Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Evolution of Charlie Walters

This week 40 years ago Charlie Walters gets his own regular time slot on KFXM. If you remember, his picture was in a December Tiger Mag as part of the group employee shot. Someone had mentioned that he worked on the air at KDUO, the sister station of KFXM

The Evolution of Charlie Walters (continued)

Charlie continued through October 1968 until the Jones Boys took over KFXM. I don't think he was one of the Jones Boys, but I don't know that for sure.

October 1969 Charlie was back on KFXM (when Danny Dare left) with a litlle bit hipper look. He stayed until June 1970 when he was relaced by Chris Roberts.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

KFXM Button

Found this button this last Sunday at the swap meet. It had the pin removed from the back and magnet attached.
(early refrigerator magnet) I don't remember this button. But I do have a similar bumper sticker that came out in the sevnties.
Does anyone have any more history on this button? 59 KFXM we're the one!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

K/mentertainer January 28, 1967

Hot air balloon makes the cover again this week, with articles by Brian Lord and William F. Williams featuring their caricatures from the past. John Ravencroft talking about the next single by the Beatles might be a song called Strawberry Fields Forever. It's possible! Also a possibility of Jimmy Page leaving the Yardbirds. I guess that didn't happened, or the Yardbirds wouldn't have gone to the New Yardbirds to Led Zeppilin

Both K/MEN and KFXM agreed on the #1 record this week The Rolling Stones Let's Spend The Night Together/Ruby Tuesday. Highest newcomer to the top 10 this week Niki Hokey-P.J. Proby. This week on KFXM dropped down to #32. Big difference. New song listed here Break On Through-Doors---their debut single.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag January 27, 1967

Rolling Stones #1 with Let's Spend The Night Together/Ruby Tuesday

New songs on the top 40 this week include The Byrds-So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star, The Turtles-Happy Together. Couple songs shooting up into the to ten.: #5 Kind of a Drag-Buckinghams #9 I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night-Electric Prunes
This is the last week for Bill Surrey on KFXM, and Al Anthony doesn't have a regular time slot after this week. He's more into managing the station. Next week Charlie Walters becomes the new guy, when the lineup shrinks from6 to 5 jocks. Since Charlie Walters gets many comments when he is mentioned here.....Next Week a tribute to the new guy!

Friday, January 26, 2007

K/mentertainer May 20, 1966

#1 Hey Joe-Leaves Huge hit in the Inland Empire!New K/mentries this week Ike & Tina Turner River Deep & Mountain High Where Were When I Needed You- Grass Roots Popsicle-Jan & Dean

Sunday, January 21, 2007

K/mentertainer January 21, 1967

An introduction to Ron Christian, brother of Roger Christian from KHJ.

Monkees are still #1. New in the top ten this week, Let's Spend The Night Together Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones Friday On My Mind and Harmonica Man by The Torquays made #10

The hot air balloon made the cover. It was the inspiration for Up, Up and Away written by Jim Webb. Happy Together by The Turtles making its debut.

Friday, January 19, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag January 20, 1967

Tell It Like It Is #1 for the second week. It keeps Sonny & Cher from the top position.
The Rolling Stones big jump #7 this week. Let's Spend The Night Together/Ruby Tuesday

Thursday, January 18, 2007

K/mentertainer May 13, 1966

This week #1 Percy Sledge-When A Man Loves A Woman. New to the top 10 Hey Joe-Leaves Aong Comes Mary-Association and It's A Man's Man's Man's World-James Brown

Sunday, January 14, 2007

K/mentertainer January 14, 1967

#1 once again The Monnkees vs. KFXM had Tell It kike It is squeeze into #1. Highest for Aaron Neville would be #2 on KMEN Laura Nyro managed to get her version of Wedding Bell Blues up to #3 this week.
Interesting title Floating Downstream On An Inflatible Rubber Raft by The Second Helping. Anyone ever hear that song?
Still no picture of Fred Kiml. Ron Christian has replaced Lenny Mitchell as the overnight guy. Last week was the first and last picture of Lenny.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

My Music plus blog

Go to visit: Underground Vault of Records, Music and all kinds of Stuff
Decided to expand a little, but rather than add to the KFXM-KMEN postings I started something new UNDERGROUND VAULT.......... it will be music based, but could have other items of interest included.

KFXM Tiger Mag January 13, 1967

#1 this week Tell It Like It Is-Aaron Neville knocking the Monkees down to #2 Some of the new entries this week Lt's Spend The Night Together-Rolling Stones #32 Mr. Farmer-The Seeds #37 So You Want T Be A Rock and Roll Star-Byrds Personal Pick Spencer Davis Group picture and article. Introduction to The Torquays article
Monkees and a Left Banke article

Tomorrow K/MEN this week.

K/mentertainer May 6, 1966

New #1 this week with Percy Sledge-When A Man Loves A Woman. That one has survived.
A big surprise, no new songs in the top ten this week. New songs this week include Paint It Black-Rolling Stones I Am A Rock-Simon & Garfunkel and Danny Hutton with Funny How Love Can Be. In a few years he will besinging with Three Dog Night

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Some KFXM Jocks in the 1960s

Some good pictures from the Tiger Mags of some of the KFXM jocks Charlie Walters, Johnny Helm, Danny Dare, Gary Marshall, Dick Lyons and Al Anthony
Don't think they're still accepting the entry blank anymore.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

K/mentertainer January 7, 1967 (continued)

1st issue of the year with #1 song same as on KFXM Monkees-I'm A Believer

At this I'm having some technical difficulties posting pictures. I'm posting the last two of the K/mentertainer front page and survey for Jan 7. They go through the posting phase, and never show up on the blog. I'm working on it.
As you can now see it's working again!!!

K/mentertainer January 7, 1967