October 25, 2021

12 thoughts on “Charlie Fox, 64 KFI Los Angeles | December 25, 1978

  1. 34 years…not 24.

    KTNQ was out of it seven months after this aircheck…not two years. In fact, by the time of this aircheck, they’d already announced plans to change format to Country. That never happened because they were approached to sell…and that company took them Spanish July 31, 1979.

    As for ratings, the fall ’78 Arbitron shows a tight race…KHJ with a 2.7, KFI with a 2.6 and KTNQ with a 2.1. But that put KHJ 12th, KFI 13th and KTNQ in a tie for 18th.

    The real action? KMET…4th place with a 4.9.

    A year later, with KTNQ gone, KFI would crack the top 10 at #10 with a 3.3, KHJ would fall to tied for 16th with a 2.4. And KMET would be #3 with a 5.9.

    Charlie Fox may not be an L.A. legend, but he’s a well-known and respected jock, who had successful runs at WRKO, Boston; CKLW, Detroit and KDWB, Minneapolis before moving to L.A. and KFI.

    Within a year of this aircheck, Charlie was across the street at KHJ, where he stayed until the end or very close to it. After that, it was KUTE, KMGG, Westwood One’s satellite network and KRLA. That’s his last known stop, 20 years ago.

  2. This is exactly what made me like radio. A great voice. The mix of 1978 music still is as good today as back when it premiered.
    Great aircheck Steve… Thanks for posting.

  3. I was a baby jock in Oregon in the late 70’s and listened to Charlie Foxx at night, as KFI boomed in to the Portland area. This aircheck reminds me of how solid he really was. Damn, radio was fun in those days.

  4. Maverick:

    Here’s what I wrote:

    KTNQ was out of it seven months after this aircheck…not two years. In fact, by the time of this aircheck, they’d already announced plans to change format to Country. That never happened because they were approached to sell…and that company took them Spanish July 31, 1979.

    KHJ flipped to Country in October, 1980.

  5. Damn! Kinda wish I’d lived in L.A. at that time. I did get WLS during the Rook years back home in the burbs of Chicago, though. This is one of the reason I loved (and still love) radio. WFYR was kinda like this in the late 70s back home, so I didn’t miss it all, although with a softer rock blend. Can’t get much of this anymore except here. (Homogenized radio, anyone? Damn Clear Channel!!!)

    1. SO RARE is ANYTHING from Charlie Fox , at least, to my knowledge.
      Therefore…THIS oughta come to us with a $10,000,000 Insurance Policy !

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