KSOL 1450, San Francisco
Soul Twenty Power Survey
August 18, 1970
KSOL’s run as one of the nation’s pioneer rhythm-and-blues radio stations is coming to a close in the Summer of 1970, with only about a month remaining before the station’s switch to a middle-of-the-road format on September 21, 1970.
Faced with strong competition from cross-bay rival KDIA, San Francisco’s KSOL (1450 AM) abandoned the R&B format, which dated back two decades to when the station was known as KSAN. On January 27, 1971, it changed call letters to KEST.
Topping the chart this week is James Brown with “Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A Sex Machine, Part 1),” stalling Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” at number two for the second straight week.
The “KSOL Team Of Soul Experts” shown on the survey included Tam Henry, Bert Bell (Herb Campbell), Tony King, Frankie “M,” Johnny Quick and Ronnie Williams.
Broadcast: KSOL/1450 – Bert Bell and Charlie Brown, July 12, 1966