Saturday, September 29, 2007

Vikki Carr

There is a Vikki Carr fan out there who was upset about the comment made about Vikki's record It Must Be Him.
The comment was not aimed at Vikki Carr, but at the character in the song. Vikki is a fine singer and entertainer, and I'm sorry the comment was taken wrong. If Barbra Streisand or Petula Clark had sung the song, the character would had the same problems, not the singer.
It was not meant as an insult to the singer.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

K/mentertainer September 23, 1967

Rubidoux won the K/men Victory Bell Coming soon! Donovan at the Swing Auditorium.
List of places that you could pick up a copy of the K/mentertainer. I usually picked my copy up at Harris', Woolworths or Lyles.

The Letter-Box Tops #1 for the third week.
Why was this still so popular? Look at K/men Most Requeted. It's the only one listed.
Back Up-Light is listed as Hit Bound rather than Music Box. But soon you'll see that it will be a double sided hit here in the Inland Empire
Rock and Roll Woman-Buffalo Springfield Hit Bound.
Today listening to the radio KDES, a Palm Springs Oldies Station, I was amazed, they played this song! That is a station that often surprises me by playing a song I haven't heard on the radio for ages.
I have told this story before, but sinc It Must Be Him-Vikki Carr is a Hit Bound, I'm telling it again.
I have a teenage daughter who often hears the songs played on stations I listen to. She actually likes a lot of the 50s, 60s and 70s music along with current music. (She knew lyrics to Beatle songs when she was 5) A couple of months ago, It Must Be Him-Vikki Carr was actually played on the radio (probably over the internet). She actually said that is the worse record she ever heard. Commenting hopefully she will die when it isn't him this time.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag Sept 22, 1967

Association picture and artcile and #1 with Never My Love Pictures of Dick Lyons, Charlie Walters and Al Anthony
Otis Redding article. He is just starting to make it big.

Rock & Roll Woman-Buffalo Springfield up to #9 from 37 last week
Incense & Peppermints-Strawberry Alarm Clock highest debut this week
Local group The light with Music Box/Back Up
I really like Holiday by The Bee Gees new on the charts. I remember hearing the flip side Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

K/mentertainer September16, 1967

K/men at #1 More on the K/MEN Victory Bell Contest

K/MEN's softball team. The only K/MEN on the team atr Robert E. Walker and Jim Markham (yes he is still here, but now a chief engineer) Anyone know who else on the team?

#1 The Letter-Box Tops

Is the Hit Bound Meter Reader Maid-Bocephus really Hank Williams, Jr. or someone else?
Notice at the bottom of the survey under Most Requested are Conquistidor-Procal harum and Satisfaction-Aretha Franklin listed as album tracks.

1970s KMEN----Flashback!


I received a couple of comments recently on a posting, fromTed Ziegenbusch and Frank Kelly (June 20, 1976), so I thought I would repost it, with comments, but for some reason the pictures appear a little better on the original posting.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

KMEN pictures
These are KMEN surveys from May and June 1972.
The last pictures of the KMEN on surveys.

On the motorcycles are Mark Ford (he's still there!) Brother Bill McKinney, Buddy Scott and Jim Quinn. I assume the guy in the background was the winner of the contest. These surveys are sleeves for 45 rpm records. The surveys on one side and pictures on the other. You could slip a record inside. The survey with Dusty Morgan 6/9/72, there was one more 6/16/72 which was the last one of this type, but no pictures of any jocks. Dusty had the last picture that was published on a regular survey from KMEN. September 29, 1972 a new survey started, but no news, no pictures and no jock listings. That lastest until August 10, 1973. Were there any after that? I don't know.The cartoon appears to be the KMEN headed home with Quinn, Dusty Morgan, Gene Lane, Buddy Scott. Also the only mention of Ted Ziegenbusch as Zig the Fish(prophetic). I'm not sure who Kelly the fish is. Anybody? Anybody? From the last post. Hopefully this picture can be enlarged, unlike the last one.
posted by KFXM Tiger Radio & K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room 8:37 PM

