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KLZ AM 560 and FM 106.7 Denver

These guys were located right down town in the same building as the TV station leader. They were truly a pioneer FM station – one of the nation’s first – broadcasting initially in the 1940’s.

KLZ – Wauhaillau LaHay 1940’s

KLZ-FM started off in the 1940’s and became a pioneer in the U.S. as one of the very first radio stations to feature rock and roll.  The station featured long play versions of hits and geared itself more towards the underground format.

My Internship at KLZ

In 1967 I interned at KLZ TV News in Denver as a Colorado State University journalism student.  The TV regular news anchors didn’t really have much time for us once a week, especially “Starr” Yelland and to a lesser degree John Rayburn.  So they would often have us (Art Levy being the other student) write short news items from feeds of the news wire machines and then take them up to the FM jocks on the upper floor.

Those guys would thank us and then usually just throw the copy aside not bothering with any news.  So we started writing from less mainstream feeds and then would sometime get the FM jock’s attention long enough to read them and comment in their spaced out way.

One side benefit for me was an invitation from the jocks to help myself to the box of promotional 45’s piled up outside their studio – 45’s that didn’t make the cut.  These all seemed so very obscure to me back then.  I would take them back to my room in Fort Collins tossing most aside.  Wish I had that to do over!

KLZ Jocks

KLZ Buckle

KLZ Radio Surveys

KLZ Radio – May 20th, 1966

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KLZ Radio – May 27th, 1966

KLZ Radio – September 14th, 1966

1. Association – Cherish
2. Temptations – Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
3. Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
4. Donovan – Sunshine Superman
5. Four Tops – Reach Out, I’ll Be There
6. Love – 7 + & Is
7. Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted
8. Los Bravos – Black Is Black
9. Neil Diamond – Cherry Cherry
10. Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

KLZ Radio – May 10th, 1966 Survey (front)

KLZ Radio – January 20th, 1967

KLZ Radio – January 5th, 1968

1. Paul Mauriat – Love Is Blue
2. Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
3. John Fred – Judy In Disguise
4. American Breed – Bend Me Shape Me
5. Gary Puckett – Woman Woman
6. Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools
7. Classics IV – Spooky
8. Henson Cargill – Skip A Rope
9. Small Faces – Itchycoo Park
10. Animals – Monterey

KLZ Radio – March 22nd, 1968

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KLZ Radio – August 8th, 1970

  1. (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters                 1 
    2. Green-Eyed Lady - Sugar Loaf                                2
    3. Make It With You - Bread                                    3
    4. Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon & War                          4
    5. Rubber Duckie - Ernie                                       9
    6. Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young                         6
    7. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett                        7
    8. In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry                            10
    9. War - Edwin Starr                                          11
   10. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Three Dog Night                  8
   11. Summertime Blues - Who                                     12
   12. Overture From Tommy - Assembled Multitude                   5
   13. Joanne - Mike Nesmith                                      19
   14. Tighter, Tighter - Alive And Kicking                       14
   15. I Just Can't Help Believing - B.J. Thomas                  15 
   16. I Want To Take You Higher - Ike & Tina Turner              16
   17. Hi-De-Ho - Blood, Sweat & Tears                            17
   18. 25 Or 6 To 4 - Chicago                                     18
   19. Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young                                 13
   20. Why Can't I Touch You - Ronnie Dyson                       22
   21. Tell It All Brother - First Edition                        29
   22. Lookin' Out My Back Doors/Flip - C.C. Revival              30
   23. I'm Losing You - Rare Earth                                27
   24. Snowbird - Anne Murray                                     --
   25. I've Lost You/Next Step Is Love - Elvis Presley            25
   26. Patches - Clarence Carter                                  26
   27. Morning Much Better - 10 Wheel Drive                       23
   28. Solitary Man - Neil Diamond                                --
   29. Everybody's Got The Right - Supremes                       --

KLZ Radio – October 9th, 1970

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KLZ Radio – February 27th, 1971

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KLZ Radio – March 27th, 1971

 1. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot                1 
    2. Wild World/Miles From Somewhere - Cat Stevens               3
    3. I Don't Know How To Love Him - Helen Reddy                  5
    4. Oh Woman/Another Day - Paul McCartney                      12
    5. Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin                             2
    6. She's A Lady - Tom Jones                                    4
    7. Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer                          8
    8. One Toke Over The Line - Brewer & Shipley                  10
    9. Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner                              6
   10. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night                         15
   11. Here Comes The Sun - Ritchie Havens                        16
   12. Tongue In Cheek - Sugarloaf                                 7
   13. What Is Life - George Harrison                             13
   14. Free - Chicago                                              9
   15. Me & My Arrow - Nilsson                                    26 
   16. Just My Imagination - Temptations                          22
   17. Help Me Make It - Sammi Smith                              19
   18. Oye Como Va - Santana                                      18
   19. I Am I Said - Neil Diamond                                 --
   20. No Love At All - B.J. Thomas                               20
   21. Blue Money - Van Morrison                                  21
   22. Love's Lines, Angles And Rhymes - Fifth Dimension          --
   23. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye                              23
   24. Man In Black - Johnny Cash                                 25
   25. Layla - Derek & The Dominoes                               29
   26. Sit Yourself Down - Stephen Stills                         30
   27. You're All I Need - Aretha Franklin                        27
   28. Where Did They Go Lord/Flip - Elvis Presley                28
   29. Friends - Elton John                                       --
   30. Me & You & A Dog Named Boo - Lobo                          --

KLZ Radio – June 19th, 1971

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KLZ Radio – September 25, 1971

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KLZ Radio – October 9th, 1971

 1. Maggie May - Rod Stewart                                    1 
    2. Superstar/Bless The Beasts - Carpenters                     2
    3. Charity Ball - Fanny                                        3
    4. Imagine - John Lennon                                      14
    5. Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels                      5
    6. Loving Her - Kris Kristofferson                            11
    7. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers                            4
    8. Peace Train - Cat Stevens                                   8
    9. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher                           15
   10. So Far Away - Carole King                                  10
   11. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes                             18
   12. If You Really Love Me - Stevie Wonder                      12
   13. Birds Of A Feather - Raiders                               16
   14. Questions 67 & 68/I'm A Man - Chicago                      20
   15. Sweet City Woman - Stampeders                               7 
   16. Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez                            6
   17. I've Found Someone Of My Own - Free Movement               --
   18. Only You Know & I Know - Delaney & Bonnie                  --
   19. The Desiderata - Les Crane                                 --
   20. One Fine Morning - Lighthouse

KLZ Radio – December, 1971 – “The Best of 1971”

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KLZ Radio – January 8th, 1972

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KLZ Radio – January 22nd, 1972

KLZ Radio – March 4th, 1972

KLZ Radio – March 11th, 1972

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KLZ Radio – April 15th, 1972

KLZ Radio – May 25th, 1972

KLZ Radio – July 13th, 1972

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KLZ Radio – August 3rd, 1972

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KLZ Radio – August 10th, 1972

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