Tuesday, February 07, 2012

KFXM and KOLA February 8-9, 1974

Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #1
New in the top ten
Rock On-David Essex #7
Until You Come Back To Me-Aretha Franklin #9
Eres Tu-Mocedades #10
Highest debut
Aba-Ca-Dabra-DeFranco Family #26
New
Sunshine On My Shoulders-John Denver
My Sweet Lady-Cliff DeYoung




I believe this is Ted Brown below 
Not sure who the person above is.  Anyone know? 



Love's Theme-Love Unlimited Orchestra #1
new in the top ten
Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #3
Until You Come Back To Me-Aretha Franklin #9
Highes debut
Sunshine On My Shoulder-John Denver #33
also new
Bernie(Bennie) And The Jets-Elton John
In The Mood-Bette Midler 

12 comments:

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

OF COURSE, i know! that self-styled Huey P. Newton-Black Panther looking gentleman in the 2nd photo is none other than my olde University room mate, former best friend and
all-around soul brother, Rex Ramsey,
who was working night, weekend and relief shifts for KF at that time.
Rex's other on-the-air aliases were 'Tyro Rex', 'The Snake Man' and "The Lady Killer'.

Anonymous said...

He was an angry scary guy.
I know.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

Do tell! what i would really like to know about is just EXACTLY HOW AND WHY Rex Ramsey was apparently fired from his D.J. gig -- "summarily", as had been reported to me by various sources.
this incident has gone unanswered since the first news of it came to this One's attention some 30 years ago.
i can state that Mr. Ramsey will NOT speak of this subject with me and has given a rather negative tone to anything having to do with his KFXM tenure.

Anonymous said...

Let's give him credit for holding a grudge for 30 years, sounds like he's still here but KFXM isn't. I'd say he won.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

Still does not tell me the how & why for disk jockey Ramsey's summary firing from Tiger Radio?????????
(i couldn't care less about who won whatever -- as the Borg would say, "That is irrelevant")

Anonymous said...

ATTITUDE is the answer.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

"ATTITUDE is the answer." a WHY, perhaps, but it still does not explain HOW & WHAT KFXM air staff Ramsey specifically did that got him fired on-the-spot for.

beginning to suspect 'Anonymous'
does not know the answers i am looking for. it would seem only Collins & Anthony could definitively address this subject.

p.s. i am also wary of a such anonymous person(s) dissing a former fellow station co-worker in this manner! what are they afraid of -- of herr Ramsey coming back to wack them or something??? weird situation, thusly.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

"...sounds like he's still here"

this One can ASSURE you that Rex is light-years away from this domain and radio broadcasting entirely.

FYI: Mr. Ramsey was, at last report, a Senior Executive Vice President for a major banking firm (i cannot recall the name, sawry) located in San Bernardino... along with his high society wife and an expensive home in East Highland, California, this wealthy couple now mix only with the upper-crust Country Club set -- one reason, perhaps, Rex no longer communicates with people of a much lesser socio-economic status (like me)! oh yes, the bank mentioned is located on the north-west corner at Highland and Waterman Avenues.

in some way, perhaps, "the Joker laughs at [us]" former KFXM/KMEN
alumni who missed grasping the golden ring!

Anonymous said...

And what about us poor smucks that never made it as far up as the KMEN/KFXM "Big Time"? How do you think we feel? The main line that my "audience" may remember me for is "Would you like fries with that?"

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

Like for ANY competitive business industry -- and Radio Broadcasting, then as now being nary an exception, for every Robert W. Morgan, Casey Kasem or Al Anthony, there were/are 99 would-be "Big Timers" who never made it atop our mutual peer group of fame, success and fortune.

so yes, many of us, after our individual heydays playing the hits over-the-air and enjoying the celebrity status of our hours spent as a publick media face, likely transitioned our lives and circumstances to more modest areas of alternative employment and personal sustainability.

we ought to remember what General George C. Patton, Jr., himself, once faced after his own moments of triumph, reminding himself that:

"For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting."

Anonymous said...

I don't think that Al Anthony should be compared to Casey Kasem or Robert W. Morgan...not exactly in the same league...

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

Reference to Al Anthony along with Morgan and Kasem was categorised as successful BROADCASTERS, not just disk jockeys. instead, Al should be included with George Bartell, Bill Drake, Todd Storz, Rick Sklar, Chuck Blore, Paul Drew, Gordon McLendon and other great pioneer programmers during the Golden Age of Top 40 radio.

on the other hand, Anthony's days
(at KAFY in Bakersfield) from behind the microphone heralded much of the unique programming ideas he eventually inculcated on the Tullis and Hearne radio chain.