Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

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It’s 1983 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Every Right To Be Cynical – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KROQ – Freddie Snakeskin – July 31, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not that 1983 had any special dibs on cynicism and anxiety – it was a pretty cynical decade on its own, you must admit. But if you’re going through it for the first time – it’s...

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It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Perplexed – But BMR Knows The Score – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – January 2, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s January 2nd and it’s 1978 – New Year’s Happened and you had a blast. You went to every party you knew about and some you didn’t know about, but crashed anyway. You were on...

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Hollywood Gossip And A Word From Binnie Barnes – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Hollywood Preview – sponsored by Koret Of California – October 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hollywood in wartime – despite shortages in the labor force, with many actors joining up for service, there was still a thriving industry, cranking out a wide range of films for sheer entertainment...

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It’s 1972 – You Live In L.A. – You Go To College – Your College Has A Radio Station – You Dream Of Free Records And Concert Tickets

KUSC – Air-Bag with Jay Cee – September 13, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – College Radio – it’s slick, highly produced with considerable thought going into focus groups marketing and raising money. That’s the way it is now. But in the 1950s and 1960s College Radio was background...

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It’s October 1966 – It’s L.A. – You’re A Teenager – It’s The Weekend – You’re Not Looking Forward To Monday

KBLA – Humble Harve – October 23, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 1966. If you had the gross misfortune of graduating Junior High (or Middle School) before the Summer of the year, 1966 for example, Fall or September for you meant starting High School – a lot...

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It’s 1977 – You’re A Teenager – You’re At A Crossroads – You’re In L.A. – Your Radio Is Fuzzy And Distant – And So Are You

KTNQ-AM – September 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Radio in 1977 – Oh yeah – the year you were assaulted by Disco, Kiss and The Ramones – all at the same time. No wonder your brain was scrambled. You were smack in the middle of Polyester, Black leather...

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It’s 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In Motor City – You Have Boss Radio – You Also Have Typing Class

CKLW – Detroit – Tom Shannon program – November 17, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Funny – no matter where you go or what city you wind up in, things always seem just a little bit of the same everywhere. Maybe the weather is different, but school is...