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Scott Rayer, 1976

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Scott Rayer, 2010

The Scott Rayer Collection

Scott Rayer was born at the dawn of Rock & Roll in 1954.
He writes,

My early days of radio listening had to do with the music. I can recall the songs played on KEWB, Oakland, in the early 1960's. But the DJs I draw a blank with. I guess I was part of the audience Bill Drake was targeting with "much more music".

My interest and appreciation with music radio, and its DJs, did not germinate until the Spring of 1975 when I attended California State University, Fresno, and friends shared my interest and appreciation of popular music. One was high school friend Greg Contos, and because of my dorm room location, I made fast friends with Gary Langley across the hall. He was a Radio/TV major. My first night at the dorm I heard a good radio program of oldies. I asked what station he was listening to, and he showed me the "Cruisin' 1961" LP.

After graduating in 1976 with a BA Degree in Journalism, it took me about six months to discover that newspaper work was not in the cards for me. Radio was also not for me, so I worked for a couple of record retailers for several years, including the now defunct "Tower Records" retailer. Having my fill of extreme hours, getting burned out with music, and the abysmally low wages at Tower, I shifted gears to office administrative work for the next 20 years, at several companies.

In 2000, my elderly mother needed a warmer climate for her health. I was not in any committed situation at the time, so we both moved to Henderson, Nevada. The climate was agreeable with her, but she required my 24/7 care in the last years of her life. During brief stints of quiet, the home hobbies of radio and records were good outlets for stress relief.

Mom passed away several years ago, and since then I've been volunteering my time and energies with friends and neighbors, and REELRADIO.

The Repository thanks Scott Rayer for sharing!

[Descriptions by Scott Rayer & Uncle Ricky]

by contributor Scott Rayer

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Dr. Don Rose KFRC Tribute to John Lennon, December 9, 1980, Pt. 1 (01:04:12)

. . . We'll have an interview with the interviewer . . .

Approximately 6AM - 7AM: Dr. Don Rose stops the Bee Gees and announces a tribute to "our fallen friend, confessor, conscience and all the other things that was, John Lennon". Mike Colgan is featured with news.


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Dr. Don Rose KFRC Tribute to John Lennon, December 9, 1980, Pt. 2 (56:03)

. . . all that great music we have, and we'll have forever . . .

Approximately 7AM - 8AM: Dave Sholin joins Dr. Don Rose to talk about the last interview with John Lennon just the day before. Rose takes phone calls from listeners.


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Dr. Don Rose KFRC Tribute to John Lennon, December 9, 1980, Pt. 3 (01:00:44)

. . . we do what we must do, say goodbye to John Lennon . . .

Approximately 8AM - 9AM: We learn that Stevie Wonder was performing in San Francisco the night Lennon was murdered, and presented a Lennon tribute to conclude his concert.

Rose closes his tribute, "The start of life, the end of life, and in-between, all those events that give John Lennon immortality." The late Rick Shaw is heard as the recording ends.

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The BIG 610 - KFRC 20th ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN
February 14-17 1986

[From notes by Contributor Scott Rayer]

This exhibit will eventually include almost all of the entire KFRC 20th Anniversary BIG 6-10, a four-day marathon starting at 6PM on Friday, February 14, 1986.

This special broadcast followed a presentation narrated by Bobby Ocean, contributed to REELRADIO by Ben Fong-Torres in December of 2001.

The Making of a Classic: 20 Years of KFRC, 1966-1986

These off-the-air recordings were made on 90-minute cassettes (45 minutes per side) and small portions of the broadcast were lost when not in attendance.

What is not on this recording is what was in store for KFRC and the talent. The music format was tanked in six months. Dr. Don left the station, and in another year, he suffered a heart attack. Jane Dornacker was killed in a helicopter crash eight months later.

In some ways, this was the beginning of the end for the station, but I know others have differing opinions.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 14, 1986 Pt. 1 (610-600) (01:00:44)

Opens with a newscast from John Evans, with multiple reports of many problems because of the outrageous weather. Dr. Don Rose welcomes Jan Yanahiro and Chuck Buell.

