More of the great B Mitchell Reed on KMET from June 1975 and the ever irreverent Jimmy Rabbit on KROQ from 1976.
Listen for the brief ad for and by Dr. Demento and a promo for Harry Shearer’s show on the KMET clip.
Like CFNY in Toronto during the late 1970’s KROQ was important for the development of new music and like NY it was also so much more in those early days. when a free form ethos ruled at the station. Rodney Bingenheimer had started his show on on the Q at the time of this air check. That show did a lot to kick start the punk phenomena in North America. This was at a time when the station had reset after being off air for two years. The frequency used by KROQ was the same one used by KPPC FM earlier,
Take a trip back in time when radio mattered and enjoy these clips. There’s more from both stations that will be uploaded in the future.