KYA Radio 1260, San Francisco
Official Top Thirty Survey
Week Ending February 4, 1966
Motown and the British Invasion, Surf and Broadway are
on the charts at 1260/KYA in February 1966, but it's Lou Christie from
Pittsburgh, Pa., at the top with "Lightnin' Strikes," displacing the
Beatles and their double-sided 45 hit, "We Can Work It Out" and "Day
In the early months of 1966, the men of KYA include
Gene Nelson (6-10 a.m.), Ed Hider (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), Johnny
Holliday (2-6 p.m.), Tony Bigg (6-10 p.m.), Tommy Saunders
(10 p.m.-midnight) and Russ "The Moose" Syracuse (midnight-6
a.m.). Recent arrival Jim Washburn is KYA's utility player,
filling in on vacations and weekends.
KYA was in the final months of ownership by Churchill
Broadcasting, which would sell the station to AVCO Broadcasting of
California for $4.4-million in August.