Friday, August 10, 2012

1970 KOLA August 12, 1970

This is the earliest KOLA survey that I have.  It's probably not the first KOLA survey, but it is the earliest that I have seen.  The next one I have is dated for September 1970, which I will post in September.
Signed, Sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder #1
Highest debuting
Snowbird-Anne Murray #5
I (Who Have Nothing)-Tom Jones #9
New Records To Watch
It's So Nice-Jackie DeShannon
Green Eyed Lady-Sugarloaf
He'll Never Love You-Gentrys

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have to give KOLA credit. The station has endured, I think longer then any other in the IE, over 40years. In the early years it was automated. For quite awhile now they've used "live" talent. Always with pretty much the same music content, many oldies/classics. Nothing real flashy or dramatic. Maybe nothing memorable but nothing too objectionable. Whenever I'm back to the IE it's about the only broadcast station I listen to.

Lord Darth Rageous said...

Wonder WHERE my old friend (KOLA co-founder) Frederick R. Cote went to these days??? He was instrumental in helping a certain young aspiring broadcaster during his early pioneering days in the radio jungle.

Lord Darth Rageous said...

p.s. - Dougmaster, FYI: the KOLA survey you posted is also the earliest published pop sheet i have in my own archives. if there ever was a prior survey that "The Pop Sound of Southern California" put out, i am sure BOTH of us would have seen it around in the various record proprietaries in the Berdoo/Riverside areas... plus, Fred did once send me copies of ALL his station's printed surveys up to the time i made the request.

Anonymous said...

Nice posting of the KOLA survey.
More more more. No Andrea True
Connections here......

Anonymous said...

More More More by Andrea True would be six years in the future. But, wow, WAS she was a hot one to listen to -- and watch!!!

Too bad to post this: Andrea died from heart failure on November 7, 2011, having lived to 68 years old in the town of Woodstock, NY. The late porn queen of disco was cremated following her passing. She left no survivors to her storied life.

Anonymous said...

A web search shows that KOLA guy Frederick R Cote is still persuing litagation about rightful ownership of KOLA. He can be focused since he remains a prisoner in the California State Prison system. He's been at a facility in Lancaster since 1994. He is now 77 years of age.

Web Guy

Anonymous said...

Frederick R Cote mailing address is available on recent court filings availalbe on the web.

Web Guy

Lord Darth Rageous said...

To Web Guy, thanks so much for the latest info on Fred. so sad to hear about his situation. i thought he had been released a long time ago on appeal, but obviously that didn't happen. from what you posted, it seems a great former radio broadcaster and engineer will not ever regain his former glory, KOLA radio station -- and possibly as well, his FREEDOM!

Pete said...

Well you shouldn't be said about his fate...Fred Cote is rotting away in prison and rightfully so. He hired one of his employees to murder his estranged wife's lover. In the process, two innocent children were shot and one was killed. The murderer told Frederick what he had done, Fred did nothing and attempted to hide the gun. Fred deserves to be where he is at for being a dishonorable, cowardly human being.

Lord Darth Rageous said...

Okay then, your background info on what got Mr. Cote a long prison term (life?) was certainly an eye opener!
The only grapevine news I had heard was that Fred had killed his wife in a jealous rage similiar to the circumstances of "Humble" Harvey Miller of KHJ fame. Obviously, this was an entirely different set of more deadly circumstances which I was not aware of, so his penal crimes are better understood now.
Interestingly, I do know that Miller has done quite well since his release from state prison long ago on a manslaughter conviction... The broadcasting industry has rewarded him exceptionally well in spite of the fact that he is a convicted wife-killer! Strange justice where folks who do serious crimes (including U.S. presidents) are accorded successful comebacks like folk heroes or what not. Quite disturbing an American phenomenon as such that exists, whoa!

Anonymous said...

Cote is now 80 and has spent 21 years in prison.

Originally, prosecutors intended to charge "Humble Harv" with murder. Because of fear that they might lose the case, Miller was charged and convicted of manslaughter charges and received quite a light sentence.

After prison, Miller quickly found work at the old KKDJ in Los Angeles.

Anonymous said...

sad, very sad that Fred got a very raw deal, especially considering today's 'justice' system which turns out murderers by the bunch back into society like a revolving door (re-entry eligible once they end up killing another human being again!). Fred should have been paroled long ago. the rich and the politically connected, i.e., that son of a former California Assembly Speaker whose long prison term (which he had barely served time for murder) was pardoned by the outgoing governator Mr. Schwarzenegger, is a prime example of what's wrong with how Cote has been unfairly treated.

Anonymous said...

I happen to be the baby sister to the boy Miller murdered in cold blood as Miller laughed with the gun pressed against my brothers head asking him, "How does that feel". After he shot my brother at point blank he began shooting at the other minor boy as he ran. He is still in Ironwood prison to this day for life. I hope he stays there and pays for what he has done to my family. My brother was killed 14 years ago and not a day has gone by that we do not think of how our lives would be with his presence. Some of our happy times are stopped in the moment to remember who is not here and why? We have to live with what he choose to do to two helpless boys.