Top Ten Tuesday: KYVA (1230 AM, Gallup NM), 8/1/64

Our tour of radio stations takes us to The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico USA, and to KYVA 1230 AM in Gallup. They’re now broadcasting an oldies format after years as a Top 40 station, as well as being a station on the Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network. Their sister station, KYVA-FM 103.7 FM in Church Rock, New Mexico (a suburb of Gallup) plays classic hits, which I think is about the same thing… Anyway, here’s their Top Ten from August 1, 1964.

  1. Nino Tempo and April Stevens, “I Surrender Dear”
  2. Dave Clark 5, “Can’t You See That She’s Mine”
  3. Jack Jones, “The First Night Of The Full Moon”
  4. The Beach Boys, “I Get Around”
  5. Millie Small, “My Boy Lollipop”
  6. The Four Seasons, “Rag Doll”
  7. Al Hirt, “Sugar Lips”
  8. Johnny Cash, “The Ballad Of Ira Hayes”
  9. Skip Arne and The Dukes, “Sunshine and Rain”
  10. The Beatles, “A Hard Day’s Night”

After yesterday’s debacle where one of the songs on my list had to be played on the YouTube website, I’ve tested all of these and they all appear to play (I also ran them under my VPN for the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia), but in case they don’t, this link will take you to the playlist itself. If that doesn’t play, well, there’s not much I can do. I’d be interested to know how many of you use Spotify. If there’s enough interest, I may start building my playlists there as well.

That’s Top Ten Tuesday for August 9, 2022.

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: KYVA (1230 AM, Gallup NM), 8/1/64

  1. Thanks for putting that link in. For some reason it would not play Ragdoll even though it should have. I really liked this list. Some are new to me like the first 2. I really like the Jack Jones song tgat I never heard of.
    That Sugar Lips song must have been a novelty song..not my cup of tea but some great trumpet playing.
    I really like the tribute to Ira Hayes by Cash. This Nan deserved better. A great movie, starring Tony Curtis, was made in the late 50s about this man


    1. I’ve seen The Outsider. They would run it on The 3:00 Movie, which basically gave you the highlights (had to get the commercials in). It really left an impression on me.

      Al Hirt had a bunch of hits in the ’60’s, and most of them sounded like novelty songs. He was a tremendous musician and a huge guy. My dad said he waws the best he heard.

      YouTube has gotten really weird. Used to be virtually every video played on it. Now, I have to test every video to see if it’ll play in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia and whether it can be played if I embed it or if the person has to go to YouTube and play it. It makes me want to scream…


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