T10FB Redux: September 6, 1968 – KFRB Anchorage, AK

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Originally written September 2, 2013, slightly edited September 3, 2014.

Good evening!  What we’re gonna do right here is go back.  Way back.  Back into time.  When the only people that existed were troglodytes.  Cavemen.  Cavewomen.  Neaderthal…

Oh, excuse me!  Let’s do a Top 10 flashback from 45 years ago this week.  We’ll travel to, believe it or not, Anchorage, Alaska, and hear the top ten tunes from Radio 900, KFRB’s Pacemaker ’68 survey.

Ready?  Then let’s take the average caveman, at home, listening to his stereo…

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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: December 29, 1968 – WARM Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Originally written December 27, 2013.

Hey, loyal readers!  Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?  Me neither.  So let’s celebrate the end of the year with a Top 10 flashback!

The charts from smaller markets can be interesting.  Some just go by Billboard magazine, but others actually take the pulse of the city they’re in.  The station we’re featuring appears to have used the latter approach.  590 WARM was THE Top 40 station in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and they still survive today with a satellite-fed oldies format.  This week we will look at their final top 10 of 1968.

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