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Dave Hull, 1110 KRLA Pasadena | September, 1966

Date of Recording: September, 1966 (Exact date unknown) Station: 1110 KRLA Pasadena, California Featured Air Talent: Dave Hull (Hullabaloo) Contributor: Robyn Watts Aircheck Entry: 1421 Comments: Here’s a restored recording of 1110 KRLA. The source tape was a bit worn and it was recorded on a machine that wound the tape a tad slow. After pitch adjustment and some EQ and Noise Reduction, it’s listenable. This sounds like a progressive rock station to my ears, more than a Top 40 station. The jingles were very… long and had a hard rock sound to them. Sounds like a station a lot of people today would have loved back then. Dave Hull is the jock. Fondly remembered as “Hullaballoo”. We’ll leave the really juicy comments to you, our visitors!

QuickCheck: A Sample of L.A. Rock History – 106.7 KPPC Pasadena | June 3, 1966

In researching this scratchy old tape that was obviously recorded from a pressed RECORD made from a recording of KPPC on 6/3/66, I discovered the rich history of 106.7 goes back to 1962 when the Pasadena Presbyterian Church (from which the call letters were derived) first launched this FM station to augment their service on AM. The storied history of this last-of-its kind AM time-share is documented in various places on the web, so I won’t re-write it here. By 1966, the church still owned KPPC, and the station wasn’t sold to Crosby-Avery Broadcasting until 1968, so while it seems unlikely that this conservative church would air Progressive Rock, either one of two things happened: A. The date on this tape is dead wrong, or B. Freeform Progressive Rock was being broadcast, at lea...

1110 KRLA Pasadena – 1972 Jingle Montage

Here’s a cool set of station jingles that I put into a montage. It was sent in on an unlabelled Maxell UR 60 cassette, with only one thing written on the case, “KRLA Jingles 1972”. The only other station that I remember ever having similar jingles was 1020 KDKA Pittsburgh. It might have been from whatever jingle company created these, or perhaps just something similar. These are very unique- some are long-form jingles lasting :30 seconds, some are short, and they include all different types of arrangements, from a church choir to Rock, Funk, Country & Western and even old Ragtime. I suppose, in theory, the station could play any kind of music and have a jingle that fit. Not having ever lived in California where I could pick up KRLA, I never heard the format in ’...

Charlie O, 1110 KRLA Pasadena CA | June 16, 1967

We’re going all the way back to the Summer of 1967 for this clip of KRLA! Known for boosting the careers of such famous deejays as Casey Casem (of “American Top 40” fame), then-future game show host Wink Martindale (WHBQ Memphis), Bill Ballance (KFWB ‘Color Radio 98’) and even Dick Biondi – best known for his days at the Big 89 WLS in Chicago, KRLA boasted a large audience for it’s time. KRLA’s biggest days undoubtedly were in the 1960s when it aired a Top 40 format. A second ‘heyday’, if you will, occurred in the early 80s when KRLA became an Oldies station. This is a short, 5 minute (processed and restored) clip of the Charlie O Show on KRLA. I personally love the format heard here. It’s not the short, compact Drake format...