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Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:45:35 AM »
Its new Christian ownership is shuttering WPLJ at the end of the month.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: June 15, 2018, 12:56:45 PM »
In her farewell "Acoustic Sunrise" this morning, Rosalie did shout-outs to her former KFOG colleagues. She said Dave Morey is on a station in Palm Springs ( KWIR/Palm Springs ) which was news to me. Per Dred Scott on FB, Dave's on that station "whenever he feels like it."

Also news to me: on Dave's Michigan station ( Wxtf-Lp 97.9 Harrisville www.979 harrisville ), there's a show called "Barry's Dynamite Show" and it turns out Barry is Rosalie's husband. Also, John Grappone is still doing weekends on KINK in Portland.

I've listened to Dave's new station a few times, but his broadcast schedule is pretty much nonexistent. I check in to see if he's on once or twice a week, and might get lucky once a month. As on WTF, he rarely (never) opens the mic, and sticks more to old jazz and r&b with a healthy helping of vintage commercials and soundbites. It's definitely not 10@10 redux.

(Btw, Dave departed Michigan nearly two years ago for the warmer climes of Palm Springs; I guess nearly 30 years in CA (even the Bay area's moderate climate) had taken away his resistance to Michigan winters. The station was able to relocate to the basement of another of its regular volunteers and continues broadcasting on a pretty steady 7-day schedule, although a number of volunteer jocks left at the time the station moved.)

I know less of Barry's Dynamite Show, simply because it airs on Saturdays when I'm usually not in front of a computer. But Barry's a good guy and has exemplary taste in music (i.e. as guys of a certain age who worked in the music biz often do) so I expect it's quite entertaining.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:36:13 AM »
Just saw via AllAccess that KFOG PD Mat Bates has "exited the station" bu offers no further details.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP Glenn Branca, 69
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:40:06 PM »
The avant garde guitarist had been suffering from throat cancer.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP John Mack Flanagan, 71
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:56:09 AM »
The DJ, known for his role in the 70s heyday of KFRC along with Dr. Don Rose and Bobby Ocean, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Daly City.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:42:23 AM »
Are there sources/web sites that list the songs spun on a particular station,
either in downloadable or easy-to-screen-scrape format?  It's amusing to
play '60s Watch, but if there's a way to get the last 24 hours (or more) in
one swell foop...  Or do stations consider that information their competitive
Well, there's TuneGenie -- here's the link for The Bone:

Ah yes, that works.  It does take a little of the fun out of playing '60s Watch, but it
makes it easier to compile a more comprehensive report.  Both KSAN and KUFX
appear to play at least a half dozen '60s songs every day.  Under My Thumb (1966)
is still the earliest so far, but there are several from 1967.  Conspicuously absent
despite their '60s stature:  the Beatles.  The Beatles could certainly rock, but I'd say
their best-known hits are more pop than rock.  I have heard Revolution on KUFX.

IIRC, KFOG went thru a period a number of years ago when the Beatles were rarely heard on its playlist. No idea why.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:41:12 AM »
iHeartMedia (aka ClearChannel) files for Chapter 11:

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:44:36 AM »

So I've been playing my new game, "60s watch," checking in more frequently (but not necessarily
staying) with K-Fox (KUFX) and The Bone (KSAN) just to see if they're playing a '60s song.  More
so in the car, when I might otherwise have left the radio off.  (I have a short list that I anticipate

I guess you could say I did a double take today when both stations were playing Queen's
Another One Bites the Dust at the same time.  Thought I screwed up the radio presets
at first.  Amusing and sad.

I've had that happen with a couple of the classic rock stations here - although it's usually AC/DC or Zeppelin.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP Marty Allen, 94
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:42:03 AM »
The comedian and former partner of singer Steve Rossi died in Las Vegas on Monday. No cause was revealed.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP Vic Damone, 89
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:25:29 AM »
The noted crooner died in Florida of complications due to respiratory failure.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP John Mahoney, 77
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:16:15 PM »
The character actor best known as Frasier Crane's father Martin on "Frazier" died in Chicago while in hospice.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP Dennis Edwards, 74
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:06:37 PM »
The lead singer of the Temptations died in Chicago from undisclosed causes, one day before his 75th birthday.

A cover of Little Boxes with modified lyrics for Lärabars.

Ay yi yi.

And probably half the people hearing it don't realize its origin.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP Dolores O'Riordan, 46
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:46:20 AM »
The Cranberries singer died suddenly in London. No cause of death has been released.

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