Thursday, April 30, 2009

KFXM April 30, 1971

Chick-A-Boom-Daddy Dewdrop #1
Highest debut I Don't Know How To Love Him-Helen Reddy
also debuting Nathan Jones-The Supremes #28 New
High Time We Went-Joe Cocker

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

KFXM April 29, 1960

Stuck On You/Fame and Fortune-Elvis Presley #1
Highest debut When You Wish Upon A Star-Dion & The Belmonts #32 Wax To Watch
Barbara-The Temptations (not the Motown group!)
Clap Your Hands-Beau-Marks (Will be a huge hit here)
Alley-Oop-Hollywood Argyles
Image Of A Girl-Safaris

Switch in "The Swinging Seven" DJs Cliff Cox is gone, replaced by George Babcock

Sunday, April 26, 2009

K/mentertainer April 26, 1969

Hair-Cowsills #1
Highest debut Oh Happy Day-Edwin Hawkins Singers #20
Where'e The Playground, Suzie?-Glen Campbell
In The Ghetto-Elvis Presley

Smothers Brothers talk of moving show to ABC. It didn't happen. Why not?!?

Frank and Nancy Sinatra

Saturday, April 25, 2009

KFXM April 25, 1969

KFXM April 25/26, 1969
I didn't get much of the survey/playlist, but you get what I got.
1. More Today Than Yesterday-Spiral Starecase
2. Gitarzan-Ray stevens
3. Hair-Cowsills
4. These Eyes-Guess Who
6. Grazing In The Grass-Friends Of Distinction
13. Goodbye Goodbye-Lee Michaels
14. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show-Neil Diamond
15. Sweet Cherry Wine-Tommy James & The Shondells (These three were written down somewhere else)
17. Bad Moon arising-Creedence Clearwater Revival

Friday, April 24, 2009

KFXM and K/men April 24, 1964

PS I Love/Love Me Do-Beatles #1
Highest debut All My Loving-Beatles #6 New
Good Golly Miss Molly-Swinging Blue Jeans
Chapel Of Love-Dixie Cups

Bits and Pieces-Dave Clark Five #1
Highest debut The Very Thought Of You-Rick Nelson #25
Personal Pick
Yesterday's Gone-Chad & Jeremy
She's A Bad Motorcycle-The Creatones
Long Tall Shorty-Tommy Tucker

Ammouncement of Elvis' new single Viva Las Vegas

Thursday, April 23, 2009

KFXM April 23, 1971

Joy To The World-Three Dog Night #1
Highest debut Kool Aid-Paul Humphrey #27
If anyone is interested, I see four remakes on this survey.
It Don't Come Easy-Ringo Starr so that puts three Beatles on this survey, no George Harrison, but there is a song on the survey written by George.
Nathan Jones-Supremes

Thom Devine gets his picture on the cover.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

KFXM April 22, 1960

Fame and Fortune/Stuck On You-Elvis Presley #1
Highest debut Cathy's Clown-Everly Brothers #27 New
Big Boy Pete-Olympics

See Henry Mancini in person at the Riverside Plaza with the KFXM DJs!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

K/mentertainer April 19, 1969

Hair-Cowsills #1
Highest debut Stand-Sly & The Family Stone #21 New
Nothing But A Heartache-Flirtations
Turn Around And Love You-Rita Coolidge
Get Back-Beatles
Harry Scarborough saving California from the big earthquake
Booker T & The MGs
K/men quotes

Saturday, April 18, 2009

KFXM Tiger Mag April 18, 1969

Atlantis-Donovan #1
I listened to the countdown show and the songs I heard were written down and I made up this list.
May I-Bill Deal #8 big hit here, although I never did care for this song.

KFXM and K/men April 17, 1964

Shangri-La-Robert Maxwell #1
Highest debut PS I Love You-Beatles #28 Personal Picks
Little Children-Billy J Kramer
Just One Look-Hollies
Walk On By-Dionne Warwick
Roll Over Beethoven-Beatles
Kiss Me Quick/Suspicion-Elvis Presley
Sweets For My Sweets-Searchers

#1 PS I Love You/Love Me Do-Beatles which is the highest debut on the top ten. Notice it's on the Capital of Canada Label (not yet released on Tollie?)
Aint Nothin' You Can Do-Bobby Bland debuting at #10
Winken Blinken and Nod-The Big Three

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lynn Bryson of KFXM and K/men

An email I received awhile back. If anyone has information feel free to contact Casey or me.

Hey man,
Kind of a random story, but I'll tell it anyway as I'm hoping you may have actually heard my dad on the radio, back in the day.

I was watching Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and in one of the scenes the main character gets a call about his tv show from a man named Larry Golberg. This was one of my dad's bosses he used to talk about when he worked for hannah barbera and with danny hutton. Anyway I google that and it eventually leads me to your blog with lynn bryson and Big Mean Drag Machine.

If you know or remember anything about my dad or know how to go about finding his records/memorbillia I would really appreciate anything you could say. He passed away 3 years ago and always had crazy stories to tell about his DJ days and his records. Anyway hopefully that's enough to wet your whistle. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks,
Casey Bryson

I wish I had, but never did hear your dad. I didn't start listening to the radio until 1966 and he had left KFXM and KMEN by then.
If you want me to, I can post a blog entry with your inquiry and email address, and you might get some responses.
I also collect records, and I know quite a few people who also collect, and I'll ask. Let me know if you want me to post your name and email address.

