KSWD 100.3 The Sound, Flips To KKLQ K-Love Los Angeles | November 16 2017

  November 16, 2017, was a sad day for music lovers in Los Angeles. It was the day Adult Album Rock formatted station KSWD “The Sound” 100.3 FM went off the air. The station had a wide music playlist, by today’s standards, […]

Tagged 100.3, Flips, FM, K-Love, KCMG
Read More

Salute to American Radio, BBC Radio 1 London | July 4 1976

In the mid 1960s, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Commercial radio wasn’t yet an option, and the guardians of the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation considered […]

Tagged American Radio, BBC, Casey Kasum, Dennis Elsas, England
Read More

Mark & Kim on KOST 103 Los Angeles | July 2, 1986

When this first posted back on December 3, 2007, Kim Amidon had just been let go from KOST. It’s been 12 years since this posted.  For quite a while, this was the most-streamed aircheck on this website.  We wondered how listeners would […]

Tagged 103.5 Los Angeles, 1986, Kim Amidon, KOST, Mark & Kim
Read More

Robert W Morgan FINAL SHOW, 93 KHJ Los Angeles | October 22 1970

Robert W. Morgan was a legendary broadcaster, who was an early-morning fixture on Southern California drive-time radio for more than three decades. Morgan was known to a generation of Southern Californians as the original morning man on trend-setting “Boss Radio”  93KHJ, beginning […]

Tagged 1970, 93, final, KHJ, last

Kim Amidon on Car Radio 93 KHJ Los Angeles | Summer 1984

During its prime in the late 1960s and early 1970s, KHJ occupied the top position among Los Angeles radio stations, but by 1980 the numbers had eroded, and management decided to flip to a country format… which flopped. On April 1, 1983, KHJ […]

Tagged 93, amidon, car, KHJ, kim

Format Change from Top 40 to Country, 93KHJ Los Angeles | November 7, 1980

It was more than a radio station… It was a big part of Southern California in the 1960s & 70s. 93 KHJ “Boss Radio” became a hit music station in May 1965. Boss Radio was king. The station’s roster of DJs read like an […]

Tagged 1980, 93, Country, KHJ, Music

Final Weeks of Top 40 93KHJ Los Angeles | October 1980

It was more than a radio station… It was a big part of Southern California in the 1960s & 70s. 93 KHJ “Boss Radio” became a hit music station in May 1965. For about three years its competition was its neighbor on the […]

Tagged 93, AL CONNERS, Country, DANNY MARTINEZ, days

Jay Stevens, 1150 KIIS Los Angeles | June 1976

Many know today’s 102.7 KIIS-FM as L.A.’s Hit Music Station. But I have been surprised by how many did not realize KIIS started as an AM station back in 1970. 1150 KRKD new owner changed to format from Adult Standards, to Soft […]

Tagged 102.7, 115, 1150, AM, FM

Wink Martindale, 710 KMPC Los Angeles | June 1976

Chances are you remember Wink Martindale from TV gams shows. He hosted 21 different game shows, including “Trivial Pursuit”, “Can You Top This”, “High Rollers”, “Debt”, “Gambit”, and the long-running “Tic-Tac-Dough”. But if you grew up in Southern California, you probably know […]

Tagged 710, KMPC, Los Angeles, Wink Martindale

Humble Harve Miller, 1500 KBLA Los Angeles | December 17 1966

Humble Harve Miller arrived in Los Angeles in 1965 after some time at stations in Trenton, New Jersey. His first Los Angeles-area station was at “Super 15” KBLA Los Angeles. KBLA was arguably hipper than the typical LA station of the time […]

Tagged 1500, 1966, AM, harve, harvey