Sunday, July 30, 2006

K/MEN Rebound Book continues

In 1965 K/MEN put out the K/MEN rebound book. The one you see here has a green cover. The original had a red cover and came out in 1965. This one although stating 1965 on the cover came out in 1966 with added pages of all the charted hits on K/MEN from 1966. The best part was the pictures of the DJ lineup as of May 1966. Last week I posted the front cover of the book. Today the jocks and the back cover.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

KFXM....Contest! Honorable mention.

Over 39 years ago I received a prize ( don't remember what) for being one of the finalist in sending in a homemade birthday for Jocko - the Tiger Mascot. The winner a door size card.
A closeup of my card, cutout from Tiger Mags (They were plentful then) It is the one in the center, with the little Jocko, and then the large Jocko with Growl---over him.

Friday, July 28, 2006

KFXM Top 100 of 1974

Printed separately from the weekly survey. You could probably pick this up in January 1975 at Lyles' Record City, Gillettes, Woolworths or White Front (if it was still in Business)
If you click on this ond make it larger to read the songs, youll notice that oldies stations that converted to playing the 70's hits play about 1/3 of these songs. I'd like to hear The Entertainer-Marvin Hamlisch that is on this list. But I'm not counting on it!

KFXM Website

Just thought I would remind all of you out there about a great Website put up by John Bunnell. I've mentioned it before, but it is definitely worth mentioning again. This is "KFXM Tiger Radio 590" The official and original website of KFXM.

He has just added some new pictures and an aircheck.

He has some great biographies of KFXM Jocks and employees, and some nice reunion pictures. This and a lot more! Check it out, it will be worth it!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

KFXM & K/MEN stuff

Here are a few things I picked up during the late 60' and early 70s from each station. K/MEN Rebound Book. Listed rebounds (hits of the prior years) in alphabetical order by title and by artist. I'll have more about this book at a later date. KFXM Tiger Bucks. Don't remember too much about these. Can anyone fill in the blanks? Membership card for the Danny Dare Love-In Affair on KFXM. Discount ticket sponsored by K/MEN for the Custom Car & Hot Rod Show.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

KFXM Custom Flashback Album

Back in the early 70s KFXM had a contest, where you call in and name the artist of the song they just played. If you got it right then you pick a prize from 1-3. I wanted to win the KFXM Custom Flashback Album. So I finally got in with the right answer (On Doug Collins show-Pay To The Piper by The Chairmaen of The Board). I chose prize number 2, but prize #1 was the album I wanted. I did get Manassas by Stephen Stills, but I never won the KFXM album. I eventually found copies. They turned out to be Oldies But Goodies Albums Vol 11 and Vol 12. With a sticker and custom back with the jocks pictures.

Current lineup Vic Moreno, Bruce Chandler, Doug Collins, Ron Christian, Chris Roberts, Johnny Kaye.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

K/MEN 1982 Reunion

Group picture from the 1982- 20 Year K/MEN reunion at Perris Hill Bowl in San Bernardino. Someone asked for a picture of Doug DeRoo. Bottom row 1st on the left. Can't name everyone in the picture, but below are a few names. Top row Chuck Marquiss, Bruce Chandler, Johnny Helm, Doug Collins, #8Ted Ziegenbusch
Bottom row Doug DeRoo, 3rd Brian Lord, 4th Hucleberry, (6th William F Williams??) 7th Buddy Budnik, Wes Westphal

From the same issue the current K/MEN lineup in 1982

Friday, July 21, 2006

KFXM Pictures...the rest of the...

