Charlie Tuna, KROQ 1500 AM Los Angeles | June, 1973

Old KROQ Promotional

A slice of L.A. Radio history is heard in this rare recording of the legendary Charlie Tuna (left) on KROQ-AM. A time before the now-legendary K-Rock on FM, this station started out as an original Top 40, KBLA, and after a number of format changes, returned to Top 40 from the ashes of Country station KBBQ in 1972. The next year (around the time of this aircheck), the former KPPC-FM 106.7 was added, and today’s KROQ-FM was born.

This is so unique. A tradtional, 70s-style, Rock-based Top 40 station on AM, with news and other full-service elements not found anywhere on music radio today. You will enjoy. You WILL.


Above: an old KROQ AM 1500 poster featuring Paul Oscar Anderson


Scott Fybush took this photo of the old KROQ-AM Antenna Array in 2006 during one of his antenna site trips.

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