Sly Stone, KSOL San Francisco | 1967
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 there was more of this recording available, along with some clips of others on the station so that we could get a true representation of what KSOL sounded like throughout the broadcast day.
This website has been contacted by people connected with Sly Stone’s tribute website, as early material from Sly’s career is difficult to come by. We’re thrilled to offer this, the only known aircheck of Sly Stone, the disc jockey! Welcome fans! Please leave your comments below!