Bobby Ocean, 1170 KCBQ San Diego | May 26, 1971

A bit of light processing returns this performance of the Bobby Ocean show on KCBQ to life! Quoted from Wikipedia “Some of KCBQ’s most legendary personalities included Don Howard, Jim O’Leary, Ralph James, Jack Vincent, Dex Allen, Harry “Happy Hare” Martin, “Shotgun” […]

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“Guess Who” – 1170 KCBQ San Diego | January 26, 1971

Date of Recording: 01.26.1971 Station: 1170 KCBQ San Diego, California, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Various Date of Update: 10.02.2017 Original Post Date: 01.13.2005 Airchexx Entry: 233 Curator’s (Updated) Notes: KCBQ was in the midst of morphing from what it […]

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Rich Brother Robbin, KCBQ San Diego | June, 1973

Found on a tape we thought we’d already processed was this gem. From the Summer of ’73, here’s wildman Rich Brother Robin apprearing in what sounds like his return to KCBQ (we never knew he left!). Perhaps he’d just been on vacation. […]

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Charlie Tuna, KCBQ San Diego | April 11, 1972

Courtesy of Matt at Big Apple Airchecks, Here’s a relatively rare aircheck featuring Charlie Tuna… NOT at his longtime home at 93 / KHJ, but in San Diego! KCBQ featured one shotgun jingle – heard often enough on this 10 minute composite, […]

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Rich “Brother” Robbin on KCBQ San Diego | December, 1973

Who woulda thought that in 1973 AM Top 40 would sound this good! Rich Brother Robin could open a university on how to do high-energy radio. Perhaps he should… the former WSRR (now WKIM) Memphis PD and creator of the Classic Hits […]

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Sales Demo: B. Bailey Brown on KCBQ San Diego | 1969

Found among other reel golden goodies is this reel that our good friend Karl Philips provided. I’m sure demos are still sent as part of ‘selling’ a new client, but after listening to this 15 minute demo put together by overnight guy […]

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Gerry Peterson & Mason Dixon, 1170 KCBQ San Diego | September 24, 1977

Courtesy of BigAppleAirchecks. Nearly perfect audio quality on this one. On this aircheck, you’ll hear Gerry Peterson, then Mason Dixon on a very music-intensive KCBQ. Now, KCBQ and KGB had always been the Top 40 leaders in this city, but obviously, KCBQ […]

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KCBQ Becomes a “Thing of the Past”, 1170 KCBQ San Diego | February 1976

Is this any way to do a promotion? KCBQ kicks off a format tweak by becoming a ‘Thing of the Past’, apparently in response to KFMB-FM going Top 40 sometime earlier. Ratings are down and KCBQ decides to skew older in response. […]

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