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The College Radio Staff 3

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...

Bane of the 10th grader 1

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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Ultravox! In Concert From Boston – 1979 -Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Ultravox! – In Concert at The Paradise, Boston – March 3/4, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Early Ultravox! this weekend – led by singer John Foxx, the frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band in March 1979 to embark on a solo career...

The Oregano wars 1

You’re A Teenager – You’re In San Francisco – It’s March 1969 – You’re Not Feeling It.

KYA-AM – San Francisco – March 31, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1969 was a year rife with deception – you know – you were there. People from everywhere were moving into your town in droves. They heard stories, they read newspapers – they saw those reports on...

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The Monkees – Live In Japan – 1968 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Monkees – live At Budokan Hall, Tokyo – October 4,1968 – NHK-FM, Tokyo – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Monkees in concert this weekend. Recorded live at Budokan Hall in Tokyo on October 4, 1968 and broadcast by Japanese National Radio Network NHK-FM. Coming just after my taste...

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Nostalgia For The 1930s As Seen From 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Nostalgia For The 1930s – Open Mind Program – January 31, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Feeling a sense of nostalgia for a decade other than the one you are currently in is a pretty common feeling. Usually the decade in question is often the one a person...

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Riot On Sunset Strip 1966 – “What Is It You Kids Want?” – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Sunset Strip Riots – The Cool Rebellion – Second Sunday – NBC Radio – 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sunset Strip – November 1966. It was bound to happen, sooner or later. One of the largest if not the largest generations in history was suddenly coming of age....

Love during the time of passing period. 0

It’s 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Almost Christmas – Love Is In The Air And So Is KDAY

KDAY-AM – Santa Monica – November 26, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For everyone who says that holidays are a gigantic drag, there are those few people for which the possibilities of the holiday season are endless. It may have happened to you. There was always that one...

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It’s 1981 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – The Party’s Just Getting Started – Jed The Fish Is The Voice Of Your Conscience –

KROQ – Jed The Fish with Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo – July 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ah, the 80s – wretched excess, padded shoulders and electronica. The Strip is your refuge and Madame Wong’s is your salvation and the party’s just getting started. You can’t make...

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Lauritz Melchior – Eva Le Gallienne – RCA Magic Key – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lauritz Melchior – Eva Le Gallienne – Frank Black With The NBC Orchestra – RCA Magic Key – April 17, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though you could consider it a one-hour commercial for RCA Victor records, phonographs and everything else RCA was involved in at the...