The pages below and yesterday's pages are the only pages I have from this issue. This was a generic radio magazine with insert "KFXM" and your pictures here. The pages posted are the only KFXM related pages. No music survey. The rest were music related articles. It was a 20-30 page magazine. I don't know how many were published. Anyone have an answer? Jocko the KFXM tiger, fully grown.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

KFXM DJs who became K/MEN (or vice versa) Favorites

Today My Favorites from KFXM and K/MEN. To make this list they had to work at both stations. At a later date I'll do a separate list from each station.
I started listening to the radio on a regular basis in the mid sixties, so a lot of DJs, can't be my favorites, because I never heard them! So this is my list.
1st I was going to do a top 5, but came up with #6 an honorable mention. Don McCoy DJ'd at KFXM, and worked at K/MEN but in sales and not on the air. This started his climb as a successful businessman, but I would have loved to hear Dirty Don McCoy on the air at K/MEN! #5 Jonny Bruce started at KFXM in the sixties, heard later in the seventies on K/MEN. Now he can be heard on KDEZ in Palm Springs.
Jonny Bruce & Doug Collins with my TV set. The Television on the shelf behind Jonny and Doug looks like the one I won on KFXM. It was a Toshiba!
#4 Doug Collins started at KFXM in the 1960s and 1970s and moving over to K/MEN in to the 70's. I also think he was the voice behind 90% of the radio commercials. I also remember winning many contests from him.
#3 Mark Denis Started at KFXM during the early 60s and was at K/MEN a couple of times through 1966. Later was at many major Southern California radio stations and ended up at KFI. Always attending the K/MEN reunions. Sorry to say we lost Mark a few years ago.
#2 Bruce Chandler was at K/MEN first in the early seventies, then moved on to KFXM. Still heard on many commercials, and if you listen to KRTH 101 Los Angeles, you'll hear him on weekends.
#1 It's time for #1 this it, here he comes #1!! Johnny Helm, The Helmsman, Johnny at the Helm. Started at KFXM, then went to K/MEN, was there for years. During the seventies seemed to be always on K/MEN. Always did something special on the air, such as playing the whole All Things Must Pass Album by George Harrison. Playing blocks of favorite artists. Johnny is now retired.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

KFXM and K/MEN favorite DJs

Here is something for you to think about. I've talked to a few people about this subject, emailed back and forth to a few. Who were your favorite DJs? Your favorites from KFXM and from K/MEN, your favorites from the [50s(for KFXM)] 60's 70's 80's and [90s(for K/MEN)]

I have favorites for each, but I'm going to put my favorites with this qualification. They worked at both KFXM and K/MEN. I have to sit down and think about that, but my next posting will list my top five favorites that worked at both stations.

Feel free to contribute who you listened to, and your favorites, in whatever category you like.

Monday, July 10, 2006

K/MEN DJs in 1969

February 1969 Charles Martin (who later returned under his name of Chuck Marquiss in later years) He replaced Phil Otis (who came back later as Bobby Otis) March 1969 Jay London replaced Charles Martin, but by May both Martin and London were on the regular schedule. Bye bye Harry Scarborough!

June Charles Martin was out, and Tom Becker is in.
October Harry's Back and Jay London is gone. This was the lineup for the rest of the year.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

K/MEN DJs in 1968

Covered K/MEN DJs in an earlier post for 1967. May 1967 Russ O'Hara and Brad Edwards were gone. They were replaced with Johnny Helm and Buck Herring. This lineup remained until September when T. Michael Jordon left, but he wasn't replaced. Notice the Laugh-In style graphics.

The September 1967 lineup was Robert E. Walker 6-10 am, Dave McCormick 10-1, Mark Ford 1-4, Buck Herring 4-8, Phil Otis 8-12, Johnny Helm Midnight - 6 End of December 1968 - January 1969 the line up changed again, Buck Herring was gone and we got Harry Scarborough.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

More K/MEN Route 66

A few more images from the 2004 reunion.

K/MEN Route 66 Reunion 2004

It's been a hectic week, but I can finally get back into posting more stuff. Included here are some of the pictures I took at the San Bernardino Route 66 K/MEN reunion. Huckleberry, Bill Watson, Jim Mitchell A little bit of Lyle Kilgore, William F. Williams, Ray Morgan and Commander Chuck Street

Huckleberry -Chuck Clemons