Monday, January 30, 2012

K/MEN Concerts 1967/1968

A few of the concerts sponsored by K/MEN in 1967 and 1968
Eric Burdon & The Animals

Saturday, January 28, 2012

KFXM January 28, 1977 KOLA January 29, 1977

Car Wash-Rose Royce #1
New in the top ten
Nothing, but
Walk This Way-Aerosmith new at #11
So what became of this group 35 years later?
Highest debut
Go Your Own Way-Fletwood Mac #23
New Kid In Town-Eagles #1
New in the top ten
Walk This Way-Aerosmith #5
Save It For A Rainy Day-Stephen Bishop #7
I Like Dreamin'-Kenny Nolan #8
Highest debut
Crackerbox Palace-George Harrison #36 
Hey Baby-Ringo Starr
 Bite Your Lip-Elton John
KOLA presented record report with Robert W. Morgan

Friday, January 27, 2012

KFXM January 25, 1974 & KOLA January 26, 1974

Smokin' In The Boys Room-Brownsville Station #1
New in the top ten
Spiders & Snakes-Jim Stafford #10
Highest debut
Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #24
Love Song-Anne Murray
Come And Get Your Love-Redbone 

Concert At The Swing Auditorium
Uriah Heep
KOLA presents
anyone listen on Sunday night?
Americans-Byron MacGregor #1
New in the top ten
Love's Theme-Love Unlimited #9
The Way We Were-Barbara Streisand #10
Highest debut
I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind-Four Tops #27
Energy Crisis '74-Dickie Goodman
Midnight Rider-Gregg Allman

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


The KMEN in October 1965
The KMEN end of 1967

Monday, January 23, 2012

KOLA January 22, 1977

In comparison with the KFXM survey
New Kid In Town-Eagles  #1
new in the top ten
Enjoy Yourself-Jacksons #6
Fly Like An Eagle-Steve Miller Band #7
Night Moves-Bob Seger #10
Highest debut
Rich Girl-Daryl Hall & John Oates #35
also new
All Along The Watchtower-Dave Mason # 39 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

KFXM January 21, 1977

Santana and Flo & Eddie in concert, but where?
Car Wash-Rose Royce #1
New in the top ten
Blinded By The Light-Manfred Mann's Earth Band #8
Fly Like An Eagle-Steve Miller Band #10
Highest debut
Lost Without Your Love-Bread #22

Thursday, January 19, 2012

KFXM January 19, 1981

The Tide Is High-Blondie #1
New in the top ten
Tell It Like It Is-Heart #8
Celebration-Kool & The Gang #9
Hey 19-Steely Dan #10
Highest debut
Sorry, there isn't a debut on the top 30 this week
Future Hits
The Best Of Times-Styx
Kiss On My List-Daryl Hall & John Oates
Do It In The Name Of Love-Sid Herring
The 1980s with interest rates from 18-20% and K-Kars

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

KFXM January 18, 1974 KOLA January 19, 1974

Denis Robins
The Joker-Steve Miller Band #1
New In The Top Ten
Americans-Byron MacGregor #4
You're Sixteen-Ringo Starr #7
The Way We Were-Barbara Streisand #10 
Highest debut
Sister Mary Elephant-Cheech & Chong #25
Dark Lady-Cher
Midnight Rider-Gregg Allman
Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks 
A change in the KOLA survey this week
Americans-Byron MacGregor #1
New in the top ten
Walk Like A Man-Grand Funk Railroad #9
Highest debut
Dark Lady-Cher #27
also debuting
Boogie Down-Eddie Kendricks #39
Last Time I Saw Him-Diana Ross #40

Saturday, January 14, 2012

KFXM January 14, 1977 KOLA January 15, 1977/Top 100 of 1976

Hot Line-Sylvers #1
New in the top ten
Jeans On David Dundas #7
Year Of The Cat-Al Stewart #8
Highest debut
Enjoy Yourself-Jacksons #21
also debuting
Night Moves-Bob Seger #22 (33? No)

Car Wash-Rose Royce #1
New in the top ten
Blinded By The Light-Manfred Mann's Earth Band #9
Highest debut
Boogie Child-Bee Gees #36 
KOLA this week published their Top 100 of 1976
Silly Love Songs-Paul McCartney/Wings #1
Fly Robin Fly-Silver Convention #100 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

KFXM January 12, 1981

First 1981 KFXM published survey with:
Starting Over-John Lennon #1
Back up to 30 songs from 20 on December 22, 1980.  Comparing with the last survey from 1980, new in the top ten 
Passion-Rod Stewart #6
Guilty-Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb #10
#30 is Here Is My Love-Tommy Dee The research I did  shows this is a song from the movie The Idolmaker.  But is this the same Tommy Dee who did Three Stars from 1959?  Probably not.  Probably a name created for the movie.

REO Speedwagon in concert
Outlaws in concert with 38 Special

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

KFXM and KOLA January 11-12, 1974 + KOLA Top 99 of 1973

Gary Shannon on KFXM
The Joker-Steve Miller Band #1
New in the top ten
Love's Theme-Love Unlimited Orchestra #9
I've Got To Use My Imagination-Gladys Knight & The Pips #10
Highest debut
The Americans-Byron MacGregor #26
Rock On-David Essex
Sister Mary Elephant-Cheech & Chong
Smokin' In The Boy's Room-Brownsville Station #1
New in the top ten
Let Me Be There-Olivia Newton-John #7
Spiders & Snakes-Jim Stafford #10
Highest debut
Heartbreaker-Rolling Stones #33
KOLA Top 99 of 1973
Killing Me Softly With His Song-Roberta Flack #1
Peaceful-Helen Reddy #99

Monday, January 09, 2012

Harry Scarborough

  Comments posted by readers
Was this the KMEN Harry Scarborough?

