Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Comparing KFXM and K/MEN 1965

Had compared the year end greatest hit of 1965 for KFXM and K/MEN.  They had 67 songs in common.  That means KFXM had 33 songs on their top 100 for 1965 that didn't make the year end survey on K/MEN.  But since K/MEN had a top 129 you had 62 songs that KFXM didn't list.  Go back to the posting before this to see both surveys.  Amazing at some of the titles that didn't make each other's lists.
K/MEN also listed these songs among those didn't make the KFXM cut.  She's Just My Style-Gary Lewis/I Got You-James Brown/Just A Little-Beau Brummels/You Didn't Have To Be So Nice-Lovin' Spoonful/Tell Her No-Zombies/Love Potion #9-Searchers/I Knew You When-Billy Joe Royal/Rescue Me-Fontella Bass/I Want Candy-Strangeloves

KFXM and K/MEN Top Hits of 1965 December 27

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rhett Walker KFXM 2 pm - 6 pm 1964

Rhett Walker on KFXM 1964-1965

Just a note from one of my blog readers

Hi Doug
Just a quick note to let you know that Rhett Walker - KFXM circa 1960s - passed away in Victoria, Australia last week.
Rhett was born in New Zealand. His mother was American. His father was British. He began his radio career in Australia. He then went to the US for a number of years where he worked at various West Coast stations as an on air talent and programmer before returning to Australia in the late 1960s.
A few memories of Rhett Walker's early Australian and, later Stateside career...... (not sure where KFXM fitted into this time line ?)

Getting the ball rolling as night time DJ and sometime pop star at station 2UW in Sydney - circa late 1950/ early ' 60s
Across the Pacific to his mother's homeland.... and ....
Early days at KOL - AM in Seattle... (Rhett apparently third from the left.. hangin' out of the KOL - AM woodie wagon..)

Moving up by moving down to KRLA in Southern California (see page 11).. where he eventually replaced Casey Kasem !
Rhett doing the full celebrity DJ bit at KRLA
Rhett appears on Donovan's 1967 live album. doing the stage intros in Anaheim, CA
... And then onto KRUX in Phoenix as PD..
From there, it was just about back to Australia... in fact, back to 3DB (?) in Melbourne.... then 3AK..... and on and on he went through 6PR, 3KZ, Fox.. etc
Finally, a recap of his career (up to the mid - 1970s) as published in America's 'Billboard' music industry magazine in September, 1974
Rhett quit radio years ago and became an academic, eventually rising to the position of Professor of Business at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia.
All the best
Bruce Corneil

Today in K/MEN Surveys December 23, 1967

Friday, December 21, 2012

Today In KFXM Surveys December 21, 1962

KFXM TigerRadio Vic Moreno

From the missing TigerRadio website Vic Moreno
Click on each page to enlarge and read

From the missing TigerRadio website Vic Moreno
Click on each page to enlarge and read

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

KFXM TigerRadio "Greg Mitchell"

Well, I'm back.  I finally found time to do some scanning and posting.   I'll try not to take such a long break again.  Thanks for being patient.  Now back to the biographies from the KFXM "missing" Website.
From the missing TigerRadio website George Junak "Greg Mitchell"

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Be Back Soon KFXM and K/men

Sorry everyone.  I've been really busy with business and personal stuff lately.  Will get back to posting soon.  Here's a couple of things from past postings.
KFXM About 35 Years Ago

K/men 42 Years Ago
Christmas Music on K/men 1970