Thursday, September 27, 2012

WKDA-FM Nashville Survey June 22 1970

WKDA-FM brought full time AOR radio to Nashville in the spring of 1970. They immediately picked up a solid audience of album rock fans, and the station morphed into WKDF, and then just KDF. They stayed with the same format until turning country in 1993. Bob Cole, pictured in this survey at the bottom, is now seen as the father of AOR radio in Nashville.

Click to enlarge, and to learn more about the history of AOR radio in Nashville, click here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WFIL Philadelphia Survey Jan 22 9168

Another survey from Famous 56 WFIL Philadelphia, this one from early 1968. American pop is making a comeback, there are only five British invasion songs on this survey. Local groups still make the chart like Barbara Mason and the Soul Survivors. And don't forget to order your Long John Wade niteshirt on the back!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WSGN Birmingham AL Mailing Label

Birmingham powerhouse WSGN was one of the giants of 60s AM radio, part of the Southern Broadcasting Fleet that included WTOB Winston-Salem, KOY Phoenix AZ, WKIX Raleigh NC, and KTHT Houston TX. Here's a mailing label from WSGN, click to enlarge. Learn more about the Birmingham Alabama radio market in the 60s by clicking here.

Monday, September 24, 2012

WMAK Nashville Survey June 05, 1974

Here's WMAK in summer 1974, still riding the Top 40 wave. Roger St. John is featured on the cover. Anyone have info on him? Lots of locally produced Nashville acts are in the survey, including Jim Stafford, Jimmy Buffett, Anne Murray, and Elvis. Click to enlarge and enjoy!