Thursday, January 19, 2012

KFXM January 19, 1981

The Tide Is High-Blondie #1
New in the top ten
Tell It Like It Is-Heart #8
Celebration-Kool & The Gang #9
Hey 19-Steely Dan #10
Highest debut
Sorry, there isn't a debut on the top 30 this week
Future Hits
The Best Of Times-Styx
Flash-Queen
Kiss On My List-Daryl Hall & John Oates
Do It In The Name Of Love-Sid Herring
The 1980s with interest rates from 18-20% and K-Kars

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that usually few comments occur when the station survey(s) posted is/are after the mid 1970's. I guess that reflects the decline in the role of AM radio(or maybe the audience of this blog discovered the distractions provided by women by that time).

Regardless, the later surveys are still interesting to see what I "missed" while I was involved with other things.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...
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Lord Darth Rageous! said...

yes, i agree with Anonymous' comments that, while bemoaning the gradual downgrade of the intrinsic quality of the KFXM tune sheets, at the very least we can all see what was happening music-wise on that post-Tiger Radio station.

for sure, "the decline in the role of AM radio" during that period was mainly due to the successes of proliferated FM outlets broadcasting better music quality while offering MORE listener choices, and also because of the emerging multi-media technology which would eventually allow vast offerings for obtaining personal music preferences sans AM and FM radio broadcasting (e.g., the Walkman, the personal computer, MTV and VH1, cassettes and CD recordings, satellite broadcasting, and, of course, the Internet), thereby insuring the demise of popular Top 40 radio stations as we knew it -- to be replaced by demographically-fractured programming of all manner of talk, sports, news, financial, religious, ethnic-foreign and music radio which exists today.