20090126

KRLA 's BOB DAYTON (1970)

At this time in January 1970, BOB DAYTON was jocking the 9-Noon shift on KRLA. He'd be moving to Noon-3pm in February.

KCBQ's JACK VINCENT (1965)


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KRLA's BOBBY DALE (1964)


KCBQ's BILL BISHOP (1964)


KRUX's NORM SEELEY (1966)




KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (1 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (2 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (3 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (4 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (5 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (6 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (7 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (8 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour (9 of 10)


KIID 1470 AM Xmtr Tour, Sacramento (10 of 10)

The KIID 1470 AM transmitter is located in the American River Parkway, just south of Lathrop Way in northern Sacramento. It was moved to this location sometime before 1971, as the original transmitter site at 1470 Leisure Lane was demolished by Caltrans for a highway. KIID is programmed with a "Radio Disney" pre-teen music format.

KACY's BARON RON HERRON (1969)


KRLA's MIKE AMBROSE (1969)


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KCBQ's K.O. BAYLEY (November 1970)







New ARTWORK From Our Consulting Advisor

Our site Consulting Advisor Bill Earl drew 41 different cartoon characters for a proposed newspaper comic strip about radio stations and their deejays from 1963 to 1966.

All 41 are posted here in this "virtual scrapbook" site.

Up to now, he hasn't drawn any NEW comic strip characters since 1966.

And he never drew any jock "of color."

Bill tells us,

"I grew up in lily-white Arcadia. Lived behind the Arborateum in a house built in 1952. (Sold in 1994 by Bill's mom. Bill & his wife Rose COULD have bought the house, but they preferred townhouse village living, where there would not be so much yardwork, and all the work required to keep that house to upper-middle class neighborhood standards. Bill tells us it looks like a mansion today...better than it ever looked when HE grew up there. ) Knew where every hole was in the back Arborateum chain-link fence. Peacocks on the lawn everyday. Other than the kids of a few Latins who worked at Santa Anita racetrack, I just never had firsthand personal experiences with folks-of-color, especially black folks, until I did volunteer to do election-night get-out-the-vote in 1966 for then-CA governor Pat Brown in northwest Pasadena, knocking on doors in all-black neighborhoods. So, my cartoons characters, just happened to be, as most Top 40 radio back then, all-white guys."

Drawn in early 2009, Bill tried to draw a cartoon of a Southeastern (Georgia/Florida area) "deejay of color", who Bill has never seen, so, instead, used his imagination to draw what the deejay-of-color just MIGHT look like.

Here is that new cartoon character "of color" from the cartooning inks of Bill.

One veteran radiophile who DID see it says it looks very much like the old ones Bill drew from the 60s.

Bill takes that as a compliment, that he can still, uh, get his "pen up."

KMEN's Bernard (1962)

KMEN's strongman mascot "Bernard" first appeared in 1962.
He is holding a bar-bell weight.

20090122

When JOHNNIE DARIN Jocked Midnight-6 on KRLA

JOHNNIE DARIN never sounded more relaxed and as comfortable as when he replaced Johnny Hayes in the Midnight to 6am shift on KRLA (Los Angeles) in early 1971.

As he HAD been PD before Dick Sainte, the allnight shift was thought to be a demotion for Darin under Sainte's reign.

20090120

A New Kid In Town: EL GATO

103.1 in both Santa Monica and Costa Mesa are simulcast as "El Gato" ("The Cat") playing all-Spanish, ALL-the time.

The current calls are KDLE (Santa Monica) and KLDE (Costa Mesa) , which will probably change.

Note:

In late 1977, KGFJ changed their calls to KKTT ("The Cat"), but even EARLIER in the 1960s, the Southland had KITT, a beautiful music FM (licensed to San Diego) that used a stylized cat, very similar to the one displayed here, in their logo and "mascot."

SGT. "RED" PEPPER (1967)




The imaginary "Pepper" gave traffic reports on the Dave Hull morning-drive show from a hot air balloon floating over the L.A. freeways. "Pepper" was voiced by Bob Dayton.



RADIO COMMERCIAL FLASHBACK




WE first heard the "Deport Haddon Salt" commercials on KRLA in 1968.

RADIO COMMERCIAL FLASHBACK




WE recall KRLA running commercials for this then-new restaurant chain, and the ad campaign was "Deport Haddon Salt", by the U.S. hamburger and hot dog "lobby."

KRLA's ROY ELWELL (1962)


KRLA's ARLEN SANDERS (1964)


KBLA, 1965