Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Listening with Malcolm

Over the years, I've tried various platforms to share music from my Freeform Radio Days and also more current favorites. Of course, I still post my old airchecks at Freeform Radio on Podomatic, but the platform that's had the best success in recent years has been my

 "Listening with Malcolm" Facebook Group.

Please check it out.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

KFML AM & FM Begins

Friend and radio compatriot Herb Neu checked in recently after viewing the write-up on KFML at: (be careful opening the page, there is also a commercial page that also opens up when you visit).

Herb wanted to clarify a few things about how freeform KFML got started:

"I noticed a discrepancy in the KFML Link. The originators were Brian Kreizenbeck, Thom Trunnell and Herb Neu.

"Thom had left WLS-FM to become the PD of a San Francisco free form station and I left WLS-FM to become sales manager at KOME in San Jose. Prior to WLS-FM we were with KMYR in Denver, which was owned by Doubleday. They fired the entire staff and management because we were "subversive."

"ABC hired all of us except for Ashford who chose to hang around Denver. AFter we came to the Bay Area, Thom and I hated our respective gigs. Brian was in Denver and he let us know that KFML was in trouble and there was a chance for us to get involved.

"I called Joe McGoey and we set up a meeting with him. We hopped in my soon-to-be-repossessed VW and drove to Denver for the meeting. The deal we worked out was that we could provide a complete staff for a weekly salary of $100 each plus profit sharing."

Monday, October 31, 2016

John Zacherle, RIP

John Zacherle - Wikipedia

Freeform DJ at WNEW-FM in the late 1960s and WPLJ-FM throughout the 1970s, Zach was best known for his television work, but he also did a great freeform show.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Vin at WPLJ and Zacherley

Episode 12 of the Kate and Vin Scelsa Podcast:

First 20 minutes they talk mostly about Ernest Hemmingway, then get into the good stuff:

"And we're back! Still suffering from some technical problems forcing us to do this one over the phone, so apologies for the phone-style audio. We've got some book recs, the history of Vin's doomed first foray into mainstream radio as WPLJ attempted to co-op the counterculture with less successful results, and a story about DJ/professional character Zacherley's revenge upon the corporate radio format."

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Light Shows