The Big 6-10 Countdown begins, and this segment features #610 through #600.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 14, 1986 Pt. 2 (599-587) (01:16:52)

Dr. Don Rose welcomes Chuck Buell and Mark McKay. Rose and Buell place a call to Shana in Los Angeles.

The Big 6-10 Countdown continues, and this segment features #599 through #587.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 14, 1986 Pt. 3 (586-569) (01:10:59)

Dr. Don Rose and Mark McKay share recollections, including a Celebrity Jingle performance. Engineer George Zema is also featured. (Did he get an AFTRA payment for that?)

This segment features #586 through #569, but #579 is lost. There's a restored no-ID segue between #580 and #578, which is NOT part of the original broadcast. REELRADIO restored these for your listening enjoyment.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 14, 1986 Pt. 4 (568-551) (01:08:35)

Dr. Don Rose steps aside, after a 14-year-old caller demands the truth, and reveals that he never really liked sound effects. It was those pesky engineers, they made him do it.

Marvelous Mark McKay takes over host duties for the 25th Anniversary weekend, and features an embarrasing aircheck from his baby DJ days. He also tells the story of the Virgin Sturgeon, but Jack Armstrong's final message from the mobile studio is lost to the ether. Plus: A satellite broadcast from Australia!

Some music was restored. Any copy of this stream is illegal.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 14, 1986 Pt. 5 (550-537) (01:02:44)

Marvelous Mark McKay introduces Paul Frees and the famous UFO Promo, and we learn why the pause was actually EIGHT seconds, not ten.

Mark provides a long list of female and/or women broadcasters who worked at the Big 610, and more great stories from his years at KFRC. There's also a very nice produced community service feature called CloseUps, a few phone calls, one rare old-timey jingle and a lot of entertainment between the tunes, including contest winners and a piece of his interview with Mick Jagger.

Some music was restored. Copying this stream is illegal.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 14, 1986 Pt. 6 (536-524) (01:02:07)

Marvelous Mark McKay wraps the Friday night countdown at midnight, promising to return Sunday afternoon, but there is no prize for the contestant who identifies the group singing the KFRC jingle.

The next day kicks off with some raucous rockers at 9AM (February 15, 1986). Steve O'Shea, one of The Original Six-Ten Men, continues the countdown. Veteran O'Shea claims he almost lost his job by playing the first Grateful Dead record on the station.

Russ "The Moose" Syracuse joins Steve with wonderful stories about the beginning of rock 'n' roll radio at KFRC. Steve explains how he has practiced to deliver the call letters appropriately. And, there's a cameo appearance by Joe Conrad.

Some music was restored. Copying this stream is illegal.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 7 (523-515) (01:05:31)

The BIG 610 countdown continues on Saturday morning, February 15, 1986 with Steve O'Shea, Russ Syracuse and Mike Phillips, and hits #523 through #515.

John Catchings, Ed Hirsch and Frank Terry join via telephone. O'Shea and Phillips recall the early days of KFRC with Program Director Tom Rounds.

Phillips offers a genuine "Hello K.O." sweatshirt to the first listener who shows up at the station with the largest dead trout scotch-taped to their car radio antenna.

Some music was restored. Copying this stream is illegal.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 8 (514-502) (01:05:09)

Mike Phillips inherits host duties and presents hits #514 through #502 on the last Saturday morning segment of the Big 610 countdown. He is joined by Steve O'Shea, Russ Syracuse and Dr. Don Rose (who says he couldn't stay away).

Chuck Browning speaks from his ranch in Texas, and Louisianan Howard Clark explains the unfortunate loss of a $20,000 contest prize and the reaction of PD Les Turpin. Phillips, eager to prove he wasn't responsible for the station's "Game Show" format, calls consultant Walter Sabo for clarification.

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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 9 (501-489) (01:07:58)

Beau Weaver presents his loose and regrettable behavior and a special commercial demo reel when he takes the helm for this 20th Anniversary broadcast. Sally Adams and Jack Friday check in via phone, and Beau reveals the real names of legendary KFRC personalities.

