Steve Jordan, Natural Neal & Michael O’Connor – 1260 KYA San Francisco | July 13, 1977

If only the East Coast had a Top 40 station like this! Oh… well, besides WABC. We here at Airchexx have put much focus on 610 KFRC as THE dominant station in San Francisco. But, the Bay area had stiff competition for […]

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Composite: KYA San Francisco | March 1965

Date of Recording: 03.xx.1965 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1260 KYA San Francisco, California, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Various Comments: Long dramatic jingles, disc jockeys who comment about everything with lots of talk between songs, outdated news sounders and reverb […]

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Bwana Johnny, 1260 KYA San Francisco | 1969

No serious discussion of the history of San Francisco Top 40 radio would be complete without acknowledging the contributions of 5,000 watt 1260 KYA. Nobody will dispute that 610 KFRC was the reigning king of Top 40. Its powerful signal, with the […]

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Composite: 1260 KYA San Francisco | September, 1973

Well, isn’t this aircheck reminiscent of a similar crisis we’re experiencing today? It opens up with a ‘special’ bulliten where KYA tells listeners that they will suspend normal public service messages in order to tell Bay area residents where they can purchase […]

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Jim Washburn, KYA San Francisco | March, 1965

When many people think of Top 40 radio in San Francisco in the 1960s, the first station that comes to mind is usually 610 KFRC. But, before KFRC, there was 1260 KYA, and for a time, both stations duked it out on […]

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Bob Mitchell, 1260 KYA San Francisco | April, 1961

Knowing next to nothing about this recording, I have to defer to someone who might have been around in 1961 to have heard it. This is Top 40 pioneer KYA. Doing the format several years before RKO decided to take KFRC in […]

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