KSAN FM 1980 The Good Dr. and More

The first clip features the famed Dr. Demento on his KSAN FM show from the spring of 1980. The good doctor began his comedy show on free form KPPC FM in Los Angeles in 1970.  He was a musicologist with a vast knowledge and collection of comedy records. During the time of this show he was doing three shows. One live on KMET FM Los Angeles, one taped for national syndication and the last taped for KSAN FM.

KSAN FM in San Francisco was of course one of the pioneering FM free form stations in the country  and you also hear a short bit from a call in show at the end of the clip.

The good doctor has a web site where you can listen to many past shows and also stream the latest version.

The second clip features what I believe was a retrospective show heard on KSAN  ( date unknown but perhaps from 1974 based on the rerelease of the Jefferson Airplane song). You will briefly hear  Tom Donahue who was the founder of the station and  who  passed away in 1975 plus some other content. The station would unfortunately change formats by the end of 1980.




Vin Scelsa WNEW FM 1982

Presenting free form radio broadcaster Vin Scelsa.  A man who has had the honor of being named checked by the Ramones on their Pleasant Dreams album.

He’s worked at a number of radio stations in the New York area including WLIR FM,  WBAI, WABC FM, WYRK FM and WFUV FM. He has also been on satellite and internet radio and has  had two stints on WNEW FM.  Vin is perhaps best known for the program Idiots Delight which has aired on various stations.

This air check is from the tail end of his first stay at WNEW. He left the station in 1982 when they narrowed their format. The creativity is still on display here as New Wave is played along with other forms of rock to make for a most enjoyable listen.