For this Music Monday, we are looking at songs that you heard the radio. Growing up in the Bay Area, the radio was electric.
The first station I remember having my Oscar the Grouch radio permanently tuned to was KNBR-680 was when I was about nine or ten.
It played the what was known as Adult Contemporary but it also had the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors games on and Sportsphone 68 in the evenings when there wasn't a game (Yes, I was a sports junkie as a kid) but they also played music and I love Frank (Dill) and Mike (Cleary) in the morning. One of the first songs I remember hearing was:
As I entered junior high school and high school, I upgraded to KMEL (Rock) and KITS (Live 105-Modern/Atl Rock):
|80's KMEL T-shirt|
And do remember hearing these songs that helped shaped my musical life on these stations:
And then at my first attempt at junior college (Chabot College in Hayward), I worked for the student radio station:
|80's KHFM/KCRH Chabot College shirt. KCRH was over the air and KHFM was on the cable access channel|
(I might have told this story-sorry) - In the summer of 1989, they had some camps for kids for like four weeks and they told the kids that they could be on the radio for 30 minute stints and I was hired (got paid) to run the board for these kiddos. They could pick their tunes (As long as we had it), every single kid picked the same song (So I definitely heard this song on the radio-twice an hour, every hour, five-days a week for four weeks):
I learned so much from listening to music on the radio, I wish that kids had the same experience that I did: