I was a listener and fan of KEWB back I the early and mid-60’s. He also knew that TV had "channels," so he called KFWB "Channel 98" to reflect its dial position (980 kilocycles). 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. It was Chuck Blore's idea, and some call him the best radio program director of all time. Bad news, this is neither an aircheck from KMET or KFWB, but WMCA in New York. May 15, 2019 - Explore Kathy Draper's board "93 KHJ; KFWB, Channel 98" on Pinterest. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. In 1958, the station unveiled a Top 40 song format, calling itself “Color Radio, Channel 98.” as 83.50. Incidentally, KFWB continued with funky,innovative jingles right up until March 1968, when the station went to twenty four hour news, which it continues to this day. LISTEN LIVE At Work Or While You Surf. 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. KFWB NEWS TALK 980 5670 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #200 Los Angeles, CA 90036. Taken at Hollywood. The PAMS Series 18 sonowaltz for KFWB Channel 98 Color Radio in 1961. This auction is for: HUGE LOT of 75 KFWB Color Radio Channel 98 Fabulous Forty Surveys Majority of weeks/issues for the year 1960! Best known for its long run as “News 98“, KFWB dropped its All-News programming outside of drive times in 2009. 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 … Copyright © 2020 California Historical Radio Society. SoundCloud. 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 . Shipping and handling. 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. Though not much of a DJ himself, Blore had a vision of top 40 radio that would soon sweep the country. This was the last jingle package used by KFWB as a music station (1967). In 1958, KFWB-AM 980 flipped to a Top 40 format called “Channel 98 Color Radio.” It was a big success, attracting enormous ratings. Under new owners program director Chuck Blore pioneered the Top 40 format on AM 980, calling it Channel 98 Color Radio. KFWB "color channel 98" was the big Top 40 station in town in the early 1960s. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. The station was started by Sam Warner, a co-founder of Warner Bros.. Wink Martindale on 98 KFWB. 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. CHANNEL 98. One more thing. Shipping and handling. never to be forgotten by those of us who were there. 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. KFWB, which billed itself as "number one in Los Angeles," owed some of its success to morning host Wink Martindale. Just finished this and absolutely loved it. KFWB Channel 98 Music Survey July 23, 1960. 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. Soon,the format was sweeping the country. 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). In 1959, KFWB took out a series of classified ads (who did that?). 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. In the mid-sixties KRLA had risen to dominate the ratings race. 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. The station was the first to broadcast the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. 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). Site Map For colorradio.com - All Page Links. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Till that time all radio station jingles sang the call letters in whatever melody fit the particular form of what they were doing. We proudly serve Roanoke, Lynchburg and the surrounding areas. It was Chuck Blore's idea, and some call him the best radio program director of all time. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. When one thinks of vintage Top 40 Radio in Los Angeles, there were choices - the Bill Drake programmed KHJ with it's more tight playlists and and KFWB. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s part of my life. KFWB Channel 98 sonowaltz by Transdiffusion published on 2016-05-15T15:02:21Z. 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). 4. 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. The station became “The Big 1110” and got the new call sign KRLA. The station has a colorful history, being the radio voice of Warner Bros. Studios in the early days of broadcasting, and a long-time CBS all-news radio station from 1968 to 2009. 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!" !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. (*Mr Hooper was a reference to the #1 ratings service at the time.) Reviews Reviewer: … Program director Chuck Blore worked for both Gordon McLendon and Todd Storz, the two early pop radio wizards. Probably his first big success was "Color Radio" for KFWB(AM), Los Angeles in the late 50s. KFWB NEWS TALK 980 5670 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #200 Los Angeles, CA 90036. According to some sources, it would be played occasionally on KEWB, KFWB and KDWB through 1963, mostly in the evening hours. Recommended tracks Yoshke Fun Odes (Yoshke from Odessa) [feat. In March, 1968, KFWB threw in the towel and switched to an all-news format. Why not color radio? . This is amazing stuff…. 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." 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. La Mera Mera 980 - KFWB, We Feed on L.A. Sports, AM 980, Los Angeles, CA. It airs a classic Regional Mexican music format. 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. channel 98 - Watch Live Match HD. