QuickChexx: Charlie Tuna, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles | 1979

Good morning, 9:03 with Charlie Tuna, on L.A.’s Original Rock & Roll Radio Station

Here’s a very short and somewhat muddy recording that I think was made sometime in 1979. Could have been ’78.

Digging around, I (re)found this interesting page on Ten-Q on //www.socalradiohistory.com/. While it doesn’t go into great detail of AM 1020’s long history, there’s enough to understand the short, but rapid rise of Ten-Q from 1976-1979 as a Top 40 radio station. And, as the writers point out, KTNQ and KHJ are and have been Spanish competitors for a couple of decades.

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