Tuesday, January 18, 2011

KFXM January 19, 1962

Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandler #1
New in the top 10
Patti-Ann-Johnny Crawford #5
When I Fall In Love-Lettermen #9
Highest debut
Baby, It's You-Shirelles #31
She Can't Find Her Keys-Paul Peterson
Drums Are My Beat-Sandy Nelson
Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel
My Baby's A Stranger-Tony Orlando
Love Letters-Kitty Lester
To Know Him Is To Love Him-Nancy Sinatra (A long time before Boots!)
Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke

Announcing KFXM's new sister station KDUO from 6 am to midnight of FM 97.5


Anonymous said...

"Announcing KFXM's new sister station KDUO from 6 am to midnight of FM 97.5":

Interesting announcement!

However, it seems this survey issue (dated January 1962) begs to differ from another factoid published in the Tiger Mag (Vol. 5 - No. 45) on November 15, 1968 which stated,

"...In late 1961 KFXM Broadcasting Company acquired KDUO Stereo FM in order to provide an even wider range of service to Southland residents."

The most likely scenario was, during the last few months of 1961, KDUO was in the process of having its company ownership AND station license being transferred over to Howard Tullis and John Hearne Broadcasters from the prior owner. This legal process -- also involving a bureaucratic Federal Communications Commission probably did not become officially KFXM's "sister station" until about 1 January 1962, a popular date for major business transactions involving radio/TV property changes.

Does anyone remember,

"KDUO FM/in the foreground/97.5 mcs...soothes and scintillates with lush stereo sounds 24 hours a day at 97.5, the center aisle of your FM dial. It's class with a capital "C", quality with a capital "Q". It's love with the zing of a string, warmth with the wail of a horn, sex from the soul of a sax... Free!! Dial and smile.. KDUO-FM, 97.5" (from Tiger Mag issue Vol.6 - No.5 published 31 January 1969)???

BTW, the original San Bernardino radio station transmitting at 97.5 MHz signed on in 1959 under the call letters of KDUO, airing religious programming! The KDUO call letters were used as it is the acronym for the phrase, "D o U nto O thers...".

Anonymous said...

How does it differ? Late 1961
(like december) This survey was put together and sent to the printer a few days before the date
of Jan 12. It might have been on a couple of weeks before that.

Anonymous said...

When AM went going downhill in the
early 80s, why didn't KDUO become
KFXM-FM? It was a natural
transition to continue 590 on

What happened to stop this?
Everyone else was going that way.

Anonymous said...

What label is this Nancy Sinatra
tune? Don't think REPRISE label
was out yet. Maybe it was. Mr. Sinatra owned
a large part of it.

Earliest I remember Reprise was
around Summer 1962. Not that far
from Nancy being on it with this

Anybody know??

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

looked it up in a record price guide. Reprise 20045

Anonymous said...

"...why didn't KDUO become
KFXM-FM? It was a natural
transition to continue 590 on

Apparently, Henry Broadcasting missed the boat on this trend and it cost them a major loss of potential earnings in their corporate balance sheet. Henry's short-sighted programming outlook, on then-current radio market transitions, outpaced them ratings-wise during the period when Baby Boomer pop/rock oldies music formats were being shifted wholesale to the FM dial.

Such was the loss to the Inland Empire when KFXM signed-off forever from its 590 KHz AM Radio frequency.

Anonymous said...

In the 1950's there was a KFXM-FM on 95.1 for a time. It went dark for many years prior to the 1970's as it returned initially as KQLH (now KFRG). For the exact dates of all of this check out David Gleason's site of Broadcasting Magazine's yearbooks. Jonny Bruce

Anonymous said...

"check out David Gleason's site of Broadcasting Magazine's yearbooks."

superb wealth of radio broadcasting history information found there!
thanks, Jonny B.

Anonymous said...

KDUO should have gone A/C and there was much discussion among staff and sales. Ownership was only concerned with the next Arbitron book, and they ended up wasting a powerful FM signal and a great AM signal with much heritage.