Thursday, December 19, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Yes, 1973 was 40 years ago. Here is a KFXM survey. There were no K/men surveys after August of this year.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
KFXM has Baby Love by The Supremes at #1 K/men has Time Is On My Side at #1, which won't even debut on KFXM until next week
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Here’s the next one, again quickly typed up and only intended for in-station use. No station letterhead. I don’t think we had a new one every week, and perhaps this explains the absence of “Last Week” entries. Of interest is the reference to “album”, the earliest such reference I’ve ever seen and perhaps the very beginning of Album Oriented Radio (AOR). Of course all these songs were on 45s, but later in the year we had a few actual album cuts put on tape cartridges (carts).
Friday, October 04, 2013
1963 Hard to believe 50 years ago. Some really good songs, big hits and rarities in the top ten. Don't know #10 on KFXM Toys In The Attic-Joe Sherman
Look at the other artists with big hits on these surveys, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Rick Nelson, Jan & Dean, Dion, Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Ronettes, Peter, Paul & Mary.
They better watch out The Beatles are right around the corner. But even without The Beatles, there are good songs on the survey.
How about the new DJ on KFXM Larry Lujack, and if the order the DJs on KFXM are listed are thetimes on the air, it looks like he's up against Huckleberry on KMEN
Friday, September 27, 2013
There was a comment about Pop Musik by M being on the national charts in 1979. It was also on KFXM in 1979. It got up to #7 this week in 1979 and then descended down the charts. It reappeared July 1980 at #24 on KFXM and got up to #7 again. I guess it got popular again in San Bernardino, at least on KFXM.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
This week, actually this month on KFXM. The last issue was dated September 8, 1980. Only 21 songs listed on this survey.KFXM wasn't putting out surveys every week in 1980. Just when they felt like it. The last week's numbers refer to the prior issue which was Sept 8, 1980.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Thanks to Kenneth Goodwin for this latest KVCR Survey, along with his comments. 41 years ago Week ending September 20, 1972.
Here is another reproduction of a mimeographed survey, typos and all, from my archives, this time from 1972 when I first started studying Telecommunications at SBVC.
Notice there is no letterhead here. To the best of my recollection surveys like this were printed in quantities of perhaps 20-25 for distribution to the Air Staff and Management, and a few would be left in the Station Lobby. Perhaps a record promoter might take one back to LA if he was pleased with his label’s performance. KVCR did not distribute their surveys to the general public unless there was a remote broadcast until the Spring of ’74 when they went to 25,000 watts, and then only a few went to local record stores, etc. Other than an annual presence at the National Orange Show there were few remote broadcasts, perhaps 2-3 a year. So unless someone else saved another copy this survey is the only one in existence.
Friday, September 06, 2013
A few people have asked about Doug Collins from KFXM and KMEN, so I contacted him and he responded with these emails and pictures. Thank you, Doug!
Always great to be remembered... My 6 1/2 years at KFXM were some of the best of my life... Retired now, and bored... I hear from Bruce Chandler and Ted Brown every once in a while... Received an update from Jim Zippo, who followed me at KFXM and later had the same shift (morning drive) as I had at KMEN.
Here's a photo update ... This was taken Thanksgiving afternoon of last year... I was aboard the Sapphire Princess on the last two days of my annual, (20+ years) cruise to Mexico around the holidays.
Feel free to give out my e-mail address to anyone who asks, unless they sell HerbaLife - Amway - or any MLM product or service.
Hope all is well... Please send me the link to your site... I've switched computers and lost a lot of contacts.
I had a thought about some KFXM/KMEN trivia that came to my attention recently... Nobody probably gives a rats ass, but I thought you might find it interesting.
Jim Zippo got the morning drive shift at KFXM when I went to be PD/AM Drive at KMEN... Later, after several "warm bodies" served time working mornings for Ron Thompson @KMEN, Jim Zippo took over the chair. Jim and I were both considered for the contract to provide Disco Services for the lounge at the Holiday Inn in San Bernardino, the home of KFXM/KDUO-FM. I got the contract and provided those services for a year and a half.
Both our careers ran parallel for a time in the Inland Empire. But, to this date, I have never met Jim in person or talked to him on the phone. We recently exchanged some e-mails but that's been our only direct contact.
Here's a pic (Biz Card) with my real name and e-mail... Feel free to use it if you wish... This was taken in late 2011.
How did I come up withThe Name?
I figured out pretty quickly, back at KVCR at SBVC, that "Magnuson" wasn't a good "Professional" name... When people see it in print they can't pronounce it, they can't spell it when they hear it. they can't remember it... As a name to use on the radio it... it... how can I put it tactfuly... IT SUCKS!
Together with a group of friends, over beer, we decided it should be a one syllable first name and a two syllable last name... It should be easy to say, spell and remember... Afer a few more "brewski's" we agreed on DOUG COLLINS... So, you see... It was another ALCOHOL RELATED ACCIDENT!
Friday, August 30, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
1959 might not be the first year KFXM put out surveys, but I haven't seen any earlier than March 1959. Here is this week 54 years ago.
Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers, Drifters, Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Ray Charles, Fats Domino all on the survey this week.