In the Sunday, 01/09/12, San Francisco Chronicle Radio Columnist Ben Fong Torres wrote:

R.I.P. Harry Scarborough, a talented Top 40 DJ who logged time on KSFX in the '70s. Not much is known about him, although one friend said he was in his mid-60s and had been in ill health for about eight years, living in a subsidized apartment in Marin County and, more recently, in a van parked near (San Francisco's )Ocean Beach.

At the listing for Harry Scarborough's career includes both KSFX and KMEN so it looks like sad news.

Yeah, a verrrry sad situation about the former "Happiness Harry" Scarborough. True enough, he did (at last report) live in his van. Harry apparently never could drop back into society, preferring to live his life as freely as possible. That was the essence of his entire life it would seem.
He should be remembered for really bringing fun changes to K/MEN while he was there was program director.
Rest in peace forever, Harry, ride the stars joyously, old friend.

Lord Darth Rageous! has left a new comment on your post "KFXM January 7, 1977":
HEARING ABOUT THE UNEXPECTED passing of the late Harry Scarborough, and finding barely two sentences said about the man concerning notice of his death, caused me to respond directly to the San Francisco Chronicle columnist. for those interested, my email comments to Mr. Ben Fong-Torres are disclosed here:

"dear Mr. Fong-Torres,

the two-sentence liner about the apparent passing of "Happiness Harry" Scarborough is met with sadness and incredulity about the lack of research on your part to define just who this man was!

there are many people out here in Cyberland AND in the "real world" who remember Harry with fondness, great memories and now mourning for this individual who has passed in the Great Beyond. therefore, FYI, following is information and commentary about this wonderful former disk jockey/air personality who brought a truly different dimension to the glory days of Top 40 radio and later:

Harry Scarborough (9-12pm) arrived from KYNO Fresno in June to replace Bob Foster when he went to KIMN in Denver. Harry would soon move to the 6-9AM shift after Jim Carson went to KFRC. Harry was well suited for this slot, encouraging his listeners to ‘rise and rejoice’ to open the new day. Harry went over to KCBQ in 1971, and now works for the gas company in Orange County.

Harry Scarborough
KSTN [Stockton CA] 1965 - Ted Bear
KKJO [St Joseph MO] 1965
KELP [El Paso TX] 1966
KMBY [Monterey CA] 1966
WDGY [Minneapolis MN] 1967
KQRS [Minneapolis] 1967
KRUX [Phoenix AZ] 1968
KMEN [San Bernardino CA] 1969
KYNO [Fresno CA] 1969
KGB [San Diego CA] 1970
KCBQ [San Diego CA] 1971
KIMN [Denver CO] 1971
KTLK [Denver] 1972
KSFX [San Francisco] 1973
KPRI [San Diego] 1978
KCBQ [San Diego] 1981
KWAV [Monterey] 1985
KNRY [Monterey] 1986
KIOI [San Francisco] 1992
Now: 'Living in the mountains of Southern California. In the travel wholesale industry.'

I got to know Harry when he was program director (and doing his own DJ gig) at the former K/MEN 129 radio station in San Bernardino circa 1968-1969. he was an enlightening individual who always brought lots of joy and humor to the fore in his shows, on the telephone and in-personal contact with most folks. {attached are images from The K/MENtertainer newspaper featuring Harry on the air staff line-up.}

he shall be missed by many an ex-colleague, friend, listener and fanfare such as i was. i just wanted you to at least have some means of providing more background information identifying this good gentleman -- a real Free Spirit if you will.

thank you for all due consideration on behalf of the late Harry Scarborough. may he ride the stars in happiness unto the ultimate states of dimension, forever!"

Johnny Helm has left a new comment on your post "KFXM January 7, 1977":
I worked with Harry at K/men. He was VERY talented, but also very fragile. He was headed for BIG things in radio. After K/men he went to KGB-San Diego for morning drive. He got blown out after several months.....returned to K/men, where Dave McCormick put him on the all night show. After that blowout at KGB he sounded like a heartbroken little boy on the air. Guess he got his shit together again and worked in Denver. Last I knew, he was homeless.
Sorry to hear of his passing.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

KOLA January 8, 1977 & KOLA's Top Albums of 1976

Car Wash-Rose Royce #1
new in the top ten
Walk this Way-Aerosmith #6
Torn Between Two Lovers-Mary McGregor #7
Weekend In New England-Barry Manilow #9
Hard Luck Woman-KISS #10
Highest debut
Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac #37
Top 76 Albums of 1976 with Peter Frampton-Frampton Comes Alive #1 
How many do you have? On record? On CD?

Saturday, January 07, 2012

KFXM January 7, 1977

KFXM 1977

Hot Line-Sylvers #1
New in the top ten
New Kid In Town-Eagles #10
Highest debut
Fly Like An Eagle-Steve Miller Band #21
also debuting
Blinded By The Light-Manfred Mann's Earth Band #23
Dancing Queen-Abba #25
Beginning of 1977, and a few other groups on the KFXM survey: Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Spinners, Earth, Wind & Fire, Aerosmith, Boston, Barry Manilow, Englebert Humperdinck, Chicago, Peter Frampton, Heart. 

January 7, 1967

45 Years ago.
This was probably a regular page in the San Bernardino newspaper, trying to appeal to teenagers.   I was only going to post the music/survey information with The Monkees at #1, but I had the whole page, so I'm posting the whole page.