September 01, 2005

KFRC Getting Younger On Friday

Brad Kava blogged this afternoon that newly arrived Infinity market manager Doug Harvill has made his second big move of the week: KFRC New Logo 2005on Friday (September 2) at noon, KFRC/99.7 will leave behind its 1960s rock'n'roll hits — what us geezers call "Oldies" — for a more Seventies-centric sound.

"One of These Nights" by the Eagles is expected as the first song to launch the revamped KFRC, leading off a new playlist of what Kava says "KFRC would have played in 1975, with a list that includes Fleetwood Mac, the Commodores, Elton John, Billy Joel, and also ventures back to the Beatles and Marvin Gaye, and forward to Huey Lewis, Eurythmics and Cyndi Lauper."

"That's right in the center of the audience," Kava quotes Harvill. "If you are 45 today, you were born in 1960 and you were 15 in 1975. That's the age when kids are typically getting into music."

On-air survivors of the change at KFRC will be morning duo Dean Goss and Cammy Blackstone, and midday tonsil Sue Hall. New voices will be brought in for afternoons and evenings.

The station had cut loose program director Bob Harlow on August 22. Harlow had been largely responsible for returning KFRC to a more traditional "Drake" Oldies sound.

51 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved KFRC in the morning. It was a shock when I tuned in this evening. I wish I could say I am happy about the change........But I'm NOT!!

September 22, 2006 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tuned in and heard the new format and tuned in another station. All I can say is they ruined a goo station. I wish all the DJs well.

September 23, 2006 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not happy with this change...I liked KFRC the way it was..I was very shocked when i tuned in at noon yesterday expecting to hear the normal KFRC format, didn't happen...I switched stations...if the normal weekday show is gone as well I will no longer be listening.

September 23, 2006 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the world would you change KFRC's format!! This new "Movin" station is AWFUL. BIG MISTAKE.

September 23, 2006 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the real music for us old foggy's!rlyioy

September 23, 2006 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First they removed KABL from the bay area and we lost a very good radio station. Now, we lost another good 'Oldie" radio station and replaced with something stupid called "movin". I would like to see this new format "movin" out of here and return to us the oldie format. There are currently no oldie station in the bay area.

September 24, 2006 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along with everyone else, I have turned KFRC off. I love Cammy/Dean, sorry guys, I don't like the new music.

September 25, 2006 5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new format really sucks. I'm movin' on to another station. I want my oldies back. I want all my KFRC DJs back!!!! and so do all of my friends.

September 25, 2006 7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you change the great music played on KFRC to the junk you're playing now? KFRC has been programmed on my radio for years but I'll be using that button for another station now. It's such a disappointment.

September 25, 2006 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto to all the commentors! I hate the NEW music and will not be listening to KFRC and I have been listening since the 60'S!!

September 25, 2006 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add another one to the list of folks that have taken the button used for KFRC and changed it to another station.

CYA

September 25, 2006 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT the heck happened. I was
stunned upon my return from vacation to hear that "junk" you
call "movin"...........move it on out!! it stinks and i will not tune into your station again. bring back the good old oldies and
cammie & dean!!!!

September 25, 2006 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new format really stinks. I guess that's why they don't announce the changes; they hope you'll blindly keep listening. I've switched to 104.7.

September 25, 2006 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add me to the Anonymous Disappointed. This is the second Bay Area station to change its format for the worst. KFRC is now off my radio dial. What a shame to ruin a good station without letting listeners know. That's real customer care!

September 25, 2006 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MOVING ON IS A BAD MOVE -
will not be listening to this station anymore!!!!

Want to know where to find the old DJS and the old format - are you MOVED to tell us that????

September 26, 2006 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, I'm with the group. Bad move on the radio's part. And now we're the ones who are moving....to another station. I have two questions: Did the DJs know in advance? Did you not value us, your loyal listeners, at all or consider how we would react?

September 26, 2006 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with all of the Listener's I used to listen in the morning for Cammy & Dean. I was shocked to find out that changed KFRC to Movin "BIG MISTAKE", please change it back!!!! With all of the original DJ's.

September 26, 2006 3:55 PM  
Anonymous KENNY STRONG said...

