1500 KROQ

Jimmy Rabbitt, KROQ AM/FM Pasadena CA | November, 1976

Date of Recording: 11.xx.1976 Exact Date Unknown Station: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM KROQ Pasadena, California, USA Format: Hit-Based AOR Featured Air Personality: Jimmy Rabbitt Contributor: Frank Davis Comments: This is a very unique aircheck in the sense that it probably illustrates what Freeform Progressive Rock radio really sounded like at it’s apex in the mid 1970s. Now, we’re not sure if this was a special show or if this was the actual day-to-day format of KROQ, but we do know a few facts. First, KROQ is an AM 1500/FM 106.1 simulcast. Second, Jimmy Rabbitt is a jock known better to Texans than those in Los Angeles (in fact, he’s in the Texas radio Hall of Fame). Here, Rabbitt is very long winded, playing songs of many different genres, then (in his second break), talks abo...

Charlie Tuna, KROQ 1500 AM Los Angeles | June, 1973

A slice of L.A. Radio history is heard in this rare recording of the legendary Charlie Tuna (left) on KROQ-AM. A time before the now-legendary K-Rock on FM, this station started out as an original Top 40, KBLA, and after a number of format changes, returned to Top 40 from the ashes of Country station KBBQ in 1972. The next year (around the time of this aircheck), the former KPPC-FM 106.7 was added, and today’s KROQ-FM was born. This is so unique. A tradtional, 70s-style, Rock-based Top 40 station on AM, with news and other full-service elements not found anywhere on music radio today. You will enjoy. You WILL. Above: an old KROQ AM 1500 poster featuring Paul Oscar Anderson Scott Fybush took this photo of the old KROQ-AM Antenna Array in 2006 during one of his antenna site trips. Copy...

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