Friday, March 02, 2012

KFXM March 2, 1981

Nine To Five-Dolly Parton #1
New in the top ten
Rapture-Blondie #7
Kiss On My List-Daryl Hall & John Oates #8
Treat Me Right-Pat Benatar #9
Highest debut
Just Between You And Me-April Wine #28


Future Hits
Turn Me Loose-Lover Boy
Ai No Corrida-Quincy Jones
Let Me Go-The Rings
First line up of DJs listed on KFXM I have since February 18, 1980 listed below
Only person remaining is Rich Watson

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite a turn-over of air staff from barely a year ago! Business at KFXM must have been noticeably on a down-hill slide to require so many new faces in so short a time in broadcasting circles!

Anonymous said...

We're coming up to the 50th anniversary of KMEN in a few days...
I'm sure those of us who were around then gave not the slightest thought to what could be 50 years hence.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

sayeth ANONYMOUS:
"I'm sure those of us who were around then gave not the slightest thought to what could be 50 years hence."

and the response is:
"you got that straight, man, whoa!"

Anonymous said...

I was 14 years old living in Riverside when K/MEN came on the scene. It was a great day for local radio. Without a doubt, the Inland Empire was served by some really great stations at the time with KMEN, KFXM and all the LA area stations that could also be heard. Everyone was listening to---and liking---radio!

Tom in Lexington, KY

Anonymous said...

So, like, just when did Douggo Collins finally get the boot from his lofty gig at KFXM???
(He had been there since 1969)

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Anonymous said...

Tom in Lexington, KY said:
"I was 14 years old living in Riverside when K/MEN came on the scene"...

That would make you a really old fart now, eh? (LOL)

From one Old Fart to another, thanks for listening, bub!

Bill Watson.

Anonymous said...

Bill

I have a 45 rpm that has your name on it (Jackie DeShannon's "You Won't Forget Me"). I won it in a contest on K/MEN. It has your name on it and the date you first played it. It is a totally blank (white) label with stickers with your name and date attached. I have several old memories of what had to be one of the greatest Top-40 station of the time....at least in the Inland Empire.

And yes, I am an OLD FART, but my birthday was on February 29 last week, so I have had only 16 REAL birthdays!

Tom in Lexington, KY

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time to give thanks to the "suits" that made KMEN possible. Or do we think that KMEN happened in spite of the "suits"? Probably as long as the "suits" made their money they could care less about what KMEN did.

In the history of KMEN I've read little about the "suits" (that management/ownership level above the broadcast program director).

Anonymous said...

Tom in Lexington, KY:

Those prizes were specially pressed blank demos given away at that time, a common practice at many radio stations. You might have a collector's item there, just erase that guy's name and write in the artist!(LOL)


Bill.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe it's time to give thanks to the "suits" that made KMEN possible."

The original owner gave us a lot of latitude for building the station to where it became a true competitive force in local broadcasting circles.
And the greatest credit must given to Ron Jacobs for providing the REAL RADIO inspiration and impetus that brought together the crew and programming during the station's creative years.


Bill W.

Anonymous said...

Some might say it would be an honor to hear from Obama, or maybe even the Pope, on an internet board such as this. But I can say there really is no greater honor then to hear from members of the KMEN team. We've been devoted fans for 50 years! Thanks for your comments Bill Watson.

Anonymous said...

Girlfriends, spouses, jobs, and careerrs come and go but our devotion to the history and great times we had with Inland Empire Radio endures.

Anonymous said...

Say, I just remembered that Bill Watson used to be called "Mister Kicks" on the air at KMEN.
So if you're still out there, Bill,
then Keep on Kickin', man!

Anonymous said...

Feel priviliged to read comments from
THE Bill Watson. Many fond memories
of 3/10/1962 and thereafter.

Anonymous said...

Interesting fact:
3/10/1962 was a Saturday
3/10/2012 is a Saturday.

Anonymous said...

For Saturday "It was 50 years ago today, SGT Watson
brought his band to play."

And they did a great job.