Top Ten Tuesday: KIJV (1340 AM, Huron SD), 11/18/55

KIJV in Huron, South Dakota (about halfway between Sioux Falls and Pierre) has been at 1340 AM since it first went on the air in 1947. Now simulcasting on 95.3 FM as “Tiger 95,” they’re playing Hot Adult Contemporary music. Here’s their survey from all the way back in 1955, before I was born…

  1. Gale Storm, “I Hear You Knocking”
  2. Gogi Grant, “Suddenly There’s A Valley”
  3. The Platters, “Only You (And You Alone)”
  4. Al Hibbler, “He”
  5. Tennessee Ernie Ford, “Sixteen Tons”
  6. Billy Vaughn featuring Ken Nordine, “The Shifting Whispering Sands”
  7. Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus, “The Yellow Rose Of Texas”
  8. The Four Lads, “Moments To Remember”
  9. The Four Aces, “Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing”
  10. Roger Williams, “Autumn Leaves”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for November 22, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: WETB (790 AM, Johnson City TN), 11/14/1971

WETB in Johnson City, Tennessee is currently broadcasting a Christian format. They were a Top 40 station in the ’60’s and ’70’s before switching to “beautiful music” in the early 1980’s. Here is their Top Ten from 51 years ago yesterday.

  1. Cat Stevens, “Peace Train”
  2. The Grass Roots, “Two Divided By Love”
  3. Sonny & Cher, “All I Ever Need Is You”
  4. Michael Jackson, “Got To Be There”
  5. The Chi-Lites, “Have You Seen Her”
  6. The Free Movement, “I’ve Found Someone Of My Own”
  7. John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band, “Imagine”
  8. Bread, “Baby I’m-a Want You”
  9. Cher, “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”
  10. Isaac Hayes, “Theme From Shaft

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for November 15, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: KMUR (1230 AM, Salt Lake City, UT), 10/24/60

WMUR in Salt Lake City, Utah is now KJJC, a news/talk station affiliated with the Salem Radio Network. WMUR switched to Country & Western in the 1960’s, usng the call letters WMOR, so this was close to the end of WMUR as a Top 40 station. Here’s their Top Ten for October 24, 1960.

  1. The Everly Brothers, “So Sad”
  2. Connie Francis, “My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own”
  3. Frankie Avalon, “Togetherness”
  4. Bill Black’s Combo, “Don’t Be Cruel”
  5. Bob Luman, “Let’s Think About Living”
  6. Bobby Darin, “Artificial Flowers”
  7. Bobby Vee, “Devil Or Angel”
  8. Jimmy Charles, “A Million To One”
  9. Brenda Lee, “I Want To Be Wanted”
  10. The Drifters, “Save The Last Dance For Me”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for November 1, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: WLLL (930 AM Lynchburg VA), 10/20/73

Not really much to tell about WLLL in Lynchburg, Virginia, other than currently they run a Black Gospel format. They first took to the airwaves in 1963, and we know they were a Top 40 station in 1973, where this survey comes from. Let’s see what was in the Top Ten almost 50 years ago…

  1. Bob Dylan, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
  2. Art Garfunkel, “All I Know”
  3. Uriah Heep, “Stealin'”
  4. Eddie Kendricks, “Keep On Truckin'”
  5. Isley Brothers, “That Lady”
  6. Jackson Browne, “Redneck Friend”
  7. Rolling Stones, “Angie”
  8. Gladys Knight & The Pips, “Midnight Train To Georgia”
  9. Joe Walsh, “Rocky Mountain Way”
  10. Seals & Crofts, “We May Never Pass This Way Again”

That’s Top Ten Tuesday for October 18, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: KTNT (1400 AM Tacoma WA), 10/12/74

KTNT in Tacoma, Washington is now KITZ in Silverdale, Washington, a news-talk station partly owned by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens’ Committee to Keep And Bear Arms. KTNT was owned by the Tacoma News Tribune when they were a Top 40 station, so let’s have a look at their Top Ten from 48 years ago tomorrow…

  1. Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, “Who Do You Think You Are”
  2. Mac Davis, “Stop And Smell The Roses”
  3. Tony Orlando & Dawn, “Steppin’ Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)”
  4. Bad Company, “Can’t Get Enough”
  5. Cat Stevens, “Another Saturday Nght”
  6. Stevie Wonder, “You Haven’t Done Nothin'”
  7. The Osmonds, “Love Me For A Reason”
  8. Carole King, “Jazzman”
  9. Blue Swede, “Never My Love”
  10. Olivia Newton-John, “I Honestly Love You”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for October 11, 2022.