Pioneer R&B and Soul Radio:
KSAN 1450
(c. 1955-1964)
KSOL 1450
(1964-1970)
San Francisco, California

KSAN Music Survey (July 1, 1963)

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1955

Jumpin' George Oxford on KSAN 1450 (1955; 30 minutes) Presentation includes textPresentation includes audio

1958

KSAN 1450 "Most In Rhythm & Blues" Jingle (Circa 1958; 30 seconds) Presentation includes audio

1960

The Burner (Bill Mercer) on KSAN 1450 (December 15, 1960; 2 minutes) Presentation includes audioScoped (edited) versionDB

John Hardy/Rockin' Lucky Show Transition on KSAN (Dec. 16, 1960; 1 minute) Presentation includes audioScoped (edited) versionDB

1963

Mike Dix as Jumpin' George on KSAN (June/July 1963; 34 minutes) Presentation includes textPresentation includes audioDB

1965

John Henry on KSOL (October & December 1965; 13 minutes) Presentation includes audioScoped (edited) versionDB

In this composite from a random Saturday in October (two recording periods) as well as December 4 (also a Saturday), John Henry "The Soul Drivin' Man" plays the latest hits from the KSOL Soul 45 survey. John Henry would later work under his real name, Jim Titus, at KGFJ in Los Angeles, and as a newsman at NBC's KNBR and KNAI in San Francisco. A excerpted news report by Jackson King is also included in the recording.

1966

Doctor Soul on KSOL 1450 (Circa 1966; 30 minutes) Presentation includes audioBFT

KSOL 1450 "Swingin' Soul Brothers" Jingle (Circa 1966; 15 seconds) Presentation includes audio

Charlie Brown on KSOL (July 12, 1966; 11 minutes) Presentation includes textPresentation includes audio

1967

Sly Stone and Ronnie Dark on KSOL Soul 145 (March 29, 1967; 1 hour) Presentation includes audioScoped (edited) version

 

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DB Courtesy of David Billeci.
BFT Courtesy of Ben Fong-Torres.

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