Top Ten Tuesday: KYMN (1520 AM, Portland OR), 12/19/64

KYMN in Portland, Oregon wasn’t around very long as a Top 40 station. It took over from KGON in August, 1964, and broadcast Top 40 until September 18, 1967, when they switched to a “Beautiful Music” format. Currently it’s KXET that has a Russian-language Christian format. Here’s KYMN’s Top Ten for December 19, 1964, 58 years ago yesterday.

  1. Dave Clark Five, “Anyway You Want It”
  2. The Detergents, “Leader of the Laundromat”
  3. Dick and DeeDee, “Thou Shalt Not Steal”
  4. Bobby Vinton, “Mr. Lonely”
  5. The Impressions, “Amen”
  6. The Larks, “The Jerk”
  7. The Supremes, “Come See About Me”
  8. The Searchers, “Love Potion Number Nine”
  9. Sue Thompson, “Paper Tiger”
  10. The Beatles, “I Feel Fine”/”She’s A Woman”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for December 20, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: WPPA (1360 AM, Pottsville PA), 12/11/75

WPPA in Pottsville, Pennsylvania has been around since 1946 and has been owned by Pottsville Broadcasting Company the whole time. They have an FM station at 105.9 FM and are branded as “A-106.” They’re what’s called a full-service radio station, meaning they play music, run talk shows, carry a syndicated radio show (Dave Ramsey), and other programming of interest to the community they serve. Here’s their Top Ten from December 11, 1975.

  1. George Baker Selection, “Paloma Blanca”
  2. Bay City Rollers, “Saturday Night”
  3. Barry Manilow, “I Write The Songs”
  4. K.C. & The Sunshine Band, “That’s The Way (I Like It)”
  5. Silver Connection, “Fly, Robin, Fly”
  6. Jigsaw, “Sky High”
  7. David Geddes, “The Last Game Of The Season (The Blind Man In The Bleachers)”
  8. Elton John, “Island Girl”
  9. Morris Albert, “Feelings”
  10. Neil Sedaka with Elton John, “Bad Blood”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for December 13, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: WHIM (1110 AM, Providence RI), 12/5/59

WHIM-AM in Providence, Rhode Island was a Top 40 station from 1947 until 1966, when they changed over to Country music, a format they kept umtil December 30, 1997, which was their last on-air date. They’ve been dark ever since. Let’s go back to this week in 1959 and hear what they were playing that day.

  1. Lloyd Price, “Come Into My Heart”
  2. Steve Lawrence, “Pretty Blue Eyes”
  3. Frankie Avaon, “Why”
  4. Paul Anka, “It’s Time To Cry”
  5. Freddy Cannon, “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans”
  6. Connie Francis, “Among My Souvenirs”
  7. Bob Beckham, “Just As Much As Ever”
  8. The Drifters, “Dance With Me”
  9. Ernie Fields & His Orchestra, “In The Mood”
  10. The Royal Teens, “Believe Me”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for December 6, 2022.

Top Ten Tuesday: WCOS (1400 AM, Columbia SC), 11/29/77

WCOS is Columbia, South Carolina’s second radio station. They switched to Top 40 in 1958 by playing Sammy Kaye’s rendition of "I Wish I Were In Dixie" before changing formats. They switched away from Top 40 in 1980 and are currently a Fox Sports Radio affiliate. Here is their Top Ten from November 29, 1977.

  1. Carpenters, “Calling All Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft”
  2. Andy Gibb, “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water”
  3. Chicago, “Baby What A Big Surprise”
  4. Bay City Rollers, “The Way I Feel Tonight”
  5. Linda Ronstadt, “It’s So Easy”
  6. Barry Manilow, “Daybreak”
  7. Crystal Gayle, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
  8. Fleetwood Mac, “You Make Loving Fun”
  9. Rita Coolidge, “We’re All Alone”
  10. The Bee Gees, “How Deep Is Your Love”

That’s Top Ten Tuesday for November 29, 2022.

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.