Friday, September 29, 2006

KFXM 9/30/1966

Number 1 this week 40 years ago--96 Tears-? & The Mysterians.

Three new songs in the top ten this week. #4 Walk Away Renee-Left Banke #5 Poor Side Of Town-Johnny Rivers #10 BABY-Carla Thomas

Thursday, September 28, 2006

K/mentertainer January 21, 1966

Third week of 1966, and the #1 song has always been one of my favorites. I Fought The Law-Boby Fuller Four. New in the Top 10 this week #8 California Dreamin'-Mamas & Papas and #10 Got Love If You Want It-Bush

Monday, September 25, 2006

Before there was a K/MEN 129

Before 1290 was KMEN it was radio station KITO since 1947. I believe right before they switched over, the music they played was country. But at least one week in the fifties they played Rock 'n' Roll. This is the only survey I've seen for KITO and Put Your Head On My Shoulders-Paul Anka was number 1 the week beginning 10/12/59. Th DJs were Gary Fuller Alan Bowles Dave Lee and Harry Gift and the first two of them worked split shifts. Has any other station done this? Was this a common thing to do?

Anyone have more info on KITO rock years? I have seen no other surveys. Anyone have any others out there?

Friday, September 22, 2006

KFXM This Week in '66

September 23, 1966. On the cover a picture of KFXM's live tiger. This week there is a contest to name the tiger! Inside picture and article of Dusty Spingfield. Also a picture of Mickey Rooney, Jr. Thought at first it was Van Morrison of Them.
And an Association picture and article.
Number One again this week Black Is Black-Los Bravos. Couple of new songs in the top ten Function At The Junction-Shorty Long, and debuting at #10 96 Tears-? & The Mysterians.

Lost a DJ Jon Badeaux (heard he went over to K/MEN) and introducing Dick Lyons, fresh from KAFY in Bakersfield.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

K/mentertainer January 14, 1966

Second week of 1966, and Lightning Strikes by Lou Christie is still number 1. Two new songs in the K/MEN-DOUS TEN Love-Martha & The Vandellas AND Until Its Time For You To Go-Bufy St. Marie Some new songs listed this week. Hide and Seek-The Sheep and Andrea-The Sunrays.
The oldest song on the survey Let's Hang On-4 Seasons appropriate since first heard in October. Got Love If You Want It by The Bush, a local Rialto group is once again listed.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

K/MEN Route 66 Reunion 2004

Today was the last day of the 2006 San Bernardino Route 66 Rendouvous. Two years ago K/MEN was inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame. An ad and some pictures from the induction
Lyle Kilgore, Bruce Chandler (standing), William F. Williams and Ray Morgan

Jim Marham, Donn Tyler, Dean Weber, Lyle Kilgore
Chuck Street (standing)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

KFXM September 16, 1966

40 Years ago today. September 16, 1966 KFXM Tiger Mag Vol. 2 No. 36 Monkees made the cover and there was an article. The Monkees debut on NBC this month, and are very polular on the radio.
Turtles article and mudic news and contests!
Black Is Black by Los Bravos #1 on the fabulous forty

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

K/mentertainer 1966

Starting today and either Wednesday or Thursday each week I'll be publishing the 1966 K/mentertainers in order. The first one January 7, 1966 with Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie as the #1 song on the KMEN-DOUS TEN. Also on either Thursday or Friday each week, the KFXM Tiger Mag from 1966. This will be 40 years ago today (or at least this week). This Thursday or Friday coming up the September 16, 1966 issue of the KFXM Tiger Mag.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Someone once sent me a scan of this back cover of a surf album from the early 60's, sponsored by KFXM I only have a picture of the back. Anyone have more information about this album, or at least a readeable scan of the back?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

K/MEN Top Hits of 1965

Today you see the Top 129 hits of 1965 according to K/MEN. Naturally #1 Satisfaction-Rolling Stones, #2 Help!-The Beatles. The normal Beatles, Supremes, Bob Dylan, Four Seasons, Byrds, Beach Boys that made up the usual hits of 1965. But there were other interesting songs in top 129. Gloria by Them #7. Somewhere-P.J Proby #43 The Duck-Jackie Lee #71 Land of 1000 Dances-Cannibal & The Headhunters #95 Whittier Boulevard-Midnighters #120 I thought this 1965 Top 129 would be a good start for what I will start to publish next week. Starting next Wednesday or Thursday I will publish the 1966 K/menentertainer (both sides) starting with January 7, 1966 in order, one a week either on Wednesday or Thursday, until the year is finished.

K/MEN starting 1966 next week!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

K/MEN 25th Anniversary/Reunion

1987 There was a 25th Anniversary of K/MEN consisting of the past jocks being on the air, and a concert in Fontana Performing Art Center. The "groups" mentioned in the ad were there, but the "real" groups that were also there were Rosie of the Originals (Angel Baby) and Little Caeser (Those Oldies But Goodies). The flyer states the music of The Boxtops, Spencer Davis Group and The Kingsmen, but I'm not sure who was playing their music. Interesting story about getting tickets to the show. I was driving in Colton with my girlfriend, Kathie (now my wife), and KMEN had a contest giving away two tickets. So I pulled over to call from a payphone (remember it's 1987) and Kathie thought it was a waste of time to stop and call. She did not believe that I won until they announce my name over the air.
There was supposed to be a party somewhere in Ontario afterwards for the K/MEN and the ticket winners. I never did find out where, so we didn't go. Can anyone tell me about the party and who was there?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Broadcast City KFXM-KDUO

KFXM Tiger Mag July 30, 1965. Showing the studios and offices of KFXM-KDUO at the Holiday Inn. It is interesting because the cover usually promoted an event or a musical act. In the article it refers to other San Bernardino station localities. The description seems to describe KMEN and KCKC studios. Ed Grrrrr SEZ a column telling about local events and DJ activities.
Third page is dedicated to KFXM events. Click to enlarge and read.
The fabulous forty survey and dj pictures. I Got You Babe-Sonny & Cher #1 (see artcle on page 2) Plus the top 10 from one year ago.
1965 had the British top 12 as a regular feature.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The rest of Jimmy Webb from the K/mentertainer

The final batch of pictures and articles from K/MEN from around 1968.