Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Goodbye Davy Jones of The Monkees

As the world knows, we lost Davy Jones of the Monkees.   In  September of 1966, this is how KFXM helped introduce them to the Inland Empire.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

KFXM and KOLA February 25-26, 1977

Torn Between Two Lovers-Mary MacGregor #1
Walk This Way-Aerosmith #2
New in the top ten
but Boogie Child-Bee Gees up to #11
Highst debut
Long Time-Boston #23
also new
First Cut Is The Deepest-Rod Stewart #25
Same advertisement on the back of each survey
Fly Like An Eagle-Steve Miller Band # 1
New in the top ten
Rich Girl-Daryl Hall & John Oates #9
The Tings We do For Love 10CC #10
Highest debut
Hotel California-Eagles #37

Saturday, February 25, 2012

KFXM February 23, 1981

9 To 5-Dolly Parton #1
next week , an actual survey again

Thursday, February 23, 2012

KFXM and KOLA February 22 and 23, 1974

Ted Brown and Doug Collins
The Way We Were-Barbara Streisand #1
New in the top ten
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)-Rolling Stones #9
Last Time I Saw Him-Diana Ross #10
Highest debut
In The Mood-Bette Mildler #24
Future Hits
Hooked On a Feeling-Blue Swede
Bennie & The Jets-Elton John
Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #1
New in the top ten
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)-Rolling Stones #7
Dark Lady-Cher #10
Jet-Paul McCartney #10
Highest debut
The Lord's Prayer-Sister Janet Mead #31
On A Night Like This-Bob Dylan
I have To Say I Love You In A Song-Jim Croce
Star Baby-Guess Who

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brian Lord on K/MEN

I received information from Dave McCormick (K/men 1967-1971) that Brian Lord, one of the original K/men, passed away recently.  The following link gives information about Brian Lord.

Monday, February 20, 2012

KOLA February 19, 1977

Night Moves-Bob Seger #1
New in the top ten
Theme From A Star Is Born-Barbara Streisand #9
Dancing Queen-Abba #10
Highest debut
All Strung Out-John Travolta #34
Also new
Right Time Of The Night-Jennifer Warnes

Sunday, February 19, 2012

KFXM February 18, 1977

Torn Between Two Lovers-Mary MacGregor #1
New in the top ten
Theme From A Star Is Born-Barbara Streisand #9
Night Moves-Bob Seger #10
Highest debut
Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow-Tom Jones #23
In Concert
Grateful Dead at The Swing Auditorium
Rick Nelson and The Stone Canyon Band at The Brandin' Iron

Saturday, February 18, 2012

KFXM February 15, 1974

Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #1
New in the top ten
Boogie Down-Eddie Kendricks #4
Dark Lady-Cher #6
Jungle Boogie-Kool & The Gang #8
Highest debut
Rock & Roll Hochie Coo-Rick Derringer #21
Future Hits
There Won't Be Anymore-Charlie Rich
Star-Stealer's Wheel 

Friday, February 17, 2012

KOLA February 16, 1974

Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #1
New in the top ten
Jungle Boogie-Kool & The Gang #8
Boogie Down-Eddie Kendricks #10
Highest debut
Must Be Love-James Gang #35
also new
 Oh My My-Ringo Starr
Hooked On A Feeling-Blue Swede

Thursday, February 16, 2012

KFXM February 16, 1981

Hey Nineteen-Steely Dan #1
New in the top ten
Woman-John Lennon #8
The Best Of Times-Styx #9
Highest debut
Smokey Mountain Rain-Ronnie Milsap #28
Future Hits
Fade Away-Bruce Springsteen 
Fireflies-Fleetwood Mac
Blacksack-Rupert Holmes

Monday, February 13, 2012

More about Harry

A few more comments about Harry Scarborough

Anonymous said...
OMG! I'm stunned and saddened to learn about Harry's passing. I hope the details aren't as stark as reported, homeless and alone.

He was born on August 8, 1943, in Huntsville, Tx., an only child.
He left KGB to follow Buzz Bennett to KCBQ. The magical days of the "Boss Jocks". When Buzz left "Q" suddenly, Harry moved on to KIMN and KTLK in Denver, and then back to California...San Francisco. He loved San Francisco.
He was a gifted radio talent in his prime. I hope his soul is resting in peace and sunshine...
Keep on truckin' HSJ :)

Mon Jan 30, 12:56:00 AM PST

I just saw the sad news about Harry Scarborough and thought you might enjoy a story about vintage Harry.

