Top Ten Tuesday: WTLK (1570 AM, Taylorsville, NC), 1/16/65

So, I was searching through the “Airheads Radio Survey Archive” for a Top 40 radio station in North Carolina that had a survey from around January 17 in some year that I could feature for today, and I finally found WTLK in Taylorsville. I check Wikipedia, and there was only a stub that said that it’s currently a gospel station. No history. I checked the FCC database, and there was no record for the station. Checking the Radio Locator, I learned they’re a Class B station, running 900 watts daytime and 500 watts nighttime, and that they do have an audio feed to listen over the Internet. Taylorsville is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metropolitan area, so the station did have its listeners in the ’60’s. So, here’s their Top Ten from January 16, 1965.

  1. Candy Apple Red – Stan Hitchcock
  2. You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin
  3. I’ll Be There – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  4. Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
  5. Love Potion Number 9 – The Searchers
  6. The Wedding – Julie Rogers
  7. Sugar Daddy – The Snowmen
  8. I Feel Fine/She’s A Woman – The Beatles
  9. Downtown – Petula Clark
  10. Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow The Sun) – Del Shannon

And that’s your Top Ten Tuesday for January 17, 2023.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: WTLK (1570 AM, Taylorsville, NC), 1/16/65

  1. I remember several of these, John. I remember ‘You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You’ more from the Dean Martin Show (which my mother watched religiously) than from the radio, but it’s still a good memory.


    1. I used to watch Dean Martin regularly, too. Back in the ’70’s, he was on Thursday nights, followed by Bill Cosby’s variety show. Dean’s show was something else. He’d have a whole production number at the end of every show, remember?

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  2. Another great list. If there were mix tapes in 1965, this could have been what my family listened to and sang along with on road trips. I am sure we drove my parents crazy singing Love Potion #9. My mom was very fond of Petula Clark’s Downtown.


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