Beau also talks with late Program Director Michael Spears (aka Hal Martin). Then, Dr. Don Rose returns to the air chair. Part 9 of this exhibit features hits #501 through #489 of The Big 610.

Some music was restored. Copying this stream is illegal.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 10 (488-476) (01:12:28)

The All Time Big 610 Countdown continues with hits #488 through #476. Bobby Ocean joins Dr. Don Rose with a bunch of aircheck clips, including the day Dick Clark purchased the RKO Radio Network.

Also included on this segment from Saturday afternoon, February 15, 1986: Joel Camisher and a movie review clip featuring Jane Dornacker, newsman Robert McCormick on the two-way, and Ocean "loses it" on a Gensler-Lee spot after Dr. Don reveals his really real name. Engineer Steve Rood joins Dr. Don on the phone and they reminisce about funny sound effects.

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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 11 (475-463) (01:00:37)

Hits #475 through #463 of the All Time Big 610 Countdown are squeezed into this hour.

Dr. Don Rose welcomes Jack Friday and Terry Nelson.

Chuck Buell is front and center with Bobby Ocean, and telephone connections with newspersons John Winters and Jo Interante.

Three musical performances were restored. Our music license prohibits copying and distribution.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 12 (462-442) (01:17:44)

This segment of The KFRC Big 610 Countdown includes hits from #462 through #442.

Big Tom Parker drops by to help Chuck Buell conclude his portion of this historic broadcast, and Bill Lee starts out strong. And — get this — Bill is the only jock during the entire countdown who ran his own board!

Otherwise, Whoopee for Bill Lee, who plays himself and the San Francisco 49ers In The Superbowl song (starts about 01:06:00). Lee also talks with two wanna-be KFRC working-elsewhere jocks.

Three musical performances were restored. Our music license prohibits copying and distribution.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 13 (441-424) (01:14:56)

Former Program Director Gerry Cagle calls in with a very bad word as Bill Lee continues The KFRC Big 610 Countdown into the evening of February 15, 1986. You'll hear hits from #441 through #424.

Candi Chamberlain drops in to warm-up for her upcoming segment, and Lee picks up a job lead.

And with a nod to the Oakland Athletics, Bill Lee presents another sports-rap song, Bill-Lee Ball!

Two musical performances were restored. Our music license prohibits copying and distribution.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 14 (423-411) (56:13)

Bill Lee presents The KFRC Big 610 Countdown even later into the evening of February 15, 1986. You'll hear hits from #423 through #411.

Bill talks to Shannon O'Brien, and includes a title not ranked in the Big 610.

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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 15 (410-393) (01:00:53)

As Bill Lee wraps up his portion of The KFRC Big 610 Countdown, he welcomes Candi Chamberlain. And, Bill says something very inappropriate to Candi, but you'll have to listen carefully.

Lee tells a couple of poetic kids from Redwood City that they can take his job in a few years, and he joins Candi in a singing salute to The Temptations. Hits #410 through #393 are featured.

Two musical performances were partially restored. Please, DO NOT copy, trade or sell.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 16 (392-378) (59:21)

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This hour features three great KFRC personalities — and Hits #392 through #378 of The BIG 610.

Candi Chamberlain hosts the hour, and welcomes guests Marvelous Mark McKay and Bobby Dale. Dale talks about working two shifts when Bill Drake took over KFRC.

Happily, there's one stop set (3 units!) and they are tasty classics. Sadly, most of this hour is long-ago burnt-out music, which is why a 'scoped version is provided.

Two musical performances were partially restored. PLEASE, do not copy, trade or sell.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 17 (377-359) (01:01:15)

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Hits #377 through #359 are featured in this hour of The BIG 610 Countdown.

Candi Chamberlain hooks up with Dave Diamond from chilly Iowa, who says "it's good to talk to Bobby Dale — he's a legend — and so is Mike Phillips — and so am I."

