Tuesday, May 29, 2012

KFXM May 29, 1959

The Battle Of New Orleans-Johnny Horton #1
New in the top ten
Bongo Rock/Bongo Party-Preston Epps #10
Till There Was You-Anita Bryant
High Hopes/All My Tomorrows-Frank Sinatra
Lonely Boy/Your Love-Paul Anka
Hushabye-The Mystics
MTA-Kingston Trio
Forty Days-ronnie Hawkins

Friday, May 25, 2012

KFXM May 25, 1981

First 1981 survey I have to post since April 20th
Too Much Time On My Hands-Styx #1
New in the top ten this week
America-Neil Diamond #10
Highest debut
The Stroke -Billy Squier #26
Future Hits
Elvira-Oak Ridge Boys
Morning Train-Sheena Easton

In Concert
Isley Brothers
at the Swing Auditorium

Thursday, May 24, 2012

KFXM May 23, 1977

Sir Duke-Stevie Wonder #1
New in the top ten-Nothing
But Undercover Angel-Alan O'Day moved up from #10 to #6
Highest debut and only debut
Life In The Fastlane-Eagles #23


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KFXM May 22, 1959

Battle Of New Orleans-Johnny Horton #1
New in the top ten
Personality-Lloyd Price #3
Dream Lover-Bobby Darin #7
Kansas City-Wilbert Harrison #9
Almost Grown-Chuck Berry #10
Wax To Watch
Tallahasee Lassie-Freddy Cannon
Pointed Toe Shoes-Carl Perkins
Gotta New Girl-Bobby Day
Crying My Heart Out Over You-Neil Sedaka
Dodger Baseball on KFXM

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

KFXM May 13 and 22, 1974

The Streak-Ray Stevens #1 both weeks
new in the top ten May 13th
Band On The Run-Paul McCartney #2
You Make Me Feel Brand New-Stylistics #8
Highest debut
The Same Love That Made Me Laugh-Bill Withers #26
Future Hits
Save The Last Dance For Me-DeFranco Family
Be Thankful For What You Got-William DeVaughn

In Concert
Swing Auditorium
Linda Ronstadt
plus Dan Hicks
New in the top ten
Billy Don't Be A Hero-Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods #6
Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot #9
Highest debut
Hollywood Swinging-Kool & The Gang #20
Future Hits
If You Want To Get To Heaven-Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Rock and Roll Heaven-Righteous Brothers
Haven't Got Time For The Pain-Carly Simon

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bee Gees on K/men

We lost Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees this week.
This is the first article published about the Bee Gees in the K/mnentertainer in May 1967
Their first single New York Mining Disaster 1941 was listed on the K/men charts for three weeks,  but never made it to the KFXM survey.
July 1967, first whole page story in the K/mentertainer

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

KFXM May 16, 1977

When I Need You-Leo Sayer #1
New in the top ten
Dreams-Fleetwood Mac #3
Boogie Man-KC & The Sunshine Band #6
Undercover Angel-Alan O'Day #13
Highest debut
Lonely Boy-Andrew Gold #19
Roy Orbison at The Brandin Iron.  Wish I would have gone to see him.

KFXM May 15, 1959

Quiet Village-Martin Denny #1
New in the top ten
Lovers Never Say Goodbye-Flamingos #4
Six Nights A Week-Crests #8
New "Wax To Watch"
Along Came Jones-Coasters
Moritat-Rene Hall & His Guitars
Cherrystone-Addrisi Bros

Anyone know about this One?
Money Money Money-"Fontana's Own" Bob Pergrim

Saturday, May 12, 2012

KFXM May 9, 1974

OK, I'm not sure about this survey.  It's in my handwriting, but did I listen to the KFXM countdown of the top 30?  Did I estimate the songs that dropped off the next week (in red), by next week's survey?  I don't remember.  I know that some handwritten surveys I have were based on listening to the countdown, but I'm not sure if this one was, because of the ones marked in red are the ones that fell off the next week.  Anyone have an original?
The Streak-Ray Stevens #1
new in the top ten
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely-Main Ingredient #9
(I've Been ) Searchin' So Long-Chicago #10
Highest debut
For The Love Of Money-O'Jays #23
Future Hits
Another Park, Another Sunday-Doobie Brothers
If You Love Me, Let Me Know-Olivia Newton-John
I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore-Charlie Rich

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

KFXM May 8, 1959

Sorry I Ran All The Way Home-Impalas #1
The Battle Of New Orleans-Johnny Horton
Judy-David Seville
Personality-Lloyd Price
Maverick-Don Ralke
I'm Ready/Little Margie-Fats Domino
You're So Fine-Falcons

K/MEN Tom Becker

Received this message from Johnny Helm, so I'm passing it on to my readers.
In Memoriam

Our belated condolences go out to the family and friends of veteran broadcaster Tom Becker, who died on Tuesday, April 24 in Ramona, CA at the age of 68. Becker, also known by his air name of Bo Donovan, began his radio career in 1964 at KXO in his hometown of El Centro, CA. Two years later, Becker was named PD/morning personality at KDES-AM & FM/Palm Springs, CA. Subsequent stops included KROY/Sacramento and KMEN/Riverside, and, from 1971-1973, Becker held programming and on-air positions in Los Angeles with KDAY, KLAC and KBQ. Becker was later named Director of Programming for SRO Broadcasting in Seattle and supervised all nine SRO stations, including the mighty KZOK, which rocketed from zero to No. 1 in 63 days.
In October 1976, Becker joined Tuesday Productions in San Diego as VP of its Broadcast Division. In 1984, Becker formed the creative services firm Silvertree Inc. and served as the company's President and Creative Director. An avid pilot, Becker devoted himself full-time to airport management for the County of San Diego after retiring from the creative services industry. Becker is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cova; two children; two grandsons; and his mother, Grace. "Bo was a great broadcaster and one of the nicest, funniest guys I have ever known," said Greenhouse Marketing Group's Jim Hampton, who used to work with Becker back in the day at Ken Draper and Chuck Blore's syndication company, programming db. More details on Becker's life and accomplishments can be found in his obituary, where people can also leave messages for his family.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

KFXM May 2 and 9, 1977

First last week' survey
When I Need You-Leo Sayer #1 for both weeks
New in the top ten May 9, 1977
Sir Duke-Stevie Wonder #3
Highest debut
Gonna Fly Now-Bill Conti #19

Friday, May 04, 2012

KFXM May 3, 1974

Loco-motion-Grand Funk Railroad #1
New in the top ten
The Entertainer-Marvin Hamlish #8
Highest debut
The Streak-Ray Stevens #14
Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot
My Girl Bill-Jim Stafford
One Hell Of A Woman-Mac Davis 

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

KFXM and KOLA April 29-30, 1977

Hotel California-Eagles #1
New in the top ten
Lido Shuffle-Boz Scaggs #8
Couldn't Get It Right-Climax Blues and #9
I Wanna Get Next To You-Rose Royce #10
Highest debut
Mainstreet-Bob Seger #26
Looks like we have the original Edgrrr back for at least a moment.
Sir Duke-Stevie Wonder #1