July 9, 2009

KMET Memories!

UPDATE:  this has been the best day of radio in years!  This is so fun and is brining back great memories and a few sad moments (they replayed the announcement of John Lennon's death).  I know from my Facebook messages and comments that other So Cal fans are listening and loving it too.  

If you grew up in So Cal in the 70's and listened to rock and roll radio, you are in for a real treat, 
a blast from the past, 
a gathering of the Immoral Minority,  
a time to yell "Whoo-A"

because on FRIDAY JULY 10, The Sound (KWWD 100.3),  is doing 

"a one-day revival of KMET complete with the original airchecks and many of the radio personalities from the station's heyday."

Did your car have one of these?  
Mine sure did!

The "Mighty Met" was the best station on at the time and had all the grooviest, coolest DJ's.  Do any of these names ring a bell:

Jeff Gonzer, Cynthia Fox, B. Mitchel Reed, Tom Donahue, Paraquat Kelley, Ace Young, Frazier Smith, Mary Turner, and of course, Jim Ladd (did you know he has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame - he's the god of all Rock DJ's).  

I will be listening, I am really excited about it.  A slice of my youth served up by current fave station.  All I can say is:

I can't wait for a nostalgic "little bit of heaven, 94.7, KMET - Tweedle Dee"!

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Dan said...

My memories are of WLS in Chicago, late 60's and early 70's. DJ's like Larry Lujak, John "Records" Landecker, Yvonne Daniels and Little Tommy Edwards. This was where I got my start on my love for music. I'll never forget the first time I heard "Let It Be" by the Beatles. Listening to Lady Madonna on the ride to school in the bus. Great memories.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...


Thanks for sharing that! I think we all have fond memories of our first radio station :)

Dan said...

BTW the call letters stand for "World's Largest Store". They were owned by Sears when it begun.

Ray said...

"KMET is heaven."

And it was heaven again for well over 12 hours yesterday on The Sound LA (100.3). Brought back a flood of memories from my SF Valley youth in the late 70s and early 80s. I've seen some people write, "oh, how can you people care so much about an old station of hippy music?!" But, it was so, so much more than just the music. KMET, from the DJs to the music to the listeners, was a state of mind. An intellectual gestalt of the times. The "Finally A KMET Friday" event on The Sound managed to capture that magic in a bottle again. It was special.

Oh, and nice site, by the way. :)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Ray, thank you for the compliment and THANK YOU for the comment! I used it as a post so more people would see it because it really sums up the feel of a great station. I don't think the KMET phenomenal could be replicated in today's techno society.

Anonymous said...

some KMET die-hards have started a KMET tribute site that also has streaming radio of classic KMET music, jingles, ads and airchecks from the good ol days - lots of fun pics in the galleries too!:)

Check out http://TheMightyMet.net

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Anon, thanks! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Disco SUCKS !!!!

Anonymous said...

I am trying to find an mp3 or other format of the KMET jingle patterned after Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time". My girlfriend recorded that for KMET and does not have a copy and I would love to get it for her. Any help would be appreciated.

John jadq2@yahoo.com

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