Wednesday, March 26, 2008

1962 KYNO Radio Fresno, California Top 40 Survey

The October 20, 1962 KYNO Radio 1300 Fresno, California survey features DJs Bob Elliott, Sam Schwan, Bob Jennings, Gary Gilbert, Johnny Hyde, Jay Loden, and Dick Carr. The Fabulous Forty chart has "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons as the number one song for the week. The number 7 song, "Peepin' And Hiding" by Court Victors was not a top 40 tune on the Billboard charts. Johnny Crawford is at number 23 with "Rumors." Johnny played "Mark McCain" on "The Rifleman" TV series. We find "My Three Sons" "Chip Douglas," Stanley Livingston at number 25 with his "Hairspray" song, also not a Billboard top 40 hit. At number 37 we have "Don't Go Near The Indians" by Rex Allen. Rex was the narrator for numerous Walt Disney documentaries in the '60s and had his own TV series in 1954, "Frontier Doctor." Of course there are quite a few songs on this survey that are quite well remembered from that era. KYNO was the number one station in Fresno in the '50s, '60s, and '70s when owned by Eugene Chenault. They were a test market for the "Boss Radio" format which was later used on such stations as KHJ in Los Angeles.

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