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QuickCheck: Russ O’Hara, KRLA Los Angeles | June 12, 1969

1969 was a good year for Top 40 radio in Los Angeles. KFWB was still around, albeit more like a Middle of the Road station, 93/KHJ was at the top of it’s game, and then there was KRLA. Never the powerhouse hit station that other AMs were, past or future, it was a warm and cozy station that played current music and featured warm personalities. You’d probably call it your parent’s music station.

Russ O’Hara is filling in for Rob Foster (KFRC) here. Russ is a laid-back jock, one you’d perhaps find on a late 70s/early 80s Soft Rock FM station. Its a cozy aircheck, and shows that KRLA was certainly not going to try and beat KHJ at its own game.

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  1. Russ is filling in for Reb Foster (a Los Angeles legend at KFWB and KRLA), not Rob.

    The KFRC jock was Bob Foster.

    And, during this period, summer and fall 1969, KRLA came the closest to beating KHJ that they ever did.


  2. PS: KFWB switched to all-news in March, 1968. In 1969, it was KHJ, KRLA and KDAY. KHJ was #1, KRLA #3 and KDAY unrated in the fall Pulse numbers.


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