4 thoughts on “Rick Dees in the Morning, 102.7 KIIS-FM/1150 KIIS-AM Stereo Los Angeles | Summer, 1985


  1. All I can add is that KIIS-AM had a different line-up after 6 p.m. and on the weekends. The simulcast was Dees, Paul Freeman and Big Ron O’Brien. That was the reason for the set of different jingles.


  2. Dees actually made it big at WHBQ’s competitor, WMPS. They fired him for playing “Disco Duck”, and WHBQ picked him up. That was fall of 1976.

    Dees was brought into KHJ in April of 1979 as Chuck Martin was desperately trying to get KHJ back on track after John Sebastian’s quasi-AOR approach. As we’ve discussed in other exhibits, it was too late and Rick was a casualty of the format flip to country in October 1980.

    Dees was out of work way less than two years. He was on KIIS-FM in July of 1981. So that’s seven months.


  3. Rick DEEs was a great DJ in the eighties. I graduated high school in 1982 and I got My first real job downtown L.A. in the Wilshire district at Tams Stationers and my friends and I traveled from West Covina to Los Angeles daily in morning traffic and the Rick Dees morning show with Rachel and Coach and Chuey from LaPuente, made our hour or so drive much more bareable, Im 50 years old now and I live in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I was telling some of the students at the school I work at about Rick Dees and how much fun it use to be listening to him and how funny the bits they use to do when he would call someone up and give them a hard time. Well anyway thank you Rick and KIIS FM for all the fun memories in the 80,s.

    Sincerly John McAfee Jr. 870-345-8947


  4. I lived in Southern California in the early to mid 80’s and enjoyed KIIS FM and Rick Dees morning show daily. He really knew how to entertain with his cast and crew. I even had a chance to meet Rick and his wife once.This is one of the best memories of my time in Southern California.

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