The Real Pete McNeil on KYNO Fresno | 1966

Here’s a suspiciously knockoff sounding Pete McNeil on KYNO Fresno. Interesting that he’s known as The Real Paul McNeil, while in Los Angeles, The Real Don Steele was on 93/KHJ. KYNO was owned by Eugene Chenault. Prior to 1965, Bill Drake was the programmer here, and his “Boss Radio” format was tested first at KYNO before he imported it to KHJ and other RKO/General-owned stations. By the time of this aircheck, the ‘Drake’ sound was already heard in San Francisco at 610 KFRC, Los Angeles at KHJ and here, as well as KGB San Diego and some others.

Johnny Hall, 1300 KYNO Fresno | 1968

The Drake sound was alive and well at KYNO, in fact, it was big here before Bill Drake took it to KHJ in Los Angeles. This is the Johnny Hall show, and it features ALL the major elements that would make up Boss Radio; Johnny Mann jingles., familiar talkovers – short, snappy and to the point which was a major departure from the long-winded approach that most non-Drake top 40 jocks used up to that time. Rather than describe the Drake sound, just listen – as most of this audience is very familiar with the accomplishments of Bill Drake, the Programmer and Consultant. KYNO was one of his early successes and his accomplishment at this station really opened the door to what became a universal ‘Drake’ sound used all over the West Coast in the 60s, and places like Oklahoma C...