Humble Harve Miller arrived in Los Angeles in 1965 after some time at stations in Trenton, New Jersey. His first Los Angeles-area station was at “Super 15” KBLA Los Angeles. KBLA was arguably hipper than the typical LA station of the time but had trouble competing due to limited signal coverage and small promotional budgets. Miller was able to break through, and attract the attention of then, KHJ programmer Ron Jacobs, who hired him in 1967 to eventually take over the evening 6-9 p.m. shift. At one point while at KHJ, he earned an incredible 21 share of the audience in his time slot — an amazing feat at a station known for amazing feats. Miller’s delivery and voice were perfect for the station and the time slot, and he was especially popular with teenagers looking for something different — someone hip — to listen to in the evening hours… even if Harve himself wasn’t necessarily all that hip. This aircheck features Humble Harve during his pre-KHJ days at KBLA.
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