KSOL 1450
San Francisco

Soul Twenty Power Survey

September 15, 1970

This is presumed to be the very last soul music survey produced by KSOL (1450 kHz.) in San Francisco prior to the station’s switch to a middle-of-the-road format on September 21, 1970. Faced with strong competition from cross-bay rival KDIA, KSOL abandoned the R&B format, which dated back two decades to when the station was known as KSAN.

On January 27, 1971, the station changed call letters to KEST.

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. At the top of the chart for the second straight week is Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song.”

SOURCE: Survey image (photocopy) from the David Billeci Collection of the Bay Area Radio Museum.



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