"Mod Bods" From The
Magic Brush of Radio Ray
January 3, 1967
strip, from the 16-page "Top 33 On 99" free newspaper published weekly
by KKIS, Pittsburg, Calif. — "The Inland Empire's Most Popular Station"
— was drawn by the station's midday DJ, Radio Ray Farrell, nom de
radieux of Ray Lenhart. (Note the KKIS
call letters worked into the first frame.)
contemporary music stars appearing in the strip are Sonny & Cher, Bob
Dylan and Peter Noone ("Herman" of Herman's Hermits).
His work at
the small Contra Costa County station in early 1967 was a preview
of greater things to come for Lenhart, who would become a legend of Top
40 radio as the one and only
while continuing to hone
his formidable skills as
which went on the air in September 1949 as KECC and became KATT in 1957,
took on the KKIS call letters in September 1958. In October 1993, under
new owner Joe Rosa of Peoples Radio, the station became KATD.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 8-1/2x11 inches.
SOURCE: Bill Plummer Collection, Bay Area Radio Museum.