bob harlow said...
Hey Doug,Do you have any surveys or pics of Doug De Roo or Ken Levine/(Stevens aka Beaver Cleaver)?Also would it be possible for youto start posting front and back of every K/MEN survey in order starting the first one in '62?
Wed Jun 21, 06:40:00 AM PDT
KFXM Tiger Radio & K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...
Bob-No Doug DeRoo or Ken Levine. They wee probably after 1973. There was an anniversary K/Mentertainer in 1982 that Doug might be in, in a group picture. I only have a photocopy I'll find that and post it.Good idea to post the surveys, but I don't have them all. I may at a future date start posting what I have. I posted the first KMEN survey in May, if you didn't see it. Doug
Wed Jun 21, 08:13:00 PM PDT
BiLL Earl said...
hi dougcan you post the K/MENtertainer that first pictured Harry Scarborough along w/ the other guys that were there w/ him?thanks!BiLL :)
Sun Jun 25, 11:52:00 AM PDT
Debbie said...
I saw a car on the 91 freeway at this morning with the license plate "KMEN DJ." It was a man with a beard, 60-something years old. Got any idea who that might be? Got any recent pics of the DJs?Debbie
Thu Aug 02, 10:23:00 AM PDT
Remy said...
Wow, a blast from the past! I too would love to see any archived pictures of Harry Scarborough.Keep on truckin'!
Sun Aug 05, 12:48:00 PM PDT
Ted Ziegenbusch said...
Kelly (the other fish) in the cartoon picture was Frank Kelly, our chief engineer and occasional weekender. I just found your site, thanks to a friend's email. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.Ted ZiegenbuschKOST 103.5/Los Angeles(formerly "Zig" or Ted Ziegenbusch at K/men 1968-73, "Ziggy in the Morning" on KCAL-FM 1973-80).
Wed Sep 19, 05:07:00 PM PDT
Frank said...
Frank Kelly the fish here. As Ted mentioned I did weekends, fill-in and was the head technical sparky at KMEN in the early 70s. I even drew that picture of the K-MEN in the boat. If you look in the bottom right corner you'll see my ham-radio callsign WB6CWN.We sure had fun in those days. I can still remember the layout of the control room and production studios in what Scooter Seagraves called the "Cow Pasture Communications Complex". Just playing the hits.....Frank
Wed Sep 19, 05:29:00 PM PDT

Sunday, September 16, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag Sept 15, 1967

Hey, it's Dean Martin, with Little Old Wine Drinker, Me cuttrntly on the charts. With an article inside. Click on it to enlarge it. But it's dropping down the charts. There is a mention of a Johnny Bee filing in for Charlie Walters while on vacation. Was that you Jonny Bruce?
Good picture of Sherman Mason in the news room.
In Sept 1967 The Monkees were still popular enough that the station compiled a list of favorite Monkees songs. Words was #1. Oldies stations still play 4, 8, and 18. Daydream Believer hasn't been released yet. I like 17, 19, 20, 21, 25 and 29, which 19 is the same as 29.
Sonething I had never realized before, according to the articles on the following page on August 27th Brian Jones died, and Bian Epstein was found dead on the same day. Haven't checked any other place for the information. Is that correct?

#1 again The Letter-Box Tops
#34 Debut People Are Strange-The Doors/ This song was the basis of two slide show presentations I did first in high school and also in college. I like the song.
To Sir With Love-Lulu making it's first time appearance.
OK, here's a guilty pleasure of mine. Personal pick The Last Waltz-Englebert Humperdink. I don't know why, it just that I really like the song! If it came on the radio today, I wouldn't change the station. I guess I'll have to find it and post it on my other blog.

Friday, September 14, 2007

a detour to LA...KRLA that is....

Normally I put Inland Empire radio STUFF up, but a friend of mine, Jim gave me a KRLA BEAT, so I thought I would put up the back and front of the issue. If you would like to see more about KRLA and other LA radio stations, go to When Radio Was Boss, the blog by Bill Earl at #1 Like A Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan. On KFXM and KMEN this same week, the same song was number one.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

K/mentertainer September 9, 1967

Win The Victory Bell Contest! Anyonje remember this?
Article/pictures about the Buffalo Springfield concert
What were the biggest hits on K/MEN during the Summer of Love '67? It's amazing it was Frankie Valli, and not the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Young Rascals or even The Association.

#1 The Letter-Box Tops
Dean Martin has a hit with Little Ole Winedrinker, Me #28 Great song Hit Bound Higher and Higher-Jackie Wilson. This could have been a hit in any of the prior ten years to 1967 if it was released earlier. Amazing it hit it big it 1967.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Long and Short singles On The Radio in 1967

Seems like this article is true in most cases during Sept 1967, but the #1 record The Letter is under 2 minutes.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag Sept 8, 1967

Brenton Wood on the cover, with an article inside. #3 Gimme Little Sign
Jay and Techniques artcle also included. #11 Apples, Peaches Pumpkin Pie

#1 The Letter-Box Tops
Great personal picks this week. Rock and Roll Woman-Buffalo Springfield. Another song that should have been a national smash. Lightning's Girl-Nancy Sinatra (this song drives my wife crazy) People Are Strange-Doors, a song which I used in class projects in both high school and college. Who Could Be Lovin' You-Al Wilson. This song is so much better than his hits The Snake and Show & Tell.

K/mentertainer September 2, 1967

Buffalo Springfield with a picture of Neil Young.
DJ pictures with Jason St. George now in the lineup.
How about Mr. Spock being autographed to Dave McCormick by Leonard Nimoy. Dave do you still have the picture?

#1 Silence Is Golden-Tremeloes

Hit Bound Conquistidor-Procal Harum. This was their followup to Whiter Shade Of Pale. It would not be a hit until 1972, when a live version is released on A & M Records.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

KFXM Tiger Mag Sept 1, 1967

Article about The Association

#1 The Letter-Boxtops The first of the three national top 20 versions of this song.
Highest Debut on the top 40 We Love You/Danelion-Rolling Stones #29
Three of the personal picks are remakes of prior hits. Can anyone tell me which ones they are?Sorry, no prize for the correct answers.