1965 Kfwb 98 Radio Broadcast Newspaper Mystic Eyes Patty Duke Ahmed Erte Kfwb Los Angeles Radio Music Survey 9/6/58 Elegants #1 Single Louis Prim Bill Balance Radio Show - KFWB … . In March 2009, Chuck Blore — the Father of Color Radio — related his recollection of how the recording came about: One of the L.A. record promoters I liked brought Hank Levine to my office at KFWB. Copyright © 2020 California Historical Radio Society. Shipping and handling. When the station was sold to Eleven-Ten Broadcasting, they became KRLA, the second AM top-40 station in Los Angeles, competing with KFWB "Channel 98" in the early '60s. KFWB is owned by Lotus Communications Corporation. Hank I believe did the arrangement and it was his orchestra. Stream KFWB Channel 98 sonowaltz by Transdiffusion from desktop or your mobile device. Listen to your favorite radio stations at Streema. Copyright © 2020 | WordPress Theme by MH Themes. Of course it was not a public access studio, but rather the Anaheim studios of KDOC, channel 56, and the television ... in the San Fernando Valley, chances are on your transistor radio you were listening to the fast sounds of "Color Radio, KFWB Channel 98!" Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Already tagged. And the call letters were sung the same way each time for easy identification. Though not much of a DJ himself, Blore had a vision of top 40 radio that would soon sweep the country. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. These are more like teasers – but, there were many. KFWB (980 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Los Angeles, California. Reviews Reviewer: … 4. Don’t ever remove this historic info. An instrumental theme built around the six “jingle” notes of the three Crowell-Collier stations’ call letters — KFWB (Los Angeles), KDWB (Minneapolis) and KEWB (Oakland-San Francisco). However, based upon my research, the "cutting edge" Top 40 station in the "southland" was KRLA. This tape was salvaged from the KFWB attic in 1971. Why not color radio? By the time Chuck Blore switched on “Color Radio” in Los Angeles, on KFWB in January 1958, Top 40 had been around for several years. Shipping and handling. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. In March, 1968, KFWB threw in the towel and switched to an all-news format. For about three years its competition was its neighbor on the dial, long-time hit station KFWB "channel 98". S4.50. Stay tuned to Channel 98 for up-to-the-minute reports from B.M.R. The Rock Channel plays continuous music from the 80's to now. CLICK ON THUMBNAIL TO ENLARGE CLICK ON THUMBNAIL TO ENLARGE With the remarkable Don MacKinnon in place following the departure of Gary Owens to sister station KFWB (Channel 98) in Los Angeles earlier in the year, Oakland’s KEWB(Channel 91) remains strong in the Bay Area Top 40 radio battle. comment. La Mera Mera 980 - KFWB, We Feed on L.A. Sports, AM 980, Los Angeles, CA. Profile Pictures. KFWB Channel 98 Fabulous 40 Survey May 23, 1964. It was likened to color TV at the time. News, Talk, Weather, Sports. First as L.A.’s original Top 40 giant called “Color Radio Channel 98” from the late 1950s to mid-’60s, when it commanded huge ratings that covered listeners from teens to adults. This is amazing stuff…. Other Albums. 5.0 out of 5 stars "KFWB, Channel 98" ... "It's one o' clock in Boss Angeles" Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2015. 4. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Listen To KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO, A News Radio Station Based In Los Angeles. KFWB, which billed itself as "number one in Los Angeles," owed some of its success to morning host Wink Martindale. This tape was salvaged from the KFWB attic in 1971. Hawthorne at KFWB Channel 98 in October 1961. FREE On RADIO.COM. It was Blore, however, who gave it a polish that elevated his stations—and those that imitated them—beyond the ultimately limited confines of a teenage audience. KFWB became one of the most listened-to stations in the Southland and a leader in the Top 40 format around the country. It was Chuck Blore's idea, and some call him the best radio program director of all time. That ended in 1969 and I returned to the station in Burbank, which was now KBBQ (Country). Shipping cost cannot be calculated. When the station was sold to Eleven-Ten Broadcasting, they became KRLA, the second AM top-40 station in Los Angeles, competing with KFWB "Channel 98" in the early '60s. This auction is for: HUGE LOT of 75 KFWB Color Radio Channel 98 Fabulous Forty Surveys Majority of weeks/issues for the year 1960! The Color Radio format actually began at radio station KELP in El Paso Texas. THE BAY AREA RADIO MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME ARE PROGRAMS OF THE CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL RADIO SOCIETY, DEDICATED TO PRESERVING AND HONORING THE HISTORY OF RADIO BROADCASTING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. !Numerous weeks/months in 1961 ~ A Little History ~ From the late 50's to the late 60's, one of the trend-setting Top 40 radio stationsin Los Angeles, California was KFWB, Color Radio Channel 98 on the AM dial. In 1958, under new owners Crowell-Collier Broadcasting, Chuck Blore transformed the station into a Top 40 format called Channel 98 Color Radio. Chuck Blore was put "In Charge" of the station and actually started using the term before moving to KFWB "Color Channel 98" in Los Angeles, and implementing it on January 2, 1958. It was Chuck Blore's idea, and some call him the best radio program director of all time. The station currently clears some Sports Talk from WestwoodOne’s NBC Sports Radio at night. and meaningful memories from social media. Though not much of a DJ himself, Blore had a vision of top 40 radio that would soon sweep the country. Taken at Hollywood. Reading one of these – you just had to tune in to “Color Radio Channel 98:” Here’s another goody re: KFWB and 1959. Here's an hour of Gary Owens in 1972, playing 1962 music and 1972 commercials. 15. Shipping and handling. It's a custom package labeled as featuring The Count Basie Orchestra and The Vandellas (without Martha!) This was the last jingle package used by KFWB as a music station (1967). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It airs a classic Regional Mexican music format. The Color Radio format actually began at radio station KELP in El Paso Texas. 2 photos. KFWB LOS ANGELES KFWB 1965-06-02 Wink Martindale (Scoped) 12:48 KFWB 1966-01-21 Reb Foster 1:00:16 KFWB 1966-04-11 Reb Foster 41:52 KFWB 1967-02-18 Wink Martindale Last Show 28:49 KFWB 1967-06-29 Dave Diamond 25:01 Dave’s First Show after the demise of KBLA on 6-16-67. KFWB was sold to it's long-time general manager, Harry Maizlish in 1950 & soon after moved off the Warner Brothers lot to join Maizlish's FM station, KFMV, on Hollywood Boulevard. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The darn thing became #1 in L.A., although I don’t think it sold three copies anywhere else, except maybe San Francisco and Minneapolis. KFWB "color channel 98" was the big Top 40 station in town in the early 1960s. your own Pins on Pinterest . The theme, entitled “Image Part I” and performed by Hank Levine & Orchestra, was released as a single (ABC-Paramount #10256) and charted for one week only on the Billboard Hot 100, showing up at #98 (oddly enough the dial position of KFWB Channel 98) on October 9, 1961. and 55.50. !Numerous weeks/months in 1961 ~ A Little History ~ From the late 50's to the late 60's, one of the trend-setting Top 40 radio stationsin Los Angeles, California was KFWB, Color Radio Channel 98 on the AM dial. Born and raised in LA and remember nearly all of the DJ's and "Boss Jocks". This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Till that time all radio station jingles sang the call letters in whatever melody fit the particular form of what they were doing. KFWB Channel 98 . Music Hits Music Songs Rock N Roll Music Rock And Roll Top 40 Charts Top 40 Music When I Dream Four Tops Old Time Radio. In 1958, the station unveiled a Top 40 song format, calling itself “Color Radio, Channel 98.” The station was started by Sam Warner, a co-founder of Warner Bros.. Already tagged. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Recommended tracks Yoshke Fun Odes (Yoshke from Odessa) [feat. The other credits appearing on the record’s label reference “A Foy Willing – Vogue Production” and “Painted Desert Music (BMI).” Willing was the leader of the fabled Western singing group The Riders of the Purple Sage; he also appeared in numerous motion pictures, owned several radio stations and was a music publisher. By the time Chuck Blore switched on “Color Radio” in Los Angeles, on KFWB in January 1958, Top 40 had been around for several years. Both signal … Under new owners program director Chuck Blore pioneered the Top 40 format on AM 980, calling it Channel 98 Color Radio. It includes several instrumental-only (thematic) cuts. While Sande and Greene owned the melodies to the jingle packages, we, KFWB, kept ownership of the logo melody itself. But KFWB suffered a series of misfortunes including a 1961 strike resulting in the departure of programming pioneer Chuck Blore and then a payola investigation targeting the station's Music Director in 1964. Program director Chuck Blore worked for both Gordon McLendon and Todd Storz, the two early pop radio wizards. On the B-side of the record was “Image Part II,” a raspier, more swinging version of the softer, lusher Part I. KSWD celebrated KMET for a day back in 2009 (some of the airchecks are elsewhere in this batch), and KMET had a special KFWB day back in 1972. