Tuesday, September 06, 2011

KFXM September 7, 1973

Gary Shannon-Weekends

Delta Dawn-Helen Reddy #1
New in the top ten
Saturday Night Is Alright For Fighting-Elton John #9
Half Breed-Cher #10
Highest debut
You Got Me Anyway-Sutherland Brothers & Quiver #26
In The Midnight Hour-Cross Country
Angie-Rolling Stones
John Denver at the Swing Auditorium
Ever wonder when KFXM started to play rock & roll music?  Under jock talk it states 1957.  I've heard 1956 before, but 1973 was closer to that time than 2011.


Anonymous said...

Funny how the proofreader keeps
putting ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY on cart.
That's an internal note to the jocks
and not part of title.
They can play the 45 or a longer
version on cart.
Listed this way on last few charts.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

PREVIOUSLY, K.F.X.M. was owned by the Don Lee organisation, operating as an affiliate for the former Mutual Broadcasting Network. Then, in the year 1956, Howard Tullis, advertising agency executive from Hollywood, purchased the station and, ostensibly, turned the radio programming into a Top-60 rock 'n' roll music format... and the rest is history.

Anonymous said...

KFXM played the hits 57-62.
Then it got interesting with
competition from KMEN.
62-66 would prove the best
years of IE radio.
The jocks, the contests, the
excitement created by competition.
Both stations were near a
financial breakdown by 1965.
Those can giveaways were not
cheap and some collaboration between
station managers came into play.
Or one station was going bankrupt
sooner or later.

Anonymous said...

car NOT can