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-- I enjoyed reading the KXOK memories. I too remember Johnny Rabbit, many years of great music and the omnipresent KXOK 630 preset on every teen's car radio in St. Louis. I'm lucky to have some special memories of KXOK because I was fortunate enough to get a job there as a teenager , and man, did I enjoy it!
-- The way it happened was that I had sent a letter to Mort Crowley indicating my interest in breaking into radio; that I was willing to sweep floors or do anything that needed to be done, just to get into and be around radio. Mort called me and asked me to come in and talk to him and, as a result, hired me to work evenings. Although I got some kind of fancy title that I can't remember anymore (something like Production assistant) I was essentially a gofer for the on-air jock.
-- The disc jockey I worked with was Bob Shannon, and he couldn't have been nicer or more fun to work with. My job was to take phone calls from the kids who called in with requests or were responding to promotional contests; find and cue up carts and do whatever other duties assigned (like getting Shannon coffee). There was an engineer (I think his name was Kent Lissa) who was often there with us in the evening, but we were the only ones there at that time of the day. Let me tell you, there was a certain amount of status with my peer group to be working at the famed KXOK.
-- One of my stand-out memories working at KXOK was the night I got a call from a girl with the voice of an angel. Let's say her name was Victoria. Victoria had a sexy, lush voice that absolutely activated every raging pubescent hormone raging through my body and she and I seemed to magnetically connect from that first call. At the time I had a serious crush on Jean Shrimpton, one of the superstar models of that time and for some strange reason my teenaged brain assigned Shrimpton's face with Victoria's voice, and the result was I was absolutely smitten with this girl who kept calling me at the station and seducing me with a voice that melted my socks.
-- As soon as I told Shannon about it he laughed uproariously and then proceeded to give me a fatherly warning. He shared with me that one of the first lessons you learn in radio is what you hear will rarely match up with what you see. I listened but I could not hear. I was sure, in this case, he was as wrong as he possibly could be. I just knew that Victoria was an angel sent from heaven, and sent just for me. So, despite repeated warnings from Shannon, I made plans to meet this angel. She asked if she could bring us a cake that she'd baked for us; that she'd bring it down to the station on Kingshighway. I agreed. We agreed to meet at the downstairs back door at ten o'clock that evening.
-- Ten o'clock couldn't come fast enough. I took the elevator down, went back to the back door and opened it. There stood Victoria. Nice and sweet as she was, she was as dissimiliar to Jean Shrimpton as you could imagine. I will spare you all the details but I can still remember Bobby Shannon laughing til he cried when he saw the look on my face as I walked back into the studios of KXOK. I had learned the radio lesson, the hard way.
-- Earlier this year I caught up with Bob in California via email. I was sure that he would not remember me but he did. We communicated back and forth and intend to get together if he ever comes back to St. Louis for a visit. So, even though it's been close to forty years ago that I was fortunate enough to spend some time working at one of the great radio stations in St. Louis' history, in some ways it seems like just yesterday.
Dan Duncan
Director of Community Services
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis Area


-- I just stumbled across the wonderful KXOK radio clips from the mid 1960s at this site. Man I loved hearing Johnny Rabbit and Bruno J. Grunion again after all these years! What a treat.
-- Here's a little background for you even though I might bore you:
-- I grew up in Alton, Illinois (Alton High 1965).
-- I first started playing in bands in 1963 in high school when I was in a six piece band called "the Shadows." I was the bass guitar and harmony vocalist behind some guys who were all a lot better than I was. We played at Alton Recreation Center and at the Wood River Pavilion, we played the Jerseyville V.F.W., we played at an old armory building out in Godfrey, near Monticello College too. I think they called it the Godfrey Civic Center. What a dump. But Monticello girls were rich and lonely, easy pickings for the band.
-- Our drummer Art Welch was the band manager and he was friends with KXOK on air talent Nick Charles and Keith Morris. We started getting gigs in St. Louis county because of that connection. The KXOK ALL STARS basketball team got us some gigs to play at the games.
-- I think it was Nick Charles who worked the Midnight to dawn show at KXOK and Art would drive us over there a couple of times a month to be interviewed on the radio as "one of St. Louis' up and coming young bands." Which was bullspit of course, we either stunk or were just average. But it was cool getting the publicity. One night we were hanging out at the radio station when comedian Flip Wilson came in. He had on a dark blue sharkskin suit and a diamond ring as big as your eyeball. I met Lou Rawls there once too. Nick even got us a job one night opening for Bob Kuban and the "In" Men. Remember them? Ha!
-- We opened for Paul Revere and the Raiders too. At the dumpy Godfrey Civic Center.
-- Then in 1966 we all graduated and went our separate ways. I got drafted and went to Vietnam. I've never heard from any of the guys in the band in years. If anybody can tell me where I can reach Art Welch it would be nice.
-- But mostly, I'd like to know what ever became of Nick Charles and Keith Morris.
-- (Mike replies: Both Nick and Keith have passed away, Nick from heart disease and Keith at the hands of a drunk driver.)
Best regards,
James Black