FORGET KFRC AND CBS GO TO CIRCUIT CITY GET THE XM MY FI FOR ABOUT 150.00 GET IT ACTIVATED 12.95 A MONTH THE 60 S CHANNEL IS GREAT THEY PLAY EVERYTHING !!THEY HAVE A MUCH WIDER VARIETY AND THE MORNING GUY PHLASH PHELPS IS OUT OF SIGHT REALLY GROOVY FAR OUT !!CALL 866 738 6060 AND THEY WILL PLAY YOUR SONG I GAVE UP AND WENT TO SATELLITE FACE IT BAY AREA ITS CHANGING OUT THERE ITS RAP RELIGON OR SPANISH LOOK WHAT CBS DID SOLD 93.3 FM YOUNG COUNTRY AND ITS SPANISH NOW!!IF YOU LIKE 70 S XM HAS THE ONE AND ONLY BOBBY OCEAN YOULL GET OVER THE LOSS OF KFRC ONCE YOU HAVE XM THEY WONT CHANGE ON YOU AND ITS COMMERCIAL FREE NO MORE 7 COMMERCIALS THEN 2 SONGS THOSE DAYS ARE OVER THANK YOU KFRC YOU JUST GAVE TERESTRIAL RADIO A SHOT IN THE FOOT XM LOVES TO GET MORE SUBS KENNY IN CONCORD LOVES XM !!

September 26, 2006 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday was a bad day for me and many in the Bay Area. The niners lost, the Giants lost and most importantly, long time KFRC listeners lost...their music and beloved dj companions. JoJo, Katie, Cammy & Dean and Paula Kelly and their music mix of the last month was fantastic! I thought that the management finally understood what listeners want. Changes of the last two years seemed acts of despiration and now the final nail is in KFRC's coffin.
I with all the others will be movin on to 95.7, KOIT & the Bone.
My KFRC since the 60's is just a great memory, no more 99.7 for me.

September 27, 2006 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening to Cammy & Dean was as ritual as my morning coffee. Could not start the day without it. This change is definitely not for the better. I've scanned the radio for a replacement but could not find one. Morning drive to work will never be the same for me. I'll keep the radio shut before I listen to this new whatever it is.

September 27, 2006 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was perfectly happy with Cammy & Dean and the old format. No more KFRC for me!!!!!

September 27, 2006 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't like the new music....the 60's and 70's is what made this station...we're gone.

September 27, 2006 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this stinks! oldies is what made this station unique..we're outta here.

September 27, 2006 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Dave B said...

I think that whoever is responsible for this change to moooooovin, should go to the doctor and have his navel removed and replaced with a plexiglass window, so when they get their head up their petutie they can see where they are going! I'm done with Infinity and CBS since it's obvious they could care less about the listeners that have kept them in business for god knows how many years! Here is hopeing that they go belly up!

September 27, 2006 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck reaching your new audience. I'm sure your old audience is now gone...

September 27, 2006 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the heck??? are you guys crazy? BAD choice for your radio station. I hope your big wigs know what they're doing.

September 27, 2006 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVED the old tunes...you guys are just another station like all the rest now. You're off my dial now.

September 27, 2006 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVED the old tunes...you guys are just another station like all the rest now. You're off my dial now.

September 27, 2006 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stinks! What did you change a good thing? Time to move on and look for something suited to us old folks...

September 27, 2006 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stinks! What did you change a good thing? Time to move on and look for something suited to us old folks...

September 27, 2006 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The so called new KFRC IS HORRIBLE!!!! Bring back Cami, Dean, Sue and the rest!!! I have been listening for over 25 years. NO LONGER! I have changed the fixed channel in my car and am listening to KOIT at work. Who was the fool who did this?

September 27, 2006 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are not playing music of the 70's...hip hop was not around then! I have turned it on 4 different times since noon Friday, and have heard hip hop within 5 minutes each time. I don't want to hear "Promiscuous Boy" and others of that type.

September 27, 2006 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I TOO AM a loyal listener... or I should say WAS.......Hate the new format turned you off. Cammy and Dean I love you but not the loud AM garbage that is now playing.

September 27, 2006 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you people thinking playing young peoples music on our station? There are plenty of their stations in the Bay Area. Dr. Don will not be happy when he finds out about this change. I guess us long term Bay Area listeners will have to wait for KYA to return to the air waves.

