Wednesday, November 13, 2013

KFXM 1240

How about KFXM before it was the Big 59....1240 on the dial


Anonymous said...

Lowell Smith went on to KHJ as an announcer in 1942 after his stint at KFXM.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, this posting of an historic ad for the old Don Lee Mutual Network is quite amazing! Would like to see more of this kind of early programming stuff before Howard Tullis (and company) purchased KFXM before then changing the station over to Top 60 rock 'n' roll music format.

Anonymous said...

So what's the date for this advertisement -- prior to 1942?

Kenneth Goodwin said...

KFXM moved to 590 in November 1947.

Anonymous said...

So this was before TV? How did you watch the news on the radio? Just stare at it?

Was it safe to live in San Bernardino way back then or were dinosaurs still roaming the earth?

Anonymous said...

Prior to KFXM going R&R, those were horse & buggy days back then with lots of manure laying around to spare!

Yea, one had to watch the Filco during the radio news programme to get a good perspective on the day's events.

P.S. I seem to recall how KFXM had to cut back on its hours and days of operation to accommodate Pasadena KPPC's (that shared the 1240 k.c. frequency) weird broadcasting schedule! What a relief for Don Lee's Berdoo media outlet when the FCC finally authorized the clear rights for transmitting at 590 k.c.