Thursday, November 03, 2011

KFXM November 3, 1980

This survey is presented exactly as I received it, no call letters, and no back side.
Woman In Love-Barbra Streisand #1
New in the top ten
I'm Coming Out-Diana Ross #8
Highest debut
Love On The Rocks-Neil Diamond #19
also debuting
Turning Japanese-Vapors #20
FUTURE HITS
 (a feature of the survey returning after about 5 years)
Sometimes A Fantasy-Billy Joel
Hold On-Kansas
Hungry Heart-Bruce Springsteen
I Could Be Good For You-707

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How tragic the demise of the Tiger Tunesheets formerly published by K.F.X.M. What they had put out in the latter 1970's and 1980's was nothing more than a generic-looking, uninteresting item that is nothing more than a music listing.
All the inordinate flavor of KFXM's glory days are missing now!

Anonymous said...

Yes and even worse, only 5 years
till they play the last record.
Those QRK turntables get their
last spin. Musta been a sad
place inside when they called it
quits.

Was Al Anthony there to the end?
I know Tullis fired him but he
came back at the request of Mrs. Tullis.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

Al Anthony, Redux 2, stayed about managing KFXM/KDUO-FM for the late Howard Tullis' missus until the stations were sold to Henry Broadcasting Inc., after which the new property/licensee owner brought in their own management, programming and announcing staff personnel.

KFXM, 590 K.C. at 5000 watts daytime and 1000 watts nighttime (directional pattern), as an AM-broadcasting outlet and Top 30 popular music-programmed venue ceased to exist as we knew it...

later on down the line, the transmitter power (lowered) and tower radiating pattern (limited) all changed dramatically subsequent to further ownership transactions to this date.

Sadly, defunct KFXM's three former medium-wave antennas (once broadcasting tall and free in the olde Orange Show golf course along Fairway Drive) still stand, but on the property of a major automall dealership!

Anonymous said...

And so K.F.X.M.'s epitaph would read "A Great Rock 'n' Roll Top 40 Station
from 1957 to 1985", is that right?

Anonymous said...

What was the final date and time KFXM existed as we knew it?
Signoff date and time.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

If I recall correctly, Craig Powers may have performed the final disk jockey show prior to KFXM's demise in the spring of 1985. He could probably remember the exact time, date and last song that was played on the Inland Empire's then-venerable radio broadcasting pioneer from 1928.

Harley Davidson said...

"Turning Japanese" and "Sometimes A Fantasy" both added the same week. Too funny!

The Helmsman said...

Noticed "Another One Bites The Dust" on this survey. That could be said of ALL A.M. stations of that era. FM radio dominated the airways because of the superior sound of stereo. Fastforwarding to today, the question is: Can radio survive without DJ's, and I think the answer is YES. The future looks bleak for announcers. Glad we had great opportunities back in the 60's.

The Helmsman said...

Noticed "Another One Bites The Dust" on this survey. That could be said of ALL A.M. stations of that era. FM radio dominated the airways because of the superior sound of stereo. Fastforwarding to today, the question is: Can radio survive without DJ's, and I think the answer is YES. The future looks bleak for announcers. Glad we had great opportunities back in the 60's.

Johnny Helm said...

Sorry, the above comments were posted twice. Didn't know how to delete one of them. I'm a computer nerd. Forgive me.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

YER ABSOLUTELY RIGHT there, oh Helmsman!!!

what with modern computing, satellite, smartphone and C-Pad at everyone's disposal, the electromagnetic 'radiating' type of publick music dissemination (i.e., the radio broadcasting of popular musical recordings with or without the Disk Jockey/Announcer) has become entirely superfluous, unproductive (jobs-wise)and an anarchism in the 21st Century.

and so yes, long may we hail those of us who held down an honourable working career -- even for so brief a moment it seems now -- in the Control Room of our individual former stations of previous employment -- now left to be remembered our Glory Days via press clippings, poop sheets, airchecks and memories.

S-A-L-U-T-E, all the great (and not-so) American Dee Jays from the Golden Era of Rock 'n' Roll/ Top 100-60-50-40-30-whatever Popular Music AM-Radio, yes?

Anonymous said...

You're forgiven, Johnny.
Many a Baby Boomer still remains
in the Geek Squad despite our earlier years of acclimation to the electronics technological environment we grew up in.

best wishes,

Nerdly.

Anonymous said...

KFXM was never 5000 watts daytime; 1000 watts both day and night, 2 different patterns...

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

AH, yes, a slip of the cogs! to be sure i sometimes confuse KF's transmitter status with that of K/men's... having slept next to the latter's broadcasting equipment a night or two (or more), visions of 129's warm comforting 5000 wattage
can adle me mind, so please pardon the error, thank you.