each other?

Anonymous said...

K/men started REALLY kicking KFXM's behind AFTER KFXM fired all the jocks in late '63.

1964 saw K/men run away with the Pulse numbers.

Up until the 4th quarter of 1963, KFXM still held their own.