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. plus-circle Add Review. KFWB Channel 98 Fabulous 40 Survey May 23, 1964. Under new owners Crowell-Collier Broadcasting, program director Chuck Blore pioneered the Top 40 format on AM 980, calling it Channel 98 Color Radio. Live stream plus station schedule and song playlist. KFWB was a leading top 40 station at 980 AM in the early sixties but began to become overshadowed by other AM top 40 giants KRLA and KHJ in the mid-sixties. Los Angeles, CA, USA. In early 1963 Ted Quillin came to KRLA via KFWB to fill in the 9am to noon slot. KEWB Channel 91, Oakland Fabulous Forty Survey September 16, 1961. The Color Radio format actually began at radio station KELP in El Paso Texas. 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. All rights reserved. Hawthorne at KFWB Channel 98 in October 1961. Never Miss A Story Or Breaking News Alert! Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Before the format change, the DJ's were used to spinning their own records and winging it as they went. The station was bought by Westinghouse in 1966. KFWB is owned by Lotus Communications Corporation. 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. Stay tuned to Channel 98 for up-to-the-minute reports from B.M.R. This changed everything. Already tagged. 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. Other Albums. In 1958, under new owners Crowell-Collier Broadcasting, Chuck Blore transformed the station into a Top 40 format called Channel 98 Color Radio. 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. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. On the B-side of the record was “Image Part II,” a raspier, more swinging version of the softer, lusher Part I. Two years later on March 11, 1968 KFWB became an all news station, eventually in the hands of CBS. Profile Pictures. Oct 30, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Diane E. Discover (and save!) 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. The Rock Channel plays continuous music from the 80's to now. KFWB "color channel 98" was the big Top 40 station in town in the early 1960s. KFWB "color channel 98" was the big Top 40 station in town in the early 1960s. It was Chuck Blore's idea, and some call him the best radio program director of all time. A year later, he landed a job at KFWB in Los Angeles, playing jazz and calling himself "The Boy on the Couch." Perhaps, around the country KFWB or KHJ are better known. KFWB 980 AM Los Angeles News Talk, Talk radio. 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. Listen to your favorite radio stations at Streema. He said Hank wanted to record “a musical tribute to the Color Radio image.”. At KFWB, he programed a solid jingle package and some … News, Talk, Weather, Sports. The KFWB “Color Radio” jingles – the first of their kind, had a distinctive, memorable signature. Verified Purchase. Some of the records were even shortened so the format could be executed. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Saved by Diane E. 1. In 1958, the station unveiled a Top 40 song format, calling itself “Color Radio, Channel 98.” and meaningful memories from social media. Here's an hour of Gary Owens in 1972, playing 1962 music and 1972 commercials. This auction is for: HUGE LOT of 75 KFWB Color Radio Channel 98 Fabulous Forty Surveys Majority of weeks/issues for the year 1960! Taken at Hollywood. 14 … 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) KFWB (980 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Los Angeles, California. 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. 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. KFWB Channel 98 Fabulous 40 Survey May 23, 1964. For about three years its competition was its neighbor on the dial, long-time hit station KFWB "channel 98". In 1964, when the British invaded America, KRLA seized the moment and became the first southland station to air The Beatles. KFWB was the first station in Los Angeles to sense the commercial possibilities of baby boomers. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Already tagged. and 55.50. KFWB Channel 98 Music Survey July 23, 1960. Jingles sung by the Johnny Mann singers were standardized in format, and custom made for each station's call letters. 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 … . 2 photos. 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. Hawthorne at KFWB Channel 98 in October 1961. 15. In 1964, when the British invaded America, KRLA seized the moment and became the first southland station to air The Beatles. Listen To KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO, A News Radio Station Based In Los Angeles. Born and raised in LA and remember nearly all of the DJ's and "Boss Jocks". See more ideas about radio station, old time radio, music playlist. 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) 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. Blore knew big success meant more than just playing rock and roll records. KFWB Channel 98 . 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. But in Los Angeles, there was no more creative a spot on the dial as 1110. The station currently clears some Sports Talk from WestwoodOne’s NBC Sports Radio at night. It was likened to color TV at the time. Hank I believe did the arrangement and it was his orchestra. Already tagged. Watch live match HD shows you the best interface that allows you to follow the online football matches of the big competitions of the world , LIGA , EPL ,BUNDESLIGA , SERIE A , LIGUE 1 ,Eredivisie,Champions League,Premier League This tape was salvaged from the KFWB attic in 1971. On March 3, 1925, KFWB first signed on the air, initially on the frequency of 950 kHz. 188 photos. Here's an hour of Gary Owens in 1972, playing 1962 music and 1972 commercials The very distinctive K-F-W-B chord changes can still be heard today. 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