Wednesday, September 30, 2009

KFXM September 30, 1960

A Million To One-Jimmy Charles #1 Again?? This was the 4th week at #1. Only made it to #5 nationally.
Highest debut Don't Be Cruel-Bill Black's Combo #32 New
A Thousand Stars-Kathy Young & The Innocents
On My Knees-Charlie Rich
Rockin' Rocket-Jimmy Nelis & The Counts (from Rialto)
How about Summer's Gone by Paul Ankle?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see RAT RACE in the top 10.
Yet it was never heard from
again as an oldie after
it left the charts.
Not all POP hits are still
popular after being big hits.

Gonna check if KFXM-FM, Lancaster,
plays it. What I like about that
station is some of the obscure
stuff they play.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

good point, Anony said, about listening to Lanacaster's FM'er KFXM for the few (but well remembered) obscure recorded pop hits NEVER played anywhere else on to-day's ultra-homogenised radio broadcasting monopoly!
is this not a sad commentary on
how our own American government has given over the AM & FM radio airwaves into the hands of an ever-increasingly small minority of transworld, mega-corporate special interests who have no desire to ever return radio to local ownership, programming and employment for "the publick good"?
for those of us who worked in broadcasting circles when it last existed almost independently, the loss of genuine local-talent/community-oriented radio media ought to be considered an outrage!

Anonymous said...

KFXM-FM on the internet is
wonderful. Maybe someday
they will add metadata and we
can see what's playing.
99.7% of the time, I know the tunes.
There's that rare one here and
there I have never heard.
Especially hard to figure out
if it's instrumental.
With lyrics, google comes
in handy.
BUT, if you call Saturday
mornings, BOB, who I think owns
the station, can usually tell you
what it is, if you can somehow
verbalise the tune.

By the way, love those original
KFXM jingles. How'd they do that?
I mean rights to them.
Tullis & Hearne are turning over
in their ethernet graves.
Guess copyrights ran out long ago.
These jingles are 45 years after they first
aired.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

thank you for the great message about getting the best out of listening to the Lancaster retro-version of KFXM on the Net...
i sure wish the average citizen would be as well-informed as this One is about the use of intellectual concepts such as old radio jingles used for modern-day online activities!
as long as the use is NOT for profit-making purposes and is for educational, infomational, cultural, publick service, etc. in the current circumstance, there is NO real problem, legal or otherwise, with the usage of such materials. People ought to read up and get fully informed about the exemptions provided for in U.S. Copyright Law which allows for older intellectual concepts to be freely used by non-profit individuals and entities.

Anonymous said...

Got the explanation about rights.
BUT you're tellimg me KFXM-FM, 100-watt station in nearby Lancaster,
is NON PROFIT? How does Bob keep it
running? He has expenses.
None of which is Bob or Johnny Helm.
Ok, Lucy, Splain this... :)

Lord Darth Sidious said...

ya know, Anony, there is an uncertainty about whether or not you are pulling my foot about this subject! if you are in need of a basic education about the primary differences between profit-MAKING and NON-profit business structures -- especially as they relate to broadcasting, i suggest you simply get busy and learn for yourself from the Internet or take a course at your local community college. FYI: i learned this stuff way back in high school Economics class, so where were you?
BTW: KFXM-LP radio station is owned by THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE PRESERVATION & CULTIVATION OF RADIO which accepts DONATIONS...
by this criteria, can you figure out if this enterprise is NOT-FOR-PROFIT???

Anonymous said...

No, not pulling your strings.
I didn't know the full owner
of the station. I just figured
it was Bob's.

Don't have the time to delve
into copyright law. This is
not that important to me.
I made a comment and it need not
be exploited further.

I don't have to know the full
Constitution to make some innocent
remarks about it. If something
is really important and makes
or breaks my happiness, I will
research it. This copyright
stuff is irrelevent to life
in the universe.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

no harm done, Anony, and thanks for the clarification of your original request... it was just when you mentioned the "Ok, Lucy, Splain this... " comment that i began to wonder -- for you see, my own sister just happens to use that exact same expression which does not get her any mileage with me.
anyway, i hope the info provided thus far was helpful to you; and i DO like your take on life and the relative importance of things in the universe-at-large. now that's a pretty cool philosophy in my book!