-- Today I came across your tribute site to KXOK. A great work of love. I went to high school at The Principia Upper School out in the West County area of STL (grad. 1973) and then to Principia College across the river in Elsah (near Alton), Illinois (grad. '77). Of course, KXOK and KSLQ were the defining stations for "The Soundtrack of My Life."
-- In college, I was very active as a jock and station manager at the Principia College station, WTPC-FM. In fact, check out our own tribute site to this small, but amazing 10-watter . It will take you back to "the day." It was during that time that a very good friend, fellow jock, and our station engineer, Rob Hummel, and I met Mason Lee Dixon. We actually sat in on a couple of his shows at KXOK and invited him to come over the the college to give the staff a talk to help us have a more professional sound and operation. He did and it is a very memorable part of the college years. Do you, or any of the collectors on your site, have anything about Mason Lee Dixon, including where he may be now? I heard he was in Kentucky. Any help or postings would be much appreciated. Also, was the Chief Engineer around 1974-5 Art Jablonski? He was also helpful in making an LCD readout countdown timer for us to wire to our cart machines.
-- I don't know what your policy is, but feel free to add the WTPC site as a link if you think there's an interest on the part of you site visitors. There is some great St. Louis vintage stuff, like Tom Boy, Wehmueller, and CMC Stereo spots, and an aircheck or two from KXOK and KSLQ (Rob Hummel worked there in 1977 as a newscaster with "Richard" Hopper a/k/a "Bob' Hopper while at KXOK).
-- At any rate, I appreciate the work you have done to create the KXOK tribute site. Please feel free to be in touch as time permits.
Jim Thurman
Saint Petersburg, Florida

-- Your KXOK memories are fabulous. I began as a jock in radio in Springfield, Illinois in 1962 and I am still in radio at WQYK in Tampa-St. Peterburg, Florida in 2005.
-- The first time I heard KXOK was in June 1958 with Peter Martin playing FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE by Jerry Butler. I had just moved back to Springfield from Sarasota, Florida. I was 12!
-- In Florida my station was another Storz property out of Miami, the infamous WQAM. All this early listening easily influenced me to get into the business.
-- The jocks I remember at KXOK include Peter Martin, Ed Bonner, Buddy MacGregor, Art Rice, Ken Reed and Ron Riley. Heading into the 1960's there was Davey O'Donnell, Ray Otis, Johnny Rabbit, Don Shafer, Nick Charles and Mort Crowley. KXOK had a great singal into Springfield (100 miles to the NE) both day and night. In my opinion KXOK was a far better station then WLS (which also came into Springfield). KXOK seemed much more personal.
-- There was also KWK and WIL in St. Louis, but neither seemed to connect like KXOK nor were their signals good into Springfield. I've got a number of the music surveys including some from 1959, 1960 and 1963 thru 1970, plus some air checks from 1964.
-- My wife and I and another couple even drove down to St. Louis and 1600 North Kingshighway unannounced one cold Sunday afternoon in February 1967 to see if they'd let us in and give us a tour and Peter Martin let the four of us in and we got to sit in with him! How cool!
-- It was a great station and I still occasionally ask even today when I'm not sure about how to present something on the air, how would KXOK do it?
-- I have a couple of questions about KXOK perhaps someone could answer. Did KXOK briefly abandon it's top 40 format sometime around June 1960 and then return to the format in the fall of 1961. During that period, did KXOK play more of the softer current songs? And are the BIG LISTEN IN ST. LOUIS KXOK jingles from 1958 and 1959 out there anywhere? And how could you forget KXOK's highly produced ESSENTIAL newscasts from late 1961 and early 1962. I'm still not sure how they did it!

Jack Evans
Bradenton, Florida


-- AH THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLE DAYS, I REMEMBER PUTTING MY TRANSISTOR RADIO UNDER MY PILLOW AT NIGHT SO MY DAD WOULD'NT KNOW I HAD MY RADIO ON AND THEN I'D FALL ASLEEP AND RUN MY BATTERY DOWN.
-- THANKS FOR THE STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE (KXOK) SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR WEBSITE!

CHERYL GORTNEY


-- I too grew up with the trusty old transistor stuck in my ear well into the night (when my mom thought I was sleeping), listening to the wonderful sounds of KXOK. My "magic fingers" won me many a "45" on their dial-in contests. One was called "Musical Seconds" ... they played a few seconds of a song and you had to call in and identify it.
-- I was 12 years old in 1963 when I dialed-in and correctly named the tune "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore (I believe the flip side was "Judy's Turn to Cry"). All the operators at the station that took my calls were named "Kay" (of course) and they actually got to know my voice after awhile. They'd say "hi Kathie!" before I even told them who I was! There was "Name it and Claim It", "Blab it to the Rabbit" and some sort of treasure hunt game where you got clues, located the key to the treasure chest and won the cash.
-- There was also an "amatuer talent contest" where you would call in and sing a song, they would record it and the best "talent" performed on air and won prizes (my sister and I called in and sang a duet. We never heard anything back). The contests were great back then and I still have a stack of 45's to prove it!! Loved "the Rab" and Bruno J. Great memories, thanks for the site!

Kathie M. Galucia
Riverview Gardens High School, Class of 1969


Living in central Missouri (Fulton) we didn't have much choice but try to get the rock in roll stations in the bigger cities. We would listen to KXOK 63 as they sang KXOKaay radio 63 St. Louis. Then the Johnny Rabbitt show was the best. Remember Chicken Man, each day they would come out with a different story.
-- Then the sadness comes in at around 7 PM. KXOK would turn down the power and we barely hear it. Then we try to get WLS Chicago and KAAY Little Rock. KAAY would brag that they had 1000 watts so that is why we got it so clear. Then in 1971 when I come home from the military KKCA rock in roll station on the FM dial was on the air in Fulton then Columbia and Jefferson City had rock in roll stations came on the air.
-- Now we have a great choice but still KXOK 63 AM was so great growing up as a teenager.

Frank Winter
Class of '66 South Callaway R-ll


-- Just found the KXOK website...it is terrific!! My memories are of listening to KXOK while I was attending SIU, Carbondale, IL from 1964-1970. KXOK was the station we listened to since it was about the only good top 40 station around. The signal was good daytime, but no good at night with the change in directional signal...so at night we listened to WLS Chicago.
-- I was a true 'radio junkie'....had wanted to become a DJ/announcer and was going to major in Radio/TV at SIU...but it sadly didn't happen. But my interest has continued to this day and I now have a 'hobby' low power FM station in eastern Illinois.
-- I loved the KXOK Newscasts...Stephen B. Stephens, etc....totally the most awesome audio effects known at that time, maybe ever!!! KXOK must have had a bunch of Mackenzie machines!! The jingles were awesome also, to say the least. I even purchased a few of the old KXOK Pams jingles from KenR a few months ago. I wish you had some of them at the web site...would be a great addition if you could do that.
-- Anyway...just wanted to say hi and let you know that KXOK was a big part of my college educational experience back in the 60s.

Pat Milburn
(aka: The Duke)
MusicRadio 107.5 FM
Danville, IL


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-- A group of us from Ferguson attended McBride High School with most of the survivors graduating in 1963.
-- Memories of RadioPark with its Totem Pole across from McBride are significant. For example, a good buddy and I won some sort contest and were able to select our prizes from a selection of albums the station had probably received and didn't know what else to do with: I recall one of the better ones was "Max and Ted Sing Songs from the 20's".
-- On another occasion, after we graduated, when Johnnie Rabbit and Bruno J. Grunion were broadcasting, another buddy and several other delinquents decided -- after copious amounts of 9-0-5 beer, to go down to Radio Park and kidnap Bruno!
-- Of course, we hid in the bushes for awhile and Bruno never appeared.
-- We cruised North County Steak N Shakes -- Florissant, Jennings and Circle "Steak" -- with KXOK providing tunes blaring from our tinny speakers in '55 Chevys, '56 Olds, '60 Studebaker Lark and even a '55 Jaguar. Those were the days!

