1050 AM San Francisco, KNBR, KOFY, KPO, KTCT, Denny St. James

Here’s an interesting aircheck of a radio station which did much to promote itself, not only as an Oldies station playing music from the 1950s, but as a daytime only AM station that was on the verge of getting its nighttime authority and going 24 hours.

Denny St. John is your host for this 21 minute scope that starts off with a PAMS cut (from 1966, I believe but can’t remember which package – you purists will know), Oldies (this is scoped, remember?) and then a LOT of the personality of Mr. St. John. Our jock in charge spends a great deal of time promoting the fact that KOFY, which is somewhat conflicted as to how to identify itself, is about to go fulltime due to new FCC regulations. This is a fascinating explanation of the then-new treaty between the U.S. and Mexico regarding clear channel AM frequencies. You should really listen for this which comes around the 10 minute mark.

Not knowing much about KOFY (KCTC, which is today, a simulcast of Sports KNBR), we’ll leave much of the descriptions to site visitors.

1050 AM San Francisco, KNBR, KOFY, KPO, KTCT, Denny St. James

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

One thought on “Denny St. John, 1050 KOFY San Francisco | June, 1986”
  1. I used to listen to KOFY in 1988-89. I lived in Bodega Bay and then moved to Cloverdale. At night when KOFY dropped their power, I could still hear it pretty well in Bodega Bay, but when I moved to Cloverdale it was too weak at night, so I would switch over to KSFO at night. Both stations played oldies. Good times. I miss them. Thank you for sharing, it was good to hear this old air check.

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