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KIMN Boss Jocks (and more)

August 6, 2019
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KIMN Boss Jocks on The Denver Tiger – 950 AM through the Years

Here they are – as far as I have been able to round them up – Many now deceased – more than we know – here are the on-air guys and gals who brought the music and the magic to the Mile High City!

The early team of KIMN Jocks were fascinating to me – older for the most part – not quite as “hip” as those who would soon follow – names like Gene Price, Al Lohman Jr., Morey Crowley to name a few from the mid 1950’s – Royce Johnson was there then and he certainly “had it” but wouldn’t survive his “flushing toilet” incident when KICN came along.

Immensely popular Pogo Poge came along in about 1958 and changed everything with his stunts on and off the air.  Character names were the rage “Frankenstein”, “The Night Creature”, Graham “Cracker” Richards, Roy “The Bell Boy”, and “Bells a-Popin”.

KIMN was located on the “West Side” so that sort of made it more our station – being students at Denver West – than any other Denver area high school – Jefferson was located just down the street in Lakewood so I suppose they made the same claim – but we were Denver West!

We used to drive over to the station located off 20th and Sheridan Blvd., by Sloans Lake every Saturday to pick up the latest KIMN weekly survey.  If they were out or locked up for some reason then we would just go to nearby Arlan’s Department Store and fetch one from the record department.  KIMN and Arlan’s were joined at the hip being so near to one another – with special recording artists sometime appearing just outside the store adjacent to KIMN to promote a new record.

KIMN was our soundtrack morning, noon and especially well into the night.  My friend and I would often stop by KIMN around midnight on a Saturday where Jay Mack would be broadcasting – He would let us come into the lobby and talk to us via a lobby speaker during song spins – no tape – all 45’s on turntables.  He seemed to enjoy having the late night company.  Best of times….

KIMN Chris Alexander – 1971

KIMN Steve Alexander – 1983-1988

KIMN Gary Allyn – 1965

KIMN Lee Anderson KIMN ‘Weather Girl’ – 1960’s

KIMN Paul Anderson – 1964

KIMN Paul Anderson – 1964

KIMN Mike Anthony – 1972

KIMN Fred Arthur – 1950’s

KIMN Ted Atkins – 1960’s

KIMN “Jolly” Roger Barkley – 1959-1961 (deceased)

KIMN John Bayliss – 1970’s (deceased)

KIMN Keith Beaver – 1964

KIMN Dan Bell – 1967

KIMN Glen  “Bells-a-Poppin/Boogie” Bell -1958-1964

KIMN Jerry Bell

KIMN Eric Birch – 1980’s

KIMN Dave Bogart – 1970’s

KIMN The Boogeyman – 1980’s

KIMN Phil Boyce

KIMN Barry Bradley – 1964

KIMN Big Al Brady – 1972-1973

KIMN Tom Brennan – 1960

KIMN Tom Brewer – 1980’s

KIMN Ray Bridges – 1962-1963

KIMN Chuck Buell – 1964-1967 & 1982

KIMN Eric Burch – 1980’s

KIMN Mike Butts – 1974

KIMN Warren Byrne

KIMN Sandy Cate – 1964

KIMN Jim Chenevy – 1979-1980

KIMN Bill Churchill – 1963

KIMN Dick Clark (Syndicated ) – 1964

KIMN Gary Clark – 1972

KIMN Richard Clear – 1971

KIMN Michael “Mike” Collins – 1971

KIMN Jack Colon  1958

KIMN Mark Copeman – 1980’s

KIMN Lee Corey – 1982-1985

KIMN Scott Cortelyou News – 1978-1988

KIMN Mort Crowley – 1957-1958

KIMN Gary Cruz News – 1970’s

KIMN Bill Davidson – 1965-1966

KIMN Danny Davis – 1968-1970’s

KIMN Jay Davis – 1970

KIMN Dr. Demento (Syndicated) – 1975

KIMN Neal Dionne – 1981

KIMN Dick Dillon – 1980’s

KIMN John Duane – 1980’s

KIMN Chuck Duncan News – 1960’s

KIMN Charles Eastwood – 1972

KIMN Dwight Edmund News – 1963

KIMN Gloria Eflin “Weather Girl” – 1960’s

KIMN Doug Erickson – 1976-1986

KIMN John Erickson (aka “Bill Calm”) – 1971-1972

KIMN Stu Evans – 1980’s

KIMN Tim “Finneley Beangrab” Findley – News Team/Boss Jock – 1962/1964

KIMN Chris Fitzrandolph – 1979-1980

KIMN Don Fortune – 1964

KIMN “Big” Bob Foster – 1970’s

KIMN Linda Fox-Kamen – 1974-1976

KIMN Dave “Franzanstein” Fransen – 1957-1960 (deceased)

KIMN Ron Fritz (News) – 1970’s

KIMN Jim Fulcher – the “KIMN Chicken” – 1970’s

KIMN Ed Greene – (future Denver News anchor) – 1973-1974

KIMN Roy “The Bellboy” Gunderson – 1958-1961 (deceased)

KIMN Gary Hamilton – 1971-1974

KIMN Don “The Hawk” Hawkins – 1980’s (deceased)

