Top Ten Tuesday: WKZO (590 AM, Kalamazoo, MI), 4/14/61

WKZO in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has changed to news-talk, also carrying Detroit Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings games as well as Michigan State Spartans football and basketball games. They were originally affiliated with the CBS Radio Network, and as much of the radio programming moved to television, WKZO became a middle-of-the-road station, which is where they were in April 1961. Let’s look at their Top Ten from April 14, 1961. The playlist is here, if you prefer.

10 – The String-A-Longs, “Wheels”

9 – The Everly Brothers, “Ebony Eyes”

8 – Marty Robbins, “Don’t Worry”

7 – Connie Francis, “Where The Boys Are”

6 – Kokomo, “Asia Minor”

5 – Del Shannon, “Runaway”

4 – The Playmates, “Little Miss Stuck-Up

3 – Ben E. King, “Spanish Harlem”

2 – Steve Lawrence, “Portrait Of My Love”

1 – The Marcels, “Blue Moon”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for April 11, 2023.

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: WKZO (590 AM, Kalamazoo, MI), 4/14/61

  1. You were right a week ago about Wheels. That’s the song my brother would dance to when he was very little. I have that and Orange Blossom Special in 45 but also on a CD that reminds me of KTel music sold back in the 70s. I enjoyed these songs and didn’t know a volleyball of them like Stuck Up which was fun and the annoying rendition of a famous classical piece of music. Blue Moon is great and I always remember seeing Del Shannon when I went to this huge bar back in the 80s. He was there a couple of times and I danced while he sang. Ebony Eyes is very sad and just love, love, love Soanish Harlem


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