1450 KSOL

Sly Stone, KSOL San Francisco | December 24, 1964

1450 KSOL has been gone so long there’s no record of either a logo or even a radio station on 1450 – at least not in FCC records. KSOL is a radio station on the FM side at 98.9 and historically speaking, did pick up the Soul/Urban tradition that was once KSOL (AM). 1450 also once had the call letters KSAN. But all that is lost to history, save for us here at Airchexx. Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart on March 15, 1944) is apparently back in the music business as of this writing. He and the band have a new album out called “Higher“, and he is apparently giving interviews, such as this one. We at airchexx are very happy to see this great performer doing well! We have another aircheck from Sly Stone the Dee Jay here. This is a great, decent quality recording from Chri...

Sly Stone, KSOL San Francisco | 1967

KSOL (the original incarnation) was an AM station in San Francisco on 1450. AM 1450 was known as KSAN until July 1964, when the KSOL calls were first used. As KSAN, the station had devoted much time to ‘soul’ music, and the change to KSOL meant a change to full time Soul music as a 24/7 format, the first such format in America. The Soul format would continue until 1970. Most notable on this aircheck is Sly Stone. Before becoming a music sensation, he was a Deejay on KSOL. Here he is, doing the Soul Music format in much the same manner as many of the Top 40 stations of the 1960s. In fact, KSOL featured all the same program elements as it’s Top 40 counterparts, such as jingles, time checks and lightning fast personalities. Sly Stone fit in exceptionally well here. We wish t...

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