Friday, December 19, 2008

KFXM and K/men December 18-19, 1970

Toys For Tots with Johnny Helm as Santa I believe the only actual picture of Frank Kelly to appear in a K/mentertainer. If there are more I haven't seen them!
#1 My Sweet Lord-George Harrison #2 One Less Bell To Answer-Fifth Dimension The same on both surveys
Highest debut on K/men Born To Wander-Rare Earth
For the first time in a long time the daily lineup on K/men Jim Quinn Dave McCormick Mark Ford Johnny Helm Bruce Chandler Joe Angel
I Really Don't Want To know-Elvis Presley
Have You ever Seen The Rain-Creedence Clearwater Revival

For your viewing pleasure a closeup of the holiday autographs from KFXM

Highest debut 1900 Yesterday-Liz Damon's Oriental Express #21
Future Hits
Watching Scotty Grow-Bobby Goldsboro
Mr. Bojangles-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Canned Heat and Southwind will be the first concert of 1971 at the Swing Auditorium

1 comment:

Bill Earl said...

I haven't seen this issue brought up yet, but in a medium that stressed younger guys in 1970, wasn't it unusual that KMEN would hire a middle-aged guy, Jim Quinn, to take over Robert E. Walker's morning show? He really looked out of place on a teen station. (Of course, so did the much older Charlie Walters at KFXM, but he was never in the high profile morning drive position as the older Quinn.) Any stories on just HOW KMEN picked Quinn (who looked like a teen's DAD) over the usual crop of pompodored pretty boy jocks that were the "draw" to especially teenage girls at that time? Doug? Johnny Helm? Any opinion from you guys on the so called "age issue"?