John Mack Flanagan, First Show, KFRC San Francisco | September 17, 1973
Where does one begin when building a legacy? You start from the beginning, of course.
Of course, KFRC had been around for a long time. Way before RKO General owned it. Nonetheless, one could say 610 KFRC had two successful eras. The first in the 1960s. The second began in the mid 1970s and would last well into the eighties. Given that KFRC’s ratings were very poor during much of 1973, one could say that this was the beginning.
John Mack Flanagan began a five year run at KFRC which would end with the station achieving its highest ratings ever. Billboard Station of the Year. The prime reason for the station’s success was Dr. Don Rose and John Mack Flanagan, along with an airstaff which was second to none, with jocks who would, in short order, become household names. In fact, John says he and Dr. Don were hired the same day! John Mack Flanagan has been nominated several times for the Bay Area Hall of Fame. We think he deserves to be inducted this year. While he’s still around to see it happen.
Listen for yourself and remember… this was just his FIRST crack at the mic on KFRC!