Mr. Dale takes over hosting duties as this hour ends, offering that it will take three hours to relax and feel like he knows what he's doing. It's another Saturday Night, and he's all alone in the booth.

One musical performance was restored. We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 18 (358-340) (01:04:54)

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From Saturday night, February 15, 1986: Bobby Dale continues the Big 610 Countdown with hits #358 through #340.

Dale is casual and frequently self-deprecating. He introduces himself as "Living proof that you can't go home again", and he jokes that a small gaffe in timing was his "first mistake in radio".

Bobby begins the hour saying that he couldn't think of anything to say, and while his performance may seem lean, his natural warmth and affability comes through.

Two musical performances were restored. We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 15, 1986 Pt. 19 (339-318) (01:10:34)

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The late Bobby Dale continues the Big 610 Countdown with hits #339 through #318 on Saturday night, February 15, 1986.

Bobby claims to play Madonna for the first time in his life (this is believable) and it seems like he finds nearly everything amusing, joking that the chart positions could be important "if they ever bring the game shows back."

"Now, I swore I'd never come back, but I didn't have to worry - they never asked me to come back", says Bobby, admitting that "the music and things have changed, but the haunting memories remain.."

Three musical performances were restored. We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 20 (317-306) (01:01:46)

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It's 1AM on Sunday morning, February 16, 1986 as Bobby Dale counts down hits #317 through #314 and concludes his portion of the Big 610 countdown.

At 9AM, Dave "The Duke" Sholin resumes the countdown with #313.

Engineer "Flawless" George Zema makes a cameo appearance. Dave tells a story about being late for work on Sunday morning and reminisces with listeners on the phone.

Also included: Two "Public Affairs" features, one named CodeBreakers that's a bit obscure, and an Editorial, which is easier to follow, and classic Bobby Ocean production elements to pause the countdown at 1AM, and resume it at 9AM.

One musical performance was restored. We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 21 (302-284) (01:15:50)

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. . .
I'm spoiled
   I thought you smelled funny
. . .

It's a little bit after 10AM on Sunday morning, February 16, 1986, and smooth-talking Terry Nelson (KROY, 99X, KFI) opens this 75-minute segment of the Big 610, featuring hits #302 through #284. Terry shares some nostalgic moments with callers, including one who was a current listener to his morning show on Sacramento's KCTC (Adult Contemporary). Nelson also lists an honor roll of superstar talent that attended the prior evening's festivities.

Then, some truly funny moments, as Bobby Whaddaguy Ocean and engineer George Flawless Zema talk for several minutes about the old days and behind-the-scenes stuff. Also, the best Bobby Ocean jingle we've never heard — until now.

Two musical performances were restored. We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 22 (283-269) (01:15:03)

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. . .
Batteries not included, check your theater for a newspaper near you, if bleeding persists call your physician
. . .

The countdown continues with hits #283 through #269, and lots of amusing banter as Bobby Ocean and Flawless George Zema exchange stories about cheeks, Bush, buns and bosoms. Mike Phillips (d. Oct 16, 2006, 64), calls in with a shocking recollection about labor negotiations, and veteran Bay Broadcaster Jim Gabbert confesses to getting off on the whole weekend.

Then, Dr. Don Rose resumes DJ duties and talks to Claire, the Sausalito Ferry Lady. He also talks to Jane Dornacker (d. October 22, 1986, 39), stranded in the Detroit airport due to equipment problems.

Two musical performances were restored. We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 23 (268-253) (01:15:22)

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. . .
They would say that my feet never touched the ground, probably
. . .

Jane Dornacker (d. October 22, 1986, 39) wasn't really stranded in the Detroit airport after all, and surprises Dr. Don Rose with an in-studio visit. Dr. Don and Jane talk about WNBC, New York City, Lloyd Lindsay Young and the origin of Lulu Belle.

Rose plays a short aircheck announcing the marriage of two KFRC engineers, and another recalling his undercover dog, Rosko. Dornacker promises to return the next morning, and Dave Sholin insists that he did sign the tab for the 20th Reunion dinner the night before.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 24 (252-235) (01:14:49)

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. . .
I was literally afraid that this would be my last day in broadcasting
. . .

