KMET's `Little bit of heaven, 94.7,' will return for a day

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It was Valentine's Day 1987 when the legendary Southern California album rocker KMET left the airwaves to make room for The Wave. Full Story
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PIFFEL

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Jun 19, 2009
What about "The Burner, Mary Turner", and Frazer Smith?

Valentine's Day 1987 was the day "Real Radio" died.
Whit

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jun 19, 2009
"Because his show is pretty damn good, and has helped propel the station to its status as one of the highest-rated stations in town ..."

You could say helped but if KABC hired Rush, which they had first dibs at, instead of KFI guess who would be No. 1?
Sound Lover

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jun 19, 2009
Radio may have died in '87 but it is coming back to life with The Sound 100.3. This is radio like it used to be, the way I remember FM. Thank you to The Sound for this look back at KMET and for bringing real music back to FM radio!
WoW

Pasadena, CA

#5 Jun 19, 2009
I always believed that it was a big mistake when KMET, THE MIGHY MET went silent and was replaced by the WAVE. Sure, KLOS is still around and for the most part, remains true to its roots. But we also lost other stations like KWST (otherwise known as KWEST). KMET was the BEST of the BEST.
WoW

Pasadena, CA

#6 Jun 19, 2009
PIFFEL wrote:
What about "The Burner, Mary Turner", and Frazer Smith?
Valentine's Day 1987 was the day "Real Radio" died.
I do not recall what station Mary Turner was on, however FRAZER SMITH was on KLOS in the mornings. That was always a great show. On New Years Day, he used to do his own version of the Rose Parade using the T.V. picture of KTLA channel 5. He would make fun of every band and float as well as all of the other parade entries.
David

San Diego, CA

#8 Jun 19, 2009
Same recycled shyt K-RTH plays. Same boring music.
B.F.D.
WoW

Pasadena, CA

#10 Jun 20, 2009
Fabio wrote:
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KWST became KROQ. They were great throughout the 80's and part of the 90's, but now they play the same six or seven bands and the same songs over and over again.
Exactly the reason that I do not listen to KROQ.
So True

Carson, CA

#11 Jun 21, 2009
I loved my "little bit of heaven, 94.7." Can't wait for July 10th. Remember mailing in self addressed stamped envelopes? You'd get free tickets to attend some great movies and stuff. Even got tickets to see KISS at Magic Mountain when they filmed their movie. Ahhh, the 80's, along with 94.7, was a great time.
WoW

Pasadena, CA

#15 Jun 21, 2009
Oldies wrote:
Wow, you people are OLD
Not "OLD"
More like "AGED" Like a fine wine.
Al x

Long Beach, CA

#16 Jun 21, 2009
Fabio wrote:
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KWST became KROQ. They were great throughout the 80's and part of the 90's, but now they play the same six or seven bands and the same songs over and over again.
KWEST didn't become KROQ. KWEST was 106 and KROQ was and is 106.7. Two different stations but I still miss the Mighty MET.
Sonny LeCLoche

Yorba Linda, CA

#18 Jun 28, 2009
Great idea! But two things:
1) "The Burner" Mary Turner can be found sitting courtside at Lakers home games with with her husband former KMET sales monster Norman Pattiz ( AKA Westwood One founder).

2) At 10PM on July 10 when Jim Ladd plays the signal tune "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin, is half of L.A. gonna fire up a joint like we used to?
Here We Go

Carson, CA

#20 Jun 29, 2009
Fabio wrote:
What about Dr. Demento?
Dr. Demento WILL be on!

http://www.drdemento.com/

ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEMENTITES...DR. D LIVE ON FM, JULY 10!

On Friday, July 10, Los Angeles station KSWD (100.3 The Sound) will be presenting an all-day tribute to KMET, which was Dr. Demento's flagship station from 1972 to 1987.