Jim Preuss


-- Just a short note to tell you that I found your site via your web address that was posted by someone on gatewaycityradio.com. I became familiar with KXOK in a rather odd way.
-- Back in the late '60's I used to belong to a DX group known as the Missouri Dx'ers Association. It was a headed by a guy named Doug Hammok who printed the newspaper from his high school in Morehouse MO.
-- Each month we would summit distant stations that we had picked up. One guy in Webster Grove wrote me (because I lived in Kansas City) and wanted to exchange station surveys with me. He was interested particularly in WHB so I sent him a month's worth everytime they came out and he sent me surveys from KXOK.
-- A year later I put together a radio and I was surprised in the heart of the summer I could pick up KXOK on a radio I built (I wired the chassis) from the old Allied Radio in Chicago. That's how I first listened to your station. Three years later I was surprised I could hear them as far west as Lawrence so no matter where I was in Greater KC I could hear them in my car!

Alvin G. Lawton
94 Country WIBW-FM
Topeka, Kansas


-- It's about time a website commemorating Kx-OK came along!
-- So many memories - I discovered Kx-OK in late March, 1965 when I recently turned 14 (a late bloomer!).
-- My dad used to take me around to see Johnny Rabbitt at his personal appearances at drive-ins and once at Stix, Baer & Fuller on one Saturday morning.
-- Going to bed on Sunday night listening to the "Wax Museum", listening to the station during Sunday school via earphone, taking my pocket transistor radio when I rode my bike, doing homework to the "Johnny Rabbitt show" during the week, looking forward to the weekly top-40 countdown on Friday evenings - more memories and 9V batteries than I can recall here!
-- The greatest memory, however, was the time in November 1965 when my friend Bruce and me were going home from somewhere with my parents and we were driving near Radio Park on a Sunday afternoon. I asked my dad if he would stop at the station and he did! When we walked to the door, a person actually let us in and gave us (my parents, too) an impromptu tour of the entire station!
-- When the man led us to the rear of the station where the studio was, we entered a room with a studio monitor in it so one could hear the programs as they were aired. On the other side of the glass, a DJ was at work - I don't remember who - he had his back to us toward the glass facing the control room. While he was speaking in the microphone, his left arm was constantly in motion giving signals to the engineer on the other side of the glass and watching the engineer handle all the tape carts for music, commercials and other effects. He turned around and waved to us and went back to work. Utterly fascinating.
-- During this time I asked our "tour guide" how one could be a part of the "audience" on the "Johnny Rabbitt Show" and he merely laughed and gently informed me there was no audience. I was somewhat disappointed, but astonished at how (to my naive ears) radio shows were produced to sound over the airwaves like a TV variety show.
-- Shortly thereafter we left after thanking our host and leaving a little wiser than when we came in. I have kept my sense of awe and respect when remembering this episode of the talent and ability and love that the station personnel put into every broadcast. I also have high regard for our host who gently let the air out of my bubble when explaining the reality of the "Johnny Rabbitt" show. "For You" by the Spellbinders and "Flowers On The Wall" by the Statler Brothers were playing as we walked out.
-- I still have Sing-A-Long and Bookmark surveys of 1965 from late March thru the end of the year, the entire year of 1966, almost the whole year of 1967 and a few from 1968.
-- By mid-1967, KSHE started with rock music and in November played rock full-time. I was changing and so was the music. I hated all the "soul" music played on AM and listened more and more to FM. KIRL came on in 1968 and KWK for a brief time in 1969. I entered the Air Force and went back to AM radio in Marysville, Ca (KOBO) and Sacramento (KROY). In 1973, I listened to KSD ("Scotty on the radio", Lee Coffey, et al).
-- All in all, nothing could ever duplicate the on-air magic that was Kx-OK in the mid 1960's! Thanks for the great memories!

Raymond Zacher
South County Technical School, 1969


-- Kudos on the KXOK tribute site!