The opening Bright Sound of Tomorrow jingle into Chuck Berry says it all - this is nostalgia radio. Dave Sholin makes a few appearances in this segment hosted by Dr. Don Rose, who keeps the BIG 610 countdown moving quickly from #252 to #235.

There are two extended talk segments that are too good to miss, and the use of drop-ins and SFX is impressive. Dr. Don feeds Roscoe and tells the story of letting the wrong word go on the air. 78,000 people kept a secret.

Telephone calls during this segment are interesting because they seem so personal. This was a big radio station, but Dr. Don had a one-on-one connection with his listeners.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 25 (234-217) (01:18:01)

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. . .
This is what it's all about
. . .

This exhibit starts with hit #234, and continues through #217. Dr. Don Rose gets an update on the "Big F" story in part 24. Dr. Don and PD Dave Sholin have a revealing conversation about Paul Drew, which offers a balanced perspective of Drew's contribution to the RKO organization. There's also a lot of background about KFRC Program Directors.

Several great stories, including a Dr. Don joke about Mark McKay's dislike of the "chewing gum" in the Men's Room. And, Dr. Don plays the first "gay song" - ever!

McKay does take over for Dr. Don, and features the classic Close Encounters Promo, in addtion to an aircheck of his early years at the Big 610. This is a tremendous, fun-packed hour.

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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 26 (216-200) (01:16:49)

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. . .
Maybe I did sound more like Z.Z. Boozer
. . .

Mark McKay presents Big 610 hits #216 through #200 in this exhibit, plays his old airchecks and reveals that PD Michael Spears wanted to call him Z.Z. Boozer when he first joined the station.

Also featured: Names of the Pro KFRC contest winners, and a custom mix of We're All Alone created by production wiz Ron Hummel.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 27 (199-184) (01:15:44)

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. . .
I enclosed a check for $1000 with my resume
. . .

Mark McKay continues counting down the Big 610 hits with #199 through #185, and then the effervescent Shannon takes the controls for hit #184. (There will be more of Shannon in Part 28 of this exhibit.)

McKay tells the story of his most embarrassing moment on the air, and also relates the events of an incident that earned him 32 lines from Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Herb Caen.

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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 28 (183-161) (01:17:01)

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. . .
here's Roy Orbison and a song that was written for me
. . .

It's the evening of February 16, 1986, and Shannon continues the Count Down with the Big 610 hits from #183 through #161. Shannon reveals her time at KFRC to be 1981-1982.

Shannon introduces Beth, a KFRC Hitliner, one of the "behind the scenes" phone crew that took requests.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 16, 1986 Pt. 29 (160-151) (36:21)

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. . .
You totally dig men with big
. . .

Wrapping up the BIG 610 weekend from Sunday night, February 16, 1986, Shannon counts down the Big 610 hits from #160 through #151. The plan is to hit the #1 song at 6:10 PM on Monday, February 17.

In this segment, Shannon introduces Beverly, her personal KFRC Hitliner, and the girls get into some Girl Talk before the countdown resumes. And there's one very unusual thing that is not explained - an electronic instrument background for Shannon's Children Orphanage PSA. It sounds like one of those early mini-keyboards. Maybe Beverly was playing it for her.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 17, 1986 Pt. 30 (150-142) (01:12:14)

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. . .
that was one tough school, the student union was the Teamsters
. . .

Dr. Don Rose resumes the Big 610 countdown on Monday Morning, February 17, 1986, with hit #150. Heavy rain has created flooding problems in some parts of the Bay Area, and Robert McCormick has coverage.

And, as she promised, Jane Dornacker (d. October 22, 1986, 39) is back with Dr. Don this morning.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 17, 1986 Pt. 31 (141-130) (01:16:31)

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. . .
are they or isn't they?
. . .

Dr. Don Rose continues the countdown, and hits #141 through #130 are included. Jane Dornacker and Robert McCormick cover traffic and news.