Dr. Demento will be featured live on the air between 7 and 8 PM Pacific time. Dementites can also stream the broadcast online at this time at www.thesoundla.com .
WoW

Pasadena, CA

#23 Jun 29, 2009
Fabio wrote:
This event will go so un-noticed, trust me no one cares about a bunch of old hippies playing the same old Boston, Styx, Yes, and Bob Seger songs over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over ane over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over......and over and over and over and over and over and over again....
Obviously Fabio, You do not remember KMET the way it really was. KMET was so much more than Boston, Styx, Yes, and Bob Seger songs. All great groups and such, but KMET was much, much more than that.

Over the years there have been faint copies at best. KLSX 93.1 was close until it became JACK ($h!t) FM. There is still 95.5 KLOS, but 94.7 KMET had the #1 spot on every radio I ever had........ that was until the day I turned on the radio and found the KMET became the WAVE. Pound for pound and song for song....... 94.7 KMET was the best bar none.
wagonman

Buena Park, CA

#26 Jul 10, 2009
WoW wrote:
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I do not recall what station Mary Turner was on, however FRAZER SMITH was on KLOS in the mornings. That was always a great show. On New Years Day, he used to do his own version of the Rose Parade using the T.V. picture of KTLA channel 5. He would make fun of every band and float as well as all of the other parade entries.
Frazer Smith was on KROQ Sun. morning from like 4-6am,I believe they may have still been on AM at that time. Then he was on KMET, and then on KLOS.
Tami

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Jul 10, 2009
What about that Sit On My Face Song!!!
Chris

Los Angeles, CA

#28 Jul 10, 2009
The Sound rocks, it's real music with real guitar playing bands. It was nice too see my son enjoying Dr. Demento like the good old days. KMET will rock forever.
Tami

Los Angeles, CA

#30 Jul 11, 2009
Sit on my face and tell me that you love me
Metal Shop

La Puente, CA

#31 Jul 11, 2009
I remember that day, I was cruzin' my lowered bug in the O.C. and I just got done fueling up when I got back in the bug I heard "FREE, FREE SET THEM FREE" yup it was Sting from the Police. That was the beginning of The Wave or the beginning of the end how ever you wanna put it. I listen yesterday off and on to the Mighty Met on the sound, that brought back lots of great memories. I hope The Sound Kicks ass like that again because you know KLOS never will, speaking of which, does anyone remember all the crap Jim Ladd used to talk about KLOS. I guess you gotta pay the bills some how.
fred

Chatsworth, CA

#32 Jul 11, 2009
Alright don't forget the fish report with a beat though! KLOS had Pat Kelly do it with Cynthia Fox last week and it was as good as ever - and Pat finished it off with a 94.7. And what about Dr. Leon - classic stuff. As a loyal Mighty Met listener, it turns my stomach to have to listen to KLOS. I'm gonna check out this 100.3 thang. Feb. 14, 1987 - certainly the day radio died.
Steve Fenton

Baldwin Park, CA

#33 Jul 11, 2009
PIFFEL wrote:
What about "The Burner, Mary Turner", and Frazer Smith?
Valentine's Day 1987 was the day "Real Radio" died.
Biographical Sketch



From the mid ‘70s to the early ‘90s, Mary Turner was the most popular female air personality on contemporary music radio. She was the highest-rated disc jockey on L.A.’s legendary KMET, the host of “Off The Record,” Westwood One’s nationally syndicated interview show, which aired on more than 300 stations weekly, and the host of the “Mary Turner Show” on Armed Forces Radio. After leaving radio in 1994, Dr. Pattiz attended UCLA where she became a certified drug and alcohol counselor and began working in the field of substance abuse. She received a Doctor of Psychology degree from the California Graduate Institute—now affiliated with The Chicago School—in 2008. Today she continues to be active in the field as a counselor and group leader and serves on the boards of DARE, the Musicians Assistance Program, Cedars-Sinai Medial Center’s COACH for Kids, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' MusiCares, the Betty Ford Center, and the Betty Ford Institute. Dr. Pattiz is married to Norman Pattiz, founder and chairman of Westwood One Companies, and lives in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara.

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