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

KSAN 1450 Music Survey (Image)

The text for this exhibit is currently in development.

FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE…

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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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Fair-to-poor audio quality — Fair-to-poor audio quality.
DB — Courtesy of David Billeci.
BFT — Courtesy of Ben Fong-Torres.

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