I worked as a go-fer at KMEN in 1971 and spent many nights going through the station's old file cabinets. There were a thousand things I now wish I'd Xeroxed then: Stacks of the original KMEN Weekly Record Buyer's Guides, letters back and forth between Bill Watson in San Bernardino and Ron Jacobs in Fresno, memos from Watson to the DJs and from General Manager Jerry Jolstad to damn near everyone, and much more. I didn't copy any of those items, but one other piece was so extraordinary that I copied it and kept it for years. In fact, it may still be buried out in my garage somewhere. (If I can find it, I'll send it to you.)

The item I refer to was a copy of Harry Scarborough's job application. The station's application asked for all the normal stuff: employment history, references and the like.

Harry refused to fill it out and instead wrote and attached a long essay about how that kind of cookie cutter application demeaned him as and individual and as a creative, unique person. It was one of the most brilliantly written, outrageous things I'd ever seen. It was hilarious and frightening and bizarre all at once. If I had been the program director I wouldn't have known whether to hire him immediately or to hide behind a closed door if he ever again drove down that dusty road through the cow pasture.

Rest in peace, Harry. You were one of a kind.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

KOLA February 12, 1977

Blinded By The Light-Manfred Mann's Earth Band #1
New in the top ten
Long Time-Boston #9
Carry On Wayward Son-Kansas #10
Highest debut
Maybe I'm Amazed-Wings(Paul McCartney) #33
For Beatles fans Ringo Starr and George Harrison are also in the top 30
Also debuting
Southern Nights-Glen Campbell #35
Disco Lucy-Wilton Place Street Band #37

Saturday, February 11, 2012

KFXM February 11, 1977

Car Wash-Rose Royce #1
New in the top ten
Hard Luck Woman-Kiss #9
Torn Between Two Lovers-Mary MacGregor #10
Highest debut
I Like Dreamin'-Kenny Nolan #22

Something I always found interesting.  The number 2 listing I Wish/Isn't She Lovely-Stevie Wonder is unusual.  Why? Isn't She Lovely is not the flip side of I WishIsn't She Lovely was not a single.  It may be one of the best known Stevie Wonder songs.   How many people in 1977 went to the record department to buy the 45, and had to buy the album to get it? 
also debuting
Boogie Child-Bee Gees #23
Rich Girl-Daryl Hall & John Oates #24
The Johnny Otis Fabulous Oldies Show
Featuring The Drifters The Coasters Rivingtons Rosie & The Originals Shirley & Lee
at the Swing Auditorium

Thursday, February 09, 2012

KFXM February 9, 1981

The Tide Is High-Blondie #1
New in the top ten
Nine To Five-Dolly Parton #7
Miss Sun-Boz Scaggs #9
Highest debut
Rapture-Blondie #27
Just Between You And Me-April Wine
The winner Takes All-Abba
Smoky Mountain Rain-Ronnie Milsap
I'm not familiar with
Do It In The Name Of Love-Sid Herring debuting at #30

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

KFXM and KOLA February 8-9, 1974

Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #1
New in the top ten
Rock On-David Essex #7
Until You Come Back To Me-Aretha Franklin #9
Eres Tu-Mocedades #10
Highest debut
Aba-Ca-Dabra-DeFranco Family #26
Sunshine On My Shoulders-John Denver
My Sweet Lady-Cliff DeYoung

I believe this is Ted Brown below 
Not sure who the person above is.  Anyone know? 

Love's Theme-Love Unlimited Orchestra #1
new in the top ten
Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks #3
Until You Come Back To Me-Aretha Franklin #9
Highes debut
Sunshine On My Shoulder-John Denver #33
also new
Bernie(Bennie) And The Jets-Elton John
In The Mood-Bette Midler 

Thursday, February 02, 2012

KFXM February 2, 1981

Based on next weeks survey
The Tide Is High Blondie #1
next week, an actual 1981 survey!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

KFXM February 1, 1974 KOLA February 2, 1974

Americans-Byron MacGregor #1
Nothing new in the top ten
Highest debut
I Shall Sing-Art Garfunkel #27
Put Your Hands Together-O'Jays
Love Song-Anne Murray
Americans-Byron MacGregor #1
new in the top ten
Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker-Rolling Stones #9
Highest debut
Jet-Wings #28
also new
Come And Get Your Love-Redbone
Rock and Roll Hoochie Hoo-Rick Derringer
I've Got A Thing About You, Baby-Elvis Presley