May 25, 2007

"San Francisco Soundz" Back On KTRB/860

Pappas Radio's KTRB (860 AM), which moved into the Bay Area from Modesto earlier this year, is bringing back its "San Francisco Soundz" program, playing music by local bands from the mid-1960s into the ealy 1970s, just in time for the fortieth anniversary of the so-called "Summer of Love."

The program will air Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 p.m. to midnight beginning tomorrow night (May 26).

I know that Lee Baby Simms was discussed as a possible host of the show, but the press release (copy below, with corrected misspellings) from the station doesn't mention who'll be playing the phonograph records...


San Francisco, California (May 25, 2007) -- KTRB AM 860 today announced the return of its popular “San Francisco Soundz” program on Saturday, May 26th. “San Francisco Soundz” features the music of home-grown Bay Area bands from the mid-sixties, including such artists as Janis Joplin, Sons of Champlin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, Creedence Clearwater, and Jefferson Airplane.

The concept for “San Francisco Soundz” was originated earlier this year by KTRB’s Program Director, Kevin Barrett, as a tribute to classic San Francisco music in honor of KTRB’s debut in its new Bay Area home.

The response from listeners was so overwhelming that Barrett and KTRB’s General Manager, Jim Pappas, decided to revive the program in order to better serve the station’s audience. “San Francisco Soundz” will air every Saturday and Sunday evening from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

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