Originally hailing from Jefferson City, I used to listen to KXOK all of the time...never mind the interference from time to time, it was right up there on the presets along with 55 KSD, 81 KCMO and 71 WHB. Of course there were the locals KLIK and KWOS, both of which I would eventually end up working for.
-- That was the cool thing about growing up in Jeff is that we could listen to the best of St. Louis and KC as well! My all time fav is CKLW which I could also pick up at night in Jeff City. When I was a kid, I used to spend my summers here in Detroit and what a treat to get to listen all the time to the BIG 8! I had the good fortune to work with Scott "Scooter" Sherwood here in Detroit as he did PMD on Magic for the first year.
-- I used to listen to "Scooter" on KXOK as well as on Hot Hits WHYT here in Detroit in the 80's. He had a lot of cool stories to tell.

Anyway, keep the good stuff coming and I look forward to watching the KXOK site grow as time goes by!

Scotty O'Jay (Scott Schulte)
Production Director, WMGC-FM, Detroit


-- Great site! I grew up in Peoria, Il. (165 miles north of St. Louis) but, I listened to KXOK all the time growing up. It was a truly great Top 40 Radio station and it was my favorite station.
-- Because my Father worked in broadcasting in Peoria, I was fortunate to receive a tour of KXOK and Radio Park in 1966. It was a gas! They used a lot of real vintage equipment - all tube based that gave the station that fat, warm sound. I recall they added 'plate reverb' to just about everything.
-- Much of my 60's musical tastes were formed listening to KXOK. Unlike the big Chicago Top 40 stations, KXOK would dare play regional hits that I have painstakingly tracked down on CD to this day.
-- We had friends that lived in suburban Bridgeton and when in St. Louis, my ears where glued to KXOK for the latest hits and the great energy of the station. As I recall, they played Oldies on Sunday evenings and I remember enjoying the hits from the late 50's and early 60's on that program. Thanks for your wonderful tribute to KXOK!

Bob Lovely
Milwaukee, WI


-- I'll never forget my introduction to KXOK: Spending a summer week in 1963-64 with my cousin Tony at his home in Spanish Lake, swimming in his backyard in-ground pool, with his radio blasting tunes I had never heard:
-- Allan Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah".....Bobby Vinton's "Blue Velvet"......Trini Lopez's "If I Had a Hammer".......Major Lance's "Monkey Time"........Freddie Scott's "Hey Girl".......The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?"......"Sally Go 'Round the Roses", and all of those friendly local voices behind the live mikes. Heck, to this day, whenever I hear Robert R. Lynn doing a car commercial, I still think back to his KXOK newscasts, and how he was followed in that role by the booming voice of Bob Shea.
-- Until that week at Cousin Tony's pool, it never occurred to me that music and radio could be such FUN! Johnny Rabbitt, Bruno J. Grunion, Chicken Man (Dick Orkin's voice STILL cracks me up on his national radio spots), and the entire roster of AM630's jocks brought me up to date on what all the "cool kids" listened to, and gave us a common language. Getting accustomed to the Top 40 music of our generation prepared me to fully realize and enjoy the British Invasion of '64 and beyond. Suddenly, the one Christmas or birthday gift I just HAD to have was a good transistor radio.
-- In January '66, my Mark Twain School buddy Vince and I hopped the Lee bus downtown just to see Johnny Rabbitt at Stix, Baer & Fuller, followed by lunch at the downtown Burger Chef cafeteria. Vince and I walked all over downtown, flush with the rare freedom of being 12 years old and away from the parents, walking into the Old Courthouse with our transistor radios tuned to KXOK, and being "shushed" by the guards, and stopping at record stores to buy the latest hot 45's.
-- When school was in session, the nighttime shows at KXOK became all the talk around school the next day. Our classmates would take great delight in passing the jokes, new songs, and news picked up from the AM630 signal from the previous night.
-- Once baseball season started, two cliques formed: Those who listened at night to KXOK while doing homework, and those who listened to the Cardinals on KMOX. I switched to the music station between ballgame innings.
-- What a wonderful way to recall such wonderful days. Thanks for this web page!

