L.A. Top 40 Radio Composite | February, 1983

101.1 FM Los Angeles KRTH K-Earth 101 KHJ-FM Jonathan Steve Scott Brian Bierne Mr. Rock and Roll Pat Evans Ronert W Morgan The Real Don Steele Huggy Boy

Included in a box of goodies from Contributor Nancy Plum (KRTH/KTNQ) was this fairly short composite that opens up with one of our most requested jocks – Big Ron O’Brien on 102.7 KIIS-FM. And while it’s pretty short overall, the opening segment with Big Ron and the sample of Kiss-FM in February 1983 is worth just a few minutes of your time by itself!

At 2 minutes in, more proof that CHR radio was so much different in 1983 than now. After all, a current-music station playing a song from the early 70s? “Long Cool Woman” by The Hollies seems so out of place on Kiss-FM… but it was a different radio world back then.

One break from then-Adult Contemporary formatted K-Earth 101 and a few breaks from KIQQ. Airchecks from KIQQ seem to be somewhat rare, outside of a few 1970s clips when the station called itself K-100.


Nancy Plum spent decades behind the microphone at great stations such as 1020 KTNQ Ten-Q, KRTH K-Earth 101 and KRLA. She has written a book, entitled, “Do Not Air – Radio Stories and other wierd stuff” available on Amazon.com. You can view and listen to the airchecks she has contributed to this website by clicking HERE.