September 28, 2006 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since 1989 when I moved to to the Bay Area KFRC has been my radio station.The new format does not make me feel good.It feels like nails running down a blackboard.
I used to play it at work and people would always ask me what atation are you listening to.Sat. when I turned on the radio I was shocked but kept it on for a while just to see .No less than 7 people asked me to to turn it off.I have and it will remain so .I hope Cammie and Dean and Sue are going to find a place on my radio soon.
They are real talents.
Do we really need another station playing to the under 30 crowd.
Do you not know the buying power of the Baby Boomers.

September 28, 2006 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 59 and I'm lovin it!! I changed from my regular station when I heard of the new format. Makes me feel good all day!

October 02, 2006 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I agree. Movin SUCKS. I was upset when they stopped playing the Supremes a few months ago, but this kills it. Let me know if a new oldies station pops up around the bay area.

October 02, 2006 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Movin SUCKS. Hope the idiot who did this goes down in flames with the rest of the station.

October 02, 2006 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DITTO to all above comments. I have been listening to KFRC for many many years like everyone who has commented. No notice - that was dispicable! I used to laugh all the way work, now Í, too, am MOVIN'on. I it obvioius that KFRC doesn't care

October 06, 2006 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are Cammie and Dean???????? i will not listen to movin'

October 08, 2006 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely HATE the new KFRC format. I came back from vacation only to find Cammie and Dean gone from the airwaves - bring them back!! I could even stomach listening to the "music" that's playing as long as I get to hear my morning DJ's. I bet they didn't even get a chance to say so long to all their fans - KFRC management sucks!

October 10, 2006 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone else's comments. I was shocked & amazed the first morning I turned on the radio to listen to Cammie & Dean to find that they were gone. I will no longer be listening to KFRC at all. I have switched to listening to 95.7 the majority of the time. I think what you did to Cammie & Dean and Sue Hall is deplorable and underhanded.
Lois

October 10, 2006 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I am a late poster, but the other day I switched to KFRC from my normal KRTY and I thought..."what is this $*!#?" I thought maybe my radio was of kilter or something, until my boyfriend asked me if I had heard the new format at KFRC, then I realized it was sadly true, KFRC is dead. I am another who will use the button reserved for KFRC for another station!!

October 10, 2006 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the majority of those making the comments . Bring back the old KFRC PLEASE !!! There are no other oldies stations. You had a corner on the market. I can't even hear Cammie and Dean, Mark Nieto or Sue Hall over the "din" of the "new" music !!! I also thought that my radio was broken until I saw the silly shaking butts on the TV.

October 11, 2006 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I join all the others in expressing great disappointment and distress over KFRC's new format... is there any way we can reach the old DJs and tell them how much we miss them?? It wasn't just the music that was great, it was the spirit of the station and the DJs.

October 11, 2006 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

worst format ever!

October 15, 2006 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KFRC was my favorite station on the radio. This new format they have is really awful: I don't enjoy the music at all. I end up checking up on the station, occasionally, to see if they play anything good, and they never do. So, now, I listen to CDs when I'm driving in my car. The Bay Area needs another Oldies station like the old, good KFRC!

October 15, 2006 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a long time loyal listener of the old KFRC. Great, great music. I cannot stand this new format. AT ALL. I occasionally turn on the station to see if they even play one decent song, and they never have. I am now listening to CDs in my car, as there is no good Oldies station in the Bay Area. PLEASE, all other stations take note: an Oldies Station in the Bay Area is BADLY needed!!!

October 15, 2006 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cammie dean miss you all...KFRC SUCKS

October 21, 2006 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A double thumbs down and middle fingers for "movin". What a joke!
99.7 is off my presets. Just recently found 95.7 MAX which is
nice compromise to KFRCs previous format.

October 31, 2006 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI..In all this time, I have yet to hear a single REAL 70s song on this horrible "Movin'" station. It sounds like 99% of the other junky stations that play garbage that could never be considered music by anyone with taste. One would have to have a tin ear to listen to this repetitive, non-feeling, non-meaningful, BORING noise!

April 09, 2007 9:57 PM  

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