Top 10 Flashback: September 14, 1973 – KSLQ St. Louis

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Greetings, loyal readers, and welcome to mid-September.  Summer’s pretty much over now, and one good thing about that is football season!  Our Lions, long the laughingstock of the NFL, actually looked pretty good against the Giants on Monday Night Football, despite all the stupid penalties.  We Lions watchers (a/k/a masochists) have been conditioned to expect a flag on every play, especially if there’s big yardage or a touchdown involved.  No matter, Matthew Stafford is on his way to becoming a veteran QB, and with Golden Tate, he has someone else to throw to besides Megatron.  All right, enough about football.  Let’s kick off another Top 10 flashback! Continue reading

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Top 10 Flashback: June 29, 1968 – KXOK St. Louis

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Greetings, loyal readers, and welcome to a happy summer weekend.  Get everything done you need to, but set aside a little time for a Top 10 flashback!

This week we’re visiting 1968, a year in which shit started getting real.  Martin Luther King was assassinated less than three months prior, Robert Kennedy died earlier in June, and Abbie Hoffman and the rest of the Chicago Seven were making their final plans to disrupt the Democratic National Convention.  So the music of the summer of ’68 must have been all about the counterculture and the anti-war movement, right?  Um, no. Continue reading

Top 10 Flashback: January 30, 1978 – KXOK St. Louis

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Originally written January 31, 2014.

Greetings, loyal readers!  It’s Friday night, and as long as you’re hanging around here, why not sink your Cheetos-stained teeth into a Top 10 flashback?

Here’s a sentence few people utter:  Let’s go to St. Louis! (Admittedly, “Let’s go to Detroit!” is even less common, like, it never happens.  At least STL has an arch.) 630 KXOK can stand toe-to-toe with any station for Top 40 heritage, in fact they were one of the pioneers of the format, but, like virtually all other AM music stations, it had seen better days by 1978, the year we’re visiting this week.  Continue reading