KIMN Jim Heath (“Johnny Presley”) – 1966-1967

KIMN Cecil Heftel (station owner) – 1957-1962

KIMN John Hendricks

KIMN Jim Herron – 1976-1978

KIMN Al Hogan – 1961

KIMN Bruce “Happy Holiday” Holland – 1958-1962

KIMN Bill Holley “The Night Creature” – 1960’s

KIMN Howard Hughes – 1971

KIMN Bobby Irwin – 1980-1981

KIMN George Jay – 1972

KIMN Randy Jay – 1980-1988

KIMN Al Jefferson – 1970’s

KIMN Royce Johnson – 1958-1960 (fired for “flushing” the competition “down the toilet” (deceased)

KIMN Jackson Kane – 1973-1975 (deceased)

KIMN Casy Kasem – 1971 (Syndicated)

KIMN Bruce Kamen (News) – 1970’s (deceased)

KIMN Bob Karson – 1979-1986

KIMN Sharon Katchen – 1970’s-1980’s

KIMN Jack Kaufman – Owner of Harmony Record Store downtown and the “trumpet playing” cab driver – 1961-1964

KIMN Steve Keeney – 1973-1986

KIMN Steve Kelley – 1977-1986

KIMN Chuck Kelly – 1970’s

KIMN Scott Kenyon – 1972-1974

KIMN Scott Killgore – 1986-1988

KIMN Lynn Kimbrough News

KIMN Mark Kochman – 1980’s

KIMN Dave LaFrance – 1970’s

KIMN Tony Lamonica News – 1960’s – 1970’s

KIMN Robert E. Lee – 1960-1969

KIMN Stan Levitt News Team – 1964

KIMN Niles Lishness – 1960’s (with Jay Mack)

KIMN Dana Logan – 1980’s

KIMN Al Lohman – 1957-1958 (deceased)

KIMN John London – 1970’s

KIMN Jay Mack – 1963-1971 (deceased)

Marsilio – 1962

KIMN Don Martin – KIMN “Sky Spie” News Team/Director – Early 1960’s-1971

KIMN Marti Martin

KIMN C.C. “Nightsmoke” McCartney – 1973-1976

KIMN John McGuiness General Manager – 1972-1977 (deceased)

KIMN Farley McKluth – 1960’s (with Jay Mack)

KIMN “Smilin” Jack Merker – 1950’s-1963

KIMN Mike Metz – 1961-1962 (deceased)

KIMN Brant Miller – 1971

KIMN Paxton Mills – 1980’s (deceased)

KIMN Bill Minckler – 1974-1976

KIMN Johnny Mitchell – 1963-1964

KIMN Hal “Baby” Moore – 1960’s

KIMN Mike Morgan “Rick Shaw” – 1966-1967 (deceased)

KIMN Roger W. Morgan – 1969-1970

KIMN Phil Mueller – 1965

KIMN “Mountain Man” Murphy – 1986-1988

KIMN Johnny Nelson – 1963-1965

KIMN Jim O’Brien – 1966 (deceased)

KIMN Mike O’Meara News – 1964

KIMN Charlie O’Neill – 1970’s

KIMN Kris Olinger – 1970’s-1980’s

KIMN Gary Owens – 1957 (went on to Laugh In etc.)

KIMN Loren Owens – 1978

KIMN Ken Palmer – owner 1960’s into 1971 (deceased)

KIMN Gary Paxton – 1970’s

KIMN Wayne Phillips general manager – 1980’s

KIMN Judy Plumlee KIMN ‘Weather Girl’ – 1960’s

KIMN – Pogo Poge – 1960-1965 (deceased)

KIMN Gene Price – 1957-1958

KIMN Lee Randall – 1960’s

KIMN John Ravenscroft – 1964

KIMN Ross Reagan “Ross Jay” – 1960’s (deceased)

KIMN Jon Reed – 1971-1972

KIMN Grahame “Crackers” Richards – 1958-1960’s (deceased)

KIMN Stan Richards – 1965

KIMN Randy Robins – 1971

KIMN Ted Rogers

KIMN Dave Rogers – 1958-1961 (deceased)

KIMN Dan Ryan – 1970’s

KIMN M.J. Ryan – 1970’s

KIMN Nick St. John – 1974

KIMN W.D. Sanaferd – 1972-1973

KIMN Cliff Saunders – 1968

KIMN Henry (“Harry”) Scarborough – 1971-1972

KIMN Bob Scott KIMN News – 1962-1970’s

KIMN Tony Scott

KIMN Norm Seeley – 1963

KIMN Gary Semro – 1971

KIMN Mike Shannon – 1969

KIMN R.T. Simpson – 1968-1971

KIMN Harry Smith – Went on to work as major host of CBS “This Morning” TV show

KIMN Jack Sorbi – 1965-1966

KIMN Bill Stevens “Dave Shaw” – 1970’s (deceased)

KIMN Dave Stewart – 1962-1963

KIMN Greg Stone – 1967

KIMN Carl Strandell – 1968

KIMN Tina Tafolla – 1970’s

KIMN Doug Taylor – 1957-1958

KIMN Gary Tessler – Became a KOA talk show host

KIMN Dave Thomson – 1968-1973

KIMN “Tiny Tim Tindall – 1958-1963

KIMN Gary Todd – 1964

KIMN Walt Turner – 1971

KIMN Todd Wallace – 1962-1967

KIMN George Weber – 1980’s

KIMN Don West – 1967-1971

KIMN Bill Western – 1964-1969

KIMN Hal Widsten – 1976-1978

KIMN Carl Truman Wigglesworth – 1973

KIMN Johnny “Dapper Dan” Williams – 1959-1961

KIMN Wayne Yaffee – 1982-1983

One Comment

  1. Your thoroughness is astounding. Thank you.

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