Top Ten Tuesday: KKBQ (92.9 FM, Houston, TX), 6/28/84

KKBQ-FM is currently playing Country music, a successful format for them, having been nominated for a Country Music Award for Best Radio Station in a Large Market twice, winning once, win the NAB Marconi award twice, once for Country Station of the year and once for Major Market Station of the Year. Before that, they were branded as "93Q," playing Top 40. Here’s their survey from 38 years ago today.

  1. Deniece Williams, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”
  2. Ratt, “Round And Round”
  3. Ray Parker Jr., “Ghostbusters”
  4. Madonna, “Borderline”
  5. Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time”
  6. Billy Idol, “Eyes Without A Face”
  7. Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing In The Dark”
  8. Steve Perry, “Oh Sherrie”
  9. Prince, “When Doves Cry”
  10. Duran Duran, “The Reflex”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for June 28, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: KOA (850 AM, Denver, CO), 6/25/55

KOA in Denver has been on the air since 1924. It’s a 50,000 watt (clear channel) station currently owned by iHeartMedia, and broadcasts a news-talk-sports format on 850 AM and simulcasts on a couple of HD radio stations as a subchannel. Here’s their Top Ten for June 25, 1955.

  1. Nat King Cole, “A Blossom Fell”
  2. The Hilltoppers, “The Kentuckian Song”
  3. Bill Hayes, “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett”
  4. Johnny Desmond, “Togetherness”
  5. Georgia Gibbs, “Dance With Me, Henry”
  6. Bill Haley & His Comets, “Rock Around The Clock”
  7. Gisele MacKenzie, “Hard To Get”
  8. Al Hibbler, “Unchained Melody”
  9. Perez Prado & His Orchestra, “Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White”
  10. The Sunnysiders, “Hey Mr. Banjo”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for June 21, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: KPHO (910 AM, Phoenix AZ), 6/15/59

KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona is now KGME, a Fox Sports radio station. KPHO moved to 910 AM in 1949 and played Top 40 music until sometime in the 1960’s, when they switched to an all-news format. They were sold in 1972 and switched to a country format, eventually working its way to a sports format. Here’s their Top Ten from June 15, 1959.

  1. Lloyd Price, “Personality”
  2. Martin Denny, “Quiet Village”
  3. The Coasters, “Along Came Jones”
  4. Floyd Robinson, “Makin’ Love”
  5. Dion & The Belmonts, “Teenager In Love”
  6. Freddy Cannon, “Tallahassee Lassie”
  7. Jimmie Rodgers, “Wonderful You”
  8. Connie Francis, “Lipstick On Your Collar”
  9. Paul Anka, “Lonely Boy”
  10. Johnny Horton, “The Battle Of New Orleans”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for June 14, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: WINN (1240 AM, Louisville, KY), 6/10/67

WINN at 1240 AM in Louisville, Kentucky is now WLLV, broadcasting an Urban Gospel format. Currently, the station has reduced power to 530 watts 24 hours a day because they had to move the antenna to accomodate a sewer project. WINN-FM broadcasts on 104.9 FM with a Hot Adult Contemporary format from Columbus, Indiana, north of Louisville. Wikipedia has WINN-AM switching to a Country & Western format in 1965 and maintaining it until 1982, but this doesn’t look like Country & Western to me.

  1. Mike Nesmith, “Just A Little Love”
  2. Every Mother’s Son, “Come On Down To My Boat”
  3. Spanky & Our Gang, “Sunday Will Never Be The Same”
  4. Aretha Franklin, “Respect”
  5. The Fifth Estate, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”
  6. Jon & Robin, “Do It Again A Little Bit Slower”
  7. The Mamas & The Papas, “Creeque Alley”
  8. The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Six O’Clock”
  9. Paul Revere & The Raiders, “Him Or Me”
  10. Janis Ian, “Society’s Child”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for June 7, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: WDRC (1360 AM, Hartford, CT), 6/2/63

WDRC-AM in Hartford, Connecticut is now "The Talk Of Connecticut," but from the late ’50’s to 1980 they were a Top 40 station, in competition with WPOP (1410 AM) until WPOP switched to news and talk. Here is their survey from June 2, 1963.

  1. The Roller Coasters, “Spanish Twist”
  2. The Dovells, “You Can’t Sit Down”
  3. Ray Charles, “Take These Chains From My Heart”
  4. Little Peggy March, “I Will Follow Him”
  5. Al Martino, “I Love You Because”
  6. The Crystals, “Da Doo Ron Ron”
  7. Bill Anderson, “Still”
  8. The Olympics, “Th Bounce”
  9. Kyu Sakamoto, “Sukiyaki”
  10. Lesley Gore, “It’s My Party”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for May 31, 2022.