Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Awkward Moments

It’s May 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You Live in L.A. – Your Life Has Become . . .Awkward.

KDAY – Earl Trout – May 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We got bills to pay and mouths to feed: Become a Patron! You have to admit, May 1970 is no fun. The world has become an insane place. It doesn’t help matters any that you feel like...

Moderate eye irritation from Smog

March 27, 1957 – “Los Angeles Weather: Light To Moderate Eye Irritation From Smog – No Morning Burning Allowed” – Bob Crane Says So.” – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KNX-AM/FM – March 27, 1957 – Bob Crane Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It may not seem like a lot to you, but . . .Become a Patron! If you ever lived in a house in Los Angeles built before 1957 and wondered why there was what looked...

1979

You Live In L.A. – It’s 1979 – It’s Almost 1980 – You Haven’t Wrapped Your Head Around 1970 Yet.

Become a Patron! The older you get, the faster time goes by – there’s clinical proof someplace. You remember a time when a week felt like a month and a month felt like a century. You remember New Year’s Eve 1969 and you remember exactly where you were when it...

Manhattan at night

Sounds For A City That Never Sleeps -Barry Gray And New York All Night Radio – 1946 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WOR-AM – The Barry Gray Program -2:00 am – 2:30 am – December 12, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Five bucks a month, or even a buck a month makes all the difference in the world: Become a Patron! If you were one of those people who subscribed...

Mantan Moreland -

Benny Carter, The Charioteers, Hattie McDaniel, Mantan Moreland, Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman – Blueberry Hill – 1943 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

CBS Radio – Blueberry Hill (preview/audition broadcast) – March 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’re here because of you (hint-hint): Become a Patron! Had there not been World War 2, this program might have gone unnoticed and largely forgotten. Why it came about isn’t clear, but it marked...

Phi Ahn's Moongate - 1967

L.A. Eats, Cooks And Drinks Coffee – Chef Mike Roy And Epicurean Los Angeles – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Mike Roy’s Weekend Cooking Show – KNX – August 26, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If we helped take your mind of things, you might want to chip in:Become a Patron! Chef Mike Roy was a fixture in L.A. Popular culture from the 1950s up until his death...

Hong Fllu - 1969

It’s February 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have The Dreaded Hong-Kong Flu – Charlie Tuna Is Your Nurse.

KHJ – Charlie Tuna – February 23, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! If you were a teenager and lived in L.A. and it was anywhere from late November 1968 to March 1969, chances were you had the flu. Not just any flu, but the dreaded...

Hollywood Boulevard - 1968

It’s May 1968 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Turning 30 – You Don’t Do Those Dances – It’s Still Your Town.

KMPC – Geoff Edwards – Roger Carroll – June 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I’ll just leave this right here and you can think about it:Become a Patron! Much as many Pop Culture mavens would have you believe the entire world grew their hair long the second...

Exurbia - 1955

A Sunday Afternoon In 1955 -Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

NBC Monitor – 4:15pm – 5:15pm – June 19, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! America in the 1950s. An afternoon on a typical Sunday in 1955. To a lot of you, it’s a dim-distant past that bears no resemblance to life in America today. To...

John Burroughs High - Burbank

It’s February 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s KROQ – All Of A Sudden, Life Makes Sense.

KROQ – Brent Kalen – 2:55 pm – 3:55 pm – February 28 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Would you be up for helping us preserve all this stuff, for like a buck a month? Become a Patron! Could have been something as simple as Valentine’s Day; the...