Posted By: Lobster · 9/14/2015 1:18:00 AM
Looking for songs to pick for show #366 in late July (Yes, that many week of shows since 2008!), a theme idea tickled my DJ brain. The Classic Rock Era has gone on for decades. It started in the changes in culture and music from 1965-1967.  Fashions, hairstyles originated then in the "youth culture" are still recycling today.  Bob Dylan plugged in, and thousands of Folkies followed. The Beatles transformed from Rubber Soul in 1965 through Revolver in 1966 to Sgt. Pepper in 1967.  Top 40 AM gave way to FM, as FM Radios with Stereo became prevalent, and in the'70s, standard equipment in cars. AM Music Radio faded.  Audio quality elevated.  Music Production became more complex. 
So there I was, looking at the number, 366, and a theme that would carry us through 2015 was born.  Each week, we highlight another year, and some of the finest release by the ...


Posted By: Lobster · 7/2/2015 9:50:00 AM

Consider this the extra hour to the Sunday's show.  On July 2nd, 1976 I left KOME, San Jose as 7-Midnight DJ and Assistant Music Director and signed a deal, shortly before going on the air, to return to KSJO as 6-10pm DJ and Music Director.  Like sports teams, all FM radio stations in any town were owned by separate companies.  Indeed, no corporation, due to FCC Rules & Regulations till 1995, could own more that 8 AM, 8 FM and 8 TV Stations, and no more than one of each in any area.  Led to that good old American tradition called competition.  Like players, "personalities" were considered valueable.  In fact, the last rating period (You could look it up - San Jose Arbitron Spring 1976) at KOME, my time slot had the ratiings equivalent of a clean-up hitter in Major Leaque Baseball who won the Triple Crown, a Golden Glove, ...


Posted By: Lobster · 3/27/2015 12:50:00 AM

David Letterman moved to CBS after Johnny Carson retired.  Johnny wanted David to be his successor, but NBC wanted Jay Leno.  Was a dealbreaker question in a relationship, Letterman or Leno?  Think David feels like he won the Survivor - Late Night Talk Show Host.  He outlasted Leno.  Now, he can retire.  So, maybe this Summer, I'll consider it.  Funny, once, when I got fired from a San Jose station, one of the DJs told a listener on the request line I had retired.  How did I find out?  Two weeks later, I was on-the-air at a legendary SF Station, and the caller was tuning around and found me.  That was 1980.  

Why am I mentioning this?  Because I play to win.  I want listeners to tune in, and even listen to the whole show, cover to cover, from 10a-3p.  "Faithful Every Sunday" was an SF 49'ers slogan.  From ...