D. J. Fone, Affton


-- My friends and I grew up listening to KXOK in Jefferson City in the late 50's & early 60's all day (even held a transistor radio riding on our bicycles--talk about dedication!!)
-- Our parents sort of tolerated it and my mother always wanted to listen to "party line" on KLIK in Jeff City. After that it was back to KXOK and the top 40 (great oldies I still listen to all the time). Yes, Johnny Rabbit was so c-o-o-l......As we became teenagers in the evening we would ride around and also listen to some of the other great stations--WLS (Dick Biondi--super cool jock), KOMA in OK. City, a station in Little Rock, AR (can't remember the call letters), one in Louisiana and a couple others we would pick up late at night.
-- But KXOK was our favorite and your stories bring back some wonderful memories. I have listened to many oldies radio stations where I have lived since leaving St. Louis 20 years ago and now listen to oldies radio in New York (WTRY in Albany). But there was something about top 40 AM radio in those days that can't be matched by the oldies stations these days. Wow, if I had only recorded some of the KXOK shows of the 60's.
-- Then in the early 70's a "new kid"-Scott St. James ("Scottie's on the radio") came to town on KSD A.M. radio and his famous appearances in various bars after his show----oh, the good old days. Of course he eventually grew up and joined KMOX FM. And , yes, I still remember WIL also; can't recall any of the DJ's. Then it went country and I never listened to it again.
-- When I do get back to St. Louis once or twice a year, I tune in and see what is going on but eventually go to the oldies station. But radio today is not the same as yesteryear--too many darned commercials hyping everything in sight and promoting all kind of causes.
-- Thanks for the memories!!!!!!!!!

Harold Goedde


-- Thanks so much for the terrific website on KXOK. It was an experience that is difficult to describe to those who didn't share that wonderful time when the Big 630 ruled the St. Louis airways.
-- The personalities were all bigger than life. I can remember when the KXOK All Stars came to our high school, Cleveland High in South St. Louis, to play our faculty. In a way it was alittle disappointing to see these guys in person as they appeared to be mere mortals and not the gods of the airwaves I had imagined them to be. Lou Cooley, the god of both air and water, announced the game. It was heartening to see the KXOK All Stars mopped the court with our basketball coach who had his ego taken down a couple of notches that night. Those guys could actually play ball!
-- On the Southside, it was Steak n Shake on Morganford and Chippewa. Through the choking gasps for air caused by clouds of burning rubber, one could hear Johnny Rabbitt backed up by Bruno J. Grunion along with newsman Stephen B. Stevens. I have to confess to having blabbed to the Rabbitt myself on one occassion. A few of the really cool guys had those spring reverb units for the rear speaker on the car radios, not that KXOK really needed any augmentation in that regard. One would swear Radio Park was located somewhere in the Meramec Caverns.
-- Art Jablonsky engineered the "KXOK Sound" which was the brightest thing on the St. Louis airwaves rivaling even that of the 50 kilowatt clear channel "adult" station higher up on the dial. I occassionally listen to songs of that era nowadays in the car, but it just isn't the same. Those songs weren't meant for CD-quality high fidelity stereo sound. My fondest memory of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" was from an echoing chorus of car radios tuned to KXOK at Ronnie's Drive-In near dusk waiting the movie to start. I have no idea recollection of what movie it was, but I clearly remember Jeff Hendrix was late for his airshift because the fanbelt on his GTO was slipping and it overheated.
-- One of the most interesting things I can remember was that my 70-year old grandmother would listen to the news on KXOK. She had the timing perfect for turning on her "5 (count'em 5!) Transistor Special" radio just to catch the news of the day delivered by the likes of Robert R. Lynn, Stephen B. Stephens, and Jeffrey Hendrix. She never listened to anything else which was really frustrating when the news would lead into one of those great songs on the Silver Dollar Survey and she would turn off the radio.
-- On rare occassions, I would stay up late, as in midnight, on Sunday night when Mort Crowley would sign the station off for maintenance with the "Theme from a Summer Place" playing in the background. That was the only time one would ever hear KXOK's meager 5,000 watt power mentioned.
-- It was different time back then or perhaps just a different time in our lives. There was the Vietnam War, the riots, the assinations, and many other things that most of us would just as soon not remember. Maybe that is why having something like KXOK had such meaning to us.
-- Thanks so much for bringing back such fond memories.

Mike Grant
Cleveland High
Class of 1971


-- I, too, remember having my transistor radio planted on KXOK and acting like I was doing homework. "Name it and claim it" would come on and I would race to the one and only family phone to hear the incessant busy signal. Loved the Rabbitt, Bruno J. Grunion, and waiting until 10:00 pm to hear NUM-ber ONE!
-- Also remember "discussions" over which was cooler - KXOK or WIL (also top 40 back then) and, of course, KXOK always won.

Lynn Bond Stevenson
Kirkwood HS
Class of '69


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