Hey Doug,
Thanks for replying. Sorry it has taken so long to reply back. Please go ahead and post away. Who knows what response we'll get.
Oh hey by the way. I searched your blog again and found some really cool pics and info about my dad that I haven't seen before. I just wanted to letyou know how thankful I am that you took the time to do that. I'm sure you weren't looking for this kind of response, but it means a lot to my family.
Thanks again,

If anyone has any info they would like to share, contact Casey at

Thursday, April 16, 2009

KFXM April 16, 1971

KFXM, but no more K/men for 1971 until MayJoy To The World-Three Dog Night #1
Highest debut Sweet and Innocent-Donny Osmond Hey! It's almost a Top 40. they're numbered up to #37
Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones
House At Pooh Corner-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

KFXM April 15, 1960

Sixteen Reasons-Connie Stevens #1
Highest debut Mojo Workout-Larry Bright #33
Cathy's Clown-Everly Brothers
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles-Jack Lemmon
Notice the phone numbers for requests at the bottom of the KFXM survey

Sunday, April 12, 2009

K/mentertainer April 12, 1969

Hair-Cowsills #1
Highest debut Atlantis-Donovan #21 Cover shows an Easter and earthquake theme.
Hit Bound
Day Is Done-Peter, Paul & Mary
I remember the first time I heard this song was a live version by Peter, Paul & Mary on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Union Gap refuse to perform.
Coming soon! Crosby, Stills & Nash!

KFXM April 11, 1969

All I know is that the #1 song of the week on KFXM was Atlantis-Donovan. The following is what I typed up at the time. Very likely #2 was Hair-Cowsills which was last weeks #1.
I did come up with my own estimated top ten based on last week's survey, and from the positions I got from next week's survey, when I listened to the weekly countdown, but I don't even remember my method to calculate it. So above is the survey with all the facts I had.

Friday, April 10, 2009

KFXM and K/men April 10, 1964

Shangra-La-Robert Maxwell #1
Highest debut Ronnie-Four Seasons #26 Personal Pick Not Fade Away-Rolling Stones

Can't Buy Me Love-Beatles #1
Highest debut Do You Want To Know A Secret-Beatles #7
In the K/men-dous Ten besides the half Beatles/British Invasion there is also Motown, Jan & Dean, Orchestral hits and Chuck Berry , very similar to the KFXM top ten.
I Only Have Eyes For You-Cliff Richard

Comment written about the Talkathon on the back of the K/mentertainer

Thursday, April 09, 2009

KFXM April 9, 1971and K/men April 7-13, 1971

K/MEN Playlist starting April 7
#1 Joy To The World-Three Dog Night
Highest Debut I Don't Blame You At All-Smokey Robinson & The Miracles New
House At Pooh Corner-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Music Director Dave Sebastion

Joy To The World-Three Dog Night #1
Highest debut Never Can Say Goodbye-Jackson Five #23

The new meets the old. Picture of Thom Devine who is replacing Don Mann on KFXM

All the DJs on the Diving board.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

KFXM April 8, 1960

Sweet Nothings-Brenda Lee #1
Highest debut #25 Fame and Fortune/Stuck On You-Elvis Presley
also new Fannie Mae-Buster Brown #39
Wax To Watch
Don't Eat The Daisies-Doris Day

Sunday, April 05, 2009

K/mentertainer April 5, 1969

Hair-Cowsills #1
Highest debut Gitarzan-Ray Stevens #20 New

Saturday, April 04, 2009

KFXM (NON) Tiger Mag April 4, 1969

KFXM stopped printing the Tiger Mag. Below is the survey that would have been.
One thing I didn't remember is that I must have had a copy of the playlist, because I glued part of it on last week's survey below (the bottom section of The Jones Boys Picks) Why I didn't keep the rest, I don't know. Where I got it, I don't remember. The only place that I would have gone in 1969 that might have had a playlist would have been Lyle's Record City, but I really don't remember.

Hair-Cowsills #1
Highest debut Atlantis-Donovan #12 The flip side of To Susan On The West Coast Waiting finally charting.

Good Times Bad Times-Led Zeppelin. The debut single of The "New Yardbirds" They just barely made it into the 1960's.

Easier to read the list below.

Friday, April 03, 2009

KFXM and K/men April 3, 1964

Can't Buy Me Love-Beatles #1
Highest debut Hi-Heel Sneakers-Tommy Tucker #6
None of the new songs in the Ten are British Invaders. New
Louie-Go Home-Paul Revere & The Raiders
Ronnie-Four Seasons
Coming April 3rd The 2nd Annual K/men Talkathon

The new K/men Rebounds Album

Oh yes, I am missing another KFXM survey
Based on the Last Week column of next weeks survey, most of the KFXM Top 40 for this week.
Twist & Shout-Beatles #1

Thursday, April 02, 2009

KFXM April 2, 1971

Joy To The World-Three Dog Night #1
Highest debut I Love You For All Seasons-Fuzz #23 New
Albert Flasher-Guess Who
Red Eye Blues-Redeye
Full size Doug Collins picture this week

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

KFXM April 1, 1960

Sweet Nothins-Brenda Lee #1
Highest debut Ooh Poo Pah Doo-Jessie Hill New
Dearest-Al Martino
Stairway To Heaven-Neil Sedaka
White Tennis Sneakers-Jan & Dean
Wonderful World-San Cooke