Dr. Don plays Collector's Composite Number One from the KFRC golden anniversary in 1974. Bobby Ocean and Chuck Buell are featured.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 17, 1986 Pt. 32 (129-116) (01:06:54)

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. . .
The first thing that struck me about New York was a cab
. . .

Robert McCormick opens this hour with news. The Big 610 Countdown continues with Dr. Don Rose, who moves through 14 reportable music performances (from #129 through #116) in this exhibit. Jane Dornacker is particularly funny with her traffic report during the second news segment.

Of special interest to the REELRADIO community is the appearance of the contributor of this exhibit, Scott Rayer, (at 41:00 on the unscoped version, and 19:40 on the 'scoped exhibit.) Scott wrote: "The thing I recall about that phone call was the ease to get through to Dr. Don on that Monday morning. There was also no "set up" prior to going on-the-air with Dr. Don. The producer answered my phone call, placed me on-hold, then put me on-the-air "cold" with Dr. Don. His response with my phone call had him spontaneously "winging-it" with his comeback line . . . which I found amazing!"

Also, former KFRC General Manager Pat Norman talks with Dr. Don, as does an unidentified caller that remembers rock 'n' roll on KOBY from the late '50's.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 17, 1986 Pt. 33 (115-99) (01:18:13)

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. . .
Try to keep a smile on your face - it'll look weird on your feet, y'know
. . .

As the morning show clocks out, the Big 610 Countdown continues with Dr. Don Rose and Jane Dornacker, who is joined by LuLu Belle for a traffic update. Dr. Don and newsman Robert McCormick talk about old times.

Charlie Van Dyke checks in via phone, and Dave Sholin takes over with Bobby Ocean who plays the part as a board-operating co-host.

Vicki Liviakis is standing by for her news report. This segment presents Big 610 Hits #115 through #99.

We pay license fees to stream the music in this exhibit, but you are not licensed to copy, trade or sell this recording.


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The Big 610, KFRC Feb 17, 1986 Pt. 34 (98-82) (01:21:36)

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. . .
Tom prided himself on being able to say five billion words in a thirty second space of time
. . .

Robert McCormick and Jane Dornacker are featured with pre-recorded Hollywood Entertainment News, then Dave Sholin turns it over to Bobby Ocean, who begins a story about a staff fish fry. Unfortunately, the punch line was lost to a tape change, but The Osh recovers from an administrative error (in real time) as he rolls a hot music set with value-added production elements.

And when the music stops, What A Guy! offers a very amusing compilation of bits and pieces of Tom Campbell's Matthew's Top of The Hill Daly City spots. This is a classic bit, beginning at around 13:35 on the 'scoped version.

Vicki Liviakis reports that the weather is still making news. Don Sainte-Johnn appears, and after some light-hearted conversation with Bobby and engineer George Zema, it is Don's turn to continue the countdown, followed by a group revelation of the things jocks do while the records are on. Between and throughout of all this are Big 610 Hits #98 through #82.

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Danny Holiday, KBSG Seattle, April 7, 1991 (restored) (01:32:13)

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. . . we'll just fake it until we make it . . .

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Danny Holiday

68 year-old Seattle rock 'n' roll radio icon Danny Holiday (Daniel Prescott Thygesen) passed away on February 20, 2012, leaving his Pacific Northwest listeners with fond memories of his years at KOL, KSND, KZOK and KBSG. Between radio gigs, Holiday was a record promoter and in his later years, he worked in Graphic Arts. He was inducted into the Northwest Music Hall of Fame in 1990.

This aircheck of the Rock & Roll Time Machine program on KBSG from Sunday morning, April 7, 1991 includes a malfunctioning turntable, which Holiday takes in stride. There's quite a bit of distracting FM noise in this recording, so most of the music has been restored. (One song that he was unable to play through completely has been included here.)

Danny Holiday had a friendly, energetic and informative presentation. This show includes a short interview with the late Kent Morrill of The Wailers, a story about the song that preceded Don Fardon's Indian Reservation, and a rare snip of songwriter Jeff Barry playing a distinctly different version of a Phil Spector classic.

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