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. With the remarkable Don MacKinnon in place following the departure of Gary Owens to sister station KFWB (Channel 98) in Los Angeles earlier in the year, Oakland’s KEWB(Channel 91) remains strong in the Bay Area Top 40 radio battle. . KFWB Channel 98 . This changed everything. Timeline Photos. Special thanks to John Pratt, Rick Burnett, Chuck Blore and David Kaye for additional information included in this presentation. Bad news, this is neither an aircheck from KMET or KFWB, but WMCA in New York. J. Glenn (I want to say ‘Jerry’ but I’m not sure of the first name) was the composer of the entire piece, other than the actual logo notes which were originally written by Sande and Greene as part of the jingle packages they did for us. It airs a classic Regional Mexican music format. The theme, entitled “Image Part I” and performed by Hank Levine & Orchestra, was released as a single (ABC-Paramount #10256) and charted for one week only on the Billboard Hot 100, showing up at #98 (oddly enough the dial position of KFWB Channel 98) on October 9, 1961. Wink Martindale on 98 KFWB. Verified Purchase. Oct 30, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Diane E. Discover (and save!) Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The station became “The Big 1110” and got the new call sign KRLA. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The KFWB “Color Radio” jingles – the first of their kind, had a distinctive, memorable signature. KFWB Channel 98 sonowaltz by Transdiffusion published on 2016-05-15T15:02:21Z. KFWB Channel 98 Fabulous 40 Survey May 23, 1964. We proudly serve Roanoke, Lynchburg and the surrounding areas. On January 2, 1958, KFWB became a pioneering Top 40 station known as "Color Radio/Channel 98," and the DJ's were known as "The Seven Swinging Gentlemen." Site Map For colorradio.com - All Page Links. KXLA’s owners got in on the Top 40 trend in 1959. CHANNEL 98. Two years later on March 11, 1968 KFWB became an all news station, eventually in the hands of CBS. KFWB On Your Corner: The Boeing Effect (Part 2)When you factor in the entire supply chain across 44 states, the C-17 sustains more than 30,000 jobs — 3,000 in Long Beach alone. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), https://bayarearadio.org/audio/kewb/jingles/KEWB%20-%20Hank%20Levine%20Image.mp3, https://bayarearadio.org/audio/kewb/jingles/KEWB%20-%20Hank%20Levine%20Image%20II.mp3. In 1964, when the British invaded America, KRLA seized the moment and became the first southland station to air The Beatles. It will join a crowded sports radio marketplace including Clear Channel’s 570 KLAC, ESPN’s 710 KSPN, and the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim’s 830 KLAA. Here's an hour of Gary Owens in 1972, playing 1962 music and 1972 commercials Why Color Radio? Addeddate 2018-01-18 06:32:33 External_metadata_update 2019-04-05T22:15:36Z Identifier KMET111172KFWBDayGaryOwens Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.6.3 . He also knew that TV had "channels," so he called KFWB "Channel 98" to reflect its dial position (980 kilocycles). Blore knew big success meant more than just playing rock and roll records. Just finished this and absolutely loved it. KFWB began doing Top 40 a year earlier, in 1958. The KFWB “Color Radio” jingles – the first of their kind, had a distinctive, memorable signature. plus-circle Add Review. and the Rebel as they con-tinue their way across America with the Beatles. Shipping and handling. Best known for its long run as “News 98“, KFWB dropped its All-News programming outside of drive times in 2009. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. It was Chuck Blore's idea, and some call him the best radio program director of all time. "KRLA was a legendary station in the Los Angeles market. May 15, 2019 - Explore Kathy Draper's board "93 KHJ; KFWB, Channel 98" on Pinterest. Taken at Hollywood. KFWB, which billed itself as "number one in Los Angeles," owed some of its success to morning host Wink Martindale. Probably his first big success was "Color Radio" for KFWB(AM), Los Angeles in the late 50s. Why Color Radio? In 1958, the station unveiled a Top 40 song format, calling itself “Color Radio, Channel 98.” Soon,the format was sweeping the country. Jingles sung by the Johnny Mann singers were standardized in format, and custom made for each station's call letters. The late Gene Weed best known for KFWB and WQAM Date of Recording: 11.23.1958 Station: 980 KFWB Los Angeles (Slogans: “Color Channel 98”, “All News 980”, “The Beast 980”, “Desi 980”, “Mera 980”) Format (at time of recording): Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Gene Weed b 1935 d 1999 (WQAM/KFWB/AFRTS/Dick Clark Productions) Contributor: Anonymous (per request) Best known for its long run as “News 98“, KFWB dropped its All-News programming outside of drive times in 2009. KFWB Channel 98 AM Radio Fabulous 40. Reading one of these – you just had to tune in to “Color Radio Channel 98:” Here’s another goody re: KFWB and 1959. This auction is for: HUGE LOT of 75 KFWB Color Radio Channel 98 Fabulous Forty Surveys Majority of weeks/issues for the year 1960! The Color Radio format continued on for several years, and in the radio world where formats change as often as the weather, it was proof of a format that worked. