Dave Diamond, 610 KFRC San Francisco | 1970
A KFRC original tape is featured this time around. The tape is worn, with a lot of white noise that even with noise reduction tools, I couldn’t remove too much without this sounding like it being played under water. Still, cleaned up and brightened up as much as possible, here’s as close a representation we can get of KFRC in the Diamond Mine – playing those Oldies but goodies (and a few currents) on a GOLDEN WEEKEND on KFRC!
Diamond is smooth, and executes the format very well, although discerning ears can catch one gaff the second to last break of this aircheck where Mr. Diamond steps on a song intro. Imagine yourself in the studio waiting for the hotline to light up and Bill Drake on the line…. ‘hello?’ / Diamond, PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!! Ya just stepped all over the intro! NOw, No pressure…’… well, okay, maybe drake wasn’t a screamer, but that hotline WOULD ring. Drake never missed a mistake!
Lets stay positive. This is the best representation of everything GOOD about the Bill Drake/RKO General, Boss Radio Top 40 format. Also of what some programmers at the time said were the WORST things about said Drake format. Most of all, however, is just to remember this fondly, turn it up and have FUN! That’s why you come here in the first place!