RADIO IS ALIVE AND ROCKING As KSAN JIVE 95 Is Selected as the BARHOF LEGENDARY STATION FOR 2014

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KSAN JIVE 95 Is Selected as the BARHOF LEGENDARY STATION FOR 2014

BENEFIT CONCERT and REUNION LUNCHEON

By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

Rock’n’Roll Radio at one time was an institution all by itself. A self propelling industry in the midst of a multi-generational configuration of listeners who enjoyed all forms of the popular music genre. The music was as diverse as the listeners themselves, from the history making 60’s Rock to Acid Rock, Heavy Metal to Folk, Blues, Pop, Glam, New Wave, Punk, Modern, Progressive, Easy Listening and of course the everlasting Classic Rock’n’Roll all played a role in Radio history and at one time or another probably could be heard on the legendary KSAN Jive 95 Radio station. Even new artists were featured on KSAN.

The Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame  (BARHOF) has selected KSAN Jive 95 as the BARHOF Legendary Station for 2014. KSAN aired some of radio’s most memorable, inspiring and outrageous broadcast ever from 1968 through 1978. The stations pioneering attitude gave way to an unbelievable amount of creativity that has fueled the stations historic and legendary status that many of its loyal listeners will never forget.

Tom Donahue circa 1967 at KMPX-FM.

Tom Donahue circa 1967 at KMPX-FM.

This crew of radio pioneers who would be responsible for electrifying the airwaves with a whole new sound and attitude was led by Tom Donahue. Donahue, also known as “Big Daddy”, was referred to as the father of progressive radio and was an executive and on-air DJ for San Francisco radio stations KMPX and KSAN during the late Sixties through the Seventies. He truly helped to invent “Free-Form” radio with its long cuts, new artists and no holds barred commentary. At the time Free Form helped to bring to the forefront the largely ignored FM band and played a large role revolutionizing radio broadcasting in America.

KSAN Jive 95 proudly joins, KCBS, KGO, KFRC, KNBR and KSFO as the newest Legendary Station in the BARHOF. As you may notice, all of the other Legendary Stations are on the AM Band, KSAN is the very first FM station to be awarded the Legendary status.

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To celebrate KSAN’s induction into this prestigious radio station group there will be two public events held in June. A KSAN Jive 95 Reunion Concert will be held on Wednesday, June 4th, at Yoshi’s in San Francisco to benefit the California Historical Radio Society and its’ Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. The featured artists for the “KSAN Reunion Concert” will be Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe McDonald, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense and special guest Rick Stevens, the Imperial Messenger Service with special guests, and others to be announced. KSAN played an important part in making these groups famous by featuring their music.

Simply put, KSAN Jive 95 Radio had the creativity, the inspirational talent, spirit and now some wonderful memories of a great radio station. Looking at the bigger picture, and as a dedication to all of those who played a role in this phenomenal on-air carnival for over decade, this Motley Crew of radio junkies didn’t just allow KSAN to be a great radio station but arguably one of the most extraordinary radio stations ever in the history of radio.

 

ImageNolan Apostle is a co-founder and Chief Editor of Event City and the Event City Premier Magazine. He has worked in numerous industries wearing a multitude of hats over the course of his career. He has worked as a Videographer, Producer, Photographer, Concert Promoter, Event Developer, Manager, Writer, Journalist, Marketing Director, Artist Management (Painters and Musicians), Ambiance Director, Educator, Tradeshow Manager, Props & Sets Designer, Catering Manager, Food & Beverage Director, and more. During his earlier years he ran a local radio station which he and friend started in Daly City California. It was short lived (about 5 months) when they received a unannounced visit from the FCC and local authorities at their broadcasting location. It’s Only Rock’n’Roll but he loves it!

 

Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame Tickets, events and concert information:

Besides tickets to the concert there will be a VIP Reception with the musicians held at 6:00 p.m. at Yoshi’s. Tickets are $49 for the concert and $150 for the VIP reception and concert. Buy tickets here. The VIP package includes a VIP reception with the artists, premium seating at Yoshi’s, a KSAN Live Jive CD, a KSAN Reunion Poster, and a KSAN Reunion T-shirt.

Then on Thursday, June 5th, at 11:30 am, the Bay Area Broadcast Legends will feature the induction of KSAN into the BARHOF and a KSAN Reunion Panel Discussion as part of its’ Spring Luncheon at Spenger’s in Berkeley. The panel will include Bonnie Simmons, Scoop Nisker, Terry McGovern and Norman Davis. Ben Fong-Torres will host the discussion. Tickets are $47.25 for a great lunch and once in a lifetime event.Buy tickets here.

In addition, the CD and digital download project called “KSAN’s Live Jive” containing historic music rarities from KSAN’s extensive live music broadcast archives is now a benefit for the California Historical Radio Society and its’ Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. The Co-Executive producers of “KSAN’s Live Jive” are Kenny Wardell and Jim Draper.  To order a copy of the KSAN Live Jive CD please visit their website at KSAN’s Live Jive.

 

Yoshi’s SF is located at 1330 Fillmore St., SF, 94115 – between Eddy St. and Geary Blvd.
Their phone number is (415) 655-5600 – Parking downstairs – Entrance on Eddy St.

 

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