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Some of the records were even shortened so the format could be executed. KFWB was the first station in Los Angeles to sense the commercial possibilities of baby boomers. It was Blore, however, who gave it a polish that elevated his stations—and those that imitated them—beyond the ultimately limited confines of a teenage audience. Stations like KXOX-St. Louis, WTRY-Albany, WXYZ-Detroit, WMEX-Boston, WGH-Newport News, and sister station to KFWB, KEWB in Oakland,CA, were full-on Color Radio stations. KFWB Channel 98 Music Survey July 23, 1960. Already tagged. KFWB (980 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Los Angeles, California. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. . I was a listener and fan of KEWB back I the early and mid-60’s. On March 3, 1925, KFWB first signed on the air, initially on the frequency of 950 kHz. Already tagged. The station was the first to broadcast the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. 15. KFWB "color channel 98" was the big Top 40 station in town in the early 1960s. Jingles, spots, weather, news, and promos filled each hour and left the DJ's about 6-8 minutes for their personalities to shine through. Especially during the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s, when it was battling KFWB for the "Top Rocker" spot, KRLA was indeed a major force. This was the last jingle package used by KFWB as a music station (1967). MacKinnon, who came to KEWB from L.A.’s KABC, would return to the Southland in 1963, first at KLAC (1963-64) and later at KFWB (1964-65). 188 photos. SoundCloud. Live stream plus station schedule and song playlist. See more ideas about radio station, old time radio, music playlist. Tickets to the KFW-Beatle Concert may be purchased at Wallichs Music City stores, all Mutual Agencies, and the Southern California Music Com- pany. KFWB Personnel In 1958, the original "Seven Swingin’ Gentlemen" (a nickname for the DJ staff) turned KFWB into a rock & roll powerhouse in Los Angeles. Chuck Blore was put "In Charge" of the station and actually started using the term before moving to KFWB "Color Channel 98" in Los Angeles, and implementing it on January 2, 1958. That may not be the exact language, but I thought it was a lovely idea and a few days later when they brought the recording to my office I fell in love with it and we immediately made it our Disc/covery (pick of the week). Programmed by Chuck Blore, The station was known on the air as “Color Radio, Channel 98” and at that point in time, the format was relatively loose, with the Deejays pretty much picking the music to play themselves. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Public. Never Miss A Story Or Breaking News Alert! In early 1963 Ted Quillin came to KRLA via KFWB to fill in the 9am to noon slot. channel 98 - Watch Live Match HD. never to be forgotten by those of us who were there. The PAMS Series 18 sonowaltz for KFWB Channel 98 Color Radio in 1961. Saved by Diane E. 1. as 83.50. Top 40 radio, playable with Real Audio, Bobby Ocean Radio's voice & production . LISTEN LIVE At Work Or While You Surf. The lineup included Bruce Hayes, Al Jarvis, Joe Yocam, Elliot Field, Bill Ballance, Ted Quillin, and Gene Weed. He knew that TV was a competitor to radio, and TV was rapidly converting to color broadcasting. KFWB was sold to it's long-time general manager, Harry Maizlish in 1950 & soon after moved off the Warner Brothers lot to join Maizlish's FM station, KFMV, on Hollywood Boulevard. KFWB Channel 98 Music Survey July 23, 1960. KFWB. KFWB is owned by Lotus Communications Corporation. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. The late Gene Weed best known for KFWB and WQAM Date of Recording: 11.23.1958 Station: 980 KFWB Los Angeles (Slogans: “Color Channel 98”, “All News 980”, “The Beast 980”, “Desi 980”, “Mera 980”) Format (at time of recording): Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Gene Weed b 1935 d 1999 (WQAM/KFWB/AFRTS/Dick Clark Productions) Contributor: Anonymous (per request) Los Angeles, CA, USA. 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