Thursday, November 30, 2006

KMEN School Spirit Contest Total Results

The 1967 School Spirit Contest final results with the schools that participated. Where did your school end up?
In April 1967 I was going to Arrowview Jr. High, and we ended up in 35th Place!!

KFXM The Jones Boys

Question #2 Question on KFXM Jones Boys era.I know they started around10/25 or 28 1968.When did they stop calling themselvesJones Boys and go back to regular names? That's about right on the date they started. The Jones Boys were first mentioned in the Tiger Mag before this one (Nov 1, 1968) and continued until at least March 1969, and maybe later. I know definitely there were no Jones Boys in July 1969. Between March 28th and July 4th there were no Tiger Mags or surveys printed up, so the date of transformation isn't readily available.
Some of the first pictures of the Jones Boys.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

K/MEN School Spirit Contest

Question #1
One Kmen contest had schools competing to turn in the most writings of some sentence or slogan. I think the Catholic Schools got together and all submitted for Aquinas High School so they won the prize which I think was a concert. When was the contest and what was the phrase/sentence??John from Fontana (back then)
Aquinas did win, but I never did hear about any help from other schools. But I guess it is a possibility. The phrase you wrote was your signature, and you could write it as many times as possible. The prize was definitely a concert. The last article in this posting tells about the concert. Click on the pictures to enlarge and read the details. By the way the year was 1967.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

By request---K/MEN KFXM

Any requests or questions about KFXM or K/MEN? If any of the readers out there have any of those, let me know. If I can answer the requests by posting information, I'll be glad to, or I'll try to find the answer, if I can't I'll let you know.
Thanks for stopping by. Doug

Saturday, November 25, 2006

KFXM Tiger Mag November 25, 1966

Donovan knocked The Beach Boys out of the #1 position with Mellow Yellow and he gets his picture on the cover of the Tiger Mag Great DJ pictures. Danny Dare finally gets his picture along with the rest of the guys.

Highest debut this week Mamas and Papas-Words of Love at #32. I'm A Believer/Steppin' Stone a Prsonal Pick this week. One of the first new 45s I bought (at White Front for either 59 or 69 cents)

Sunday, November 19, 2006

New Doug-KFXM-K/MEN personalized logo

Ok...I like this new and improved logo. Anyone agree?
Thought I would come up with a new logo. I designed one I liked. Made a few adjustments. Now I have two. EdGrrr, Bernard and Doug from 1966. Any opinions which looks better? The natural look or the Surrealistic tile look?
I haven't decided what to use yet. I will consider your opinions, since you'll be looking at the logo.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

KFXM November 18, 1966

Great picture of Johnny Rivers on the front. Also an article about Johnny inside and it compares him to Elvis. And speaking of Elvis Presley, he has his picture and short article inside the Tiger Mag. DJ news tells about Barry Boyd being replaced with Brad Edwards. It states Barry is off to KCBQ in San Diego. Pictures of both Barry and Brad inside.

4th week Beach Boys have the number one song. First week for the Bush with Who Killed The Ice Cream Man? debuting at #30 Cat Stevens with a personal pick I Love My Dog. He's not ready to have a hit yet inthe US. Another great local hit debuting Better Stop Your Messin' Around by the Whatt Four debuting at #40

Thursday, November 16, 2006

K/mentertainer March 11,1966

Cher knocks Nancy Sinatra out of the #1 spot with Bang Bang. Everly Brothers actually made the top 10 with Lovely Kravezit. Also notice Secret Agent Man by the Ventures debuted before the Johnny Rivers version. Interesting article by John Ravencrot (John Peel) Love the cartoon!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

K/mentertainer March 4, 1966

One more time Nancy Sinatra #1 Cher jumped up to #2 this week debuting in the top ten with Bang Bang. Only the second week on the survey. Other new top ten entries Daydream-Lovin' Spoonful Nowhere Man/What Goes On-Beatles
New K/mentry this week I Can't Let Go-Hollies. One of my favorite British invasion groups, and although not a very big hit, one of my favorite songs by them.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sad News/J.W.

J.W. Bradbury a San Bernardino DJ since the 1970s is gone. He was mostly associated with KCKC, so never was associatd with KFXM or KMEN but he was part of Inland Empire radio. I last heard him on KTDD 1350 which as far as I know was his last time on he radio. Click on the picture to read the article. Article printed 10/31/2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

KFXM November 4, 1966

KFXM promoting their new Gold Rush Says contest. Anyone remember this? Article about the Left Banke and their first hit Walk Away Renee

#1 again this week Beach Boys Good Vibrations. Highest debut on the top 40 Mellow Yellow-Donovan at #14
New this week:
#30 I'm Ready For Love-Martha & The Vandellas Good song by this Motown group. Should be on regular oldies station play lists.
#34 I Can't Control Myself-Troggs Follow up to Wild Thing. Great garage rock. Love the scream at at the beginning of the song.
#38 Coming On Strong-Brenda Lee This was her last big hit. It did better nationally than on KFXM. Only made it to #23 on the top 40.
#39 A Satisfied Mind-Bobby Hebb Followup to Sunny
Personal Picks
The Bears-Fastest Group Alive I know I have this on a single, but I cannot remember how it sounds.
That's Life-Frank Sinatra Frankie is back and headed for the top 5
Please Say You're Fooling-Ray Charles I must have been asleep this week. I don't remember hearing this song on the radio.
Love's Gone Bad-Chris Clark Anoher one I've missed.
Mame-Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Catchy little tune by Herb Albert. Hey! He sings this one! "This Guy's In Love With You" was not his first vocal hit!
Sugar Town-Nancy Sinatra Nancy makes a comeback at the same time as her dad. In a few months this 45 will be flipped over and they'll be playing "Summer Wine" accompanied by Lee Hazelwood

Thursday, November 02, 2006

K/mentertainer February 25, 1966

Promoting this week K/MEN #1 Hoopers and once again the Batmobile contest. The Midnight to 6am guy revealed.... Johnny Darin.
#1 again this week Boots by Nancy Sinatra New songs in the top ten 19th Nervous Breakdown-Rolling Stones and Keep On Running-Spencer Davis Group. NEW K/MENTRIES this week include The Beatles NowhereMan/What Goes On, Follow Me-Lyme and Cybelle and Bang Bang by Cher