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KIMN Boss Jocks on The Denver Tiger – 950 AM

KIMN DENVER TIGER

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 Gary Allyn – 1965

KIMN Paul Anderson – 1964

Lee Anderson – KIMN “Weather Girl” – 1964

KIMN Keith Beaver – 1964

KIMN Glen ‘Bellazpoppin/Boogie Bell – 1962/1964

KIMN Barry Bradley – 1964

KIMN Chuck Buell – 1964/1967

KIMN – “Butts” – 1974

KIMN Sandy Cate – 1964

KIMN Dick Clark (Syndicated ) – 1964

KIMN Mike Collins – 1971

KIMN Bill Davidson – 1965

KIMN Danny Davis – 1974

KIMN Jay Davis – 1970

KIMN Dr. Demento (Syndicated) – 1975

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

KIMN Don Fortune – 1964

KIMN Big Bob Foster – 1979

KIMN Bob Greene – (future Denver News anchor) – 1974

KIMN Roy “The Bellboy” Gunderson – 1959 (fired for “flushing” a competitive station “down the toilet”

KIMN Bill Holley – 1965

KIMN Al Jefferson – 1973

KIMN Scott Kenyon – 1972/1973

KIMN Jock Team 1960

KIMN Jocks Team – 1971

KIMN Jocks – 1974

KIMN “Pogo” Poge – 1960/1964 – Moved to Hawaii as a DJ and retired there

KIMN Robert E. Lee – 1964

KIMN Stann Levitt News Team – 1964

KIMN Jay Mack 1964 – (the greatest Jock of all)

KIMN – “Mareilio” – 1962

KIMN Don Martin – KIMN “Sky Spie” News Team/Director – 1964

KIMN Jack Merker – 1964

KIMN Mike Metz – 1962

KIMN Michael – 1971

KIMN Brant Miller – 1971

KIMN Bill Minckler – 1975

KIMN Johnny Mitchell – 1964

KIMN Hal “Baby” Moore – 1965 (later of “Hal and Charlie” fame)

KIMN Mike Morgan – 1967

KIMN Johnny Nelson – 1964

KIMN The “Night Creature” – 1965

KIMN Mike O’Meara – News Team – 1964

KIMN Gary Paxton – 1970

KIMN Judi Plumlee – KIMN “Weather Girl” – 1964

KIMN Lee Randell – 1964

KIMN Ross Reagan – 1963/1967

KIMN Jon Reed – 1971

KIMN Stan Richards – 1965

KIMN Randy Robbins – 1971

KIMN  Harry “Morning Mohammed” Scarborough – 1972

KIMN Bob Scott – News Team – 1964

KIMN “Smoke” – 1974

KIMN Jack Sorbi – 1965

KIMN Nick St. John – 1974

KIMN Bill Stevens – 1971

KIMN Dave Stewart – 1962

KIMN Greg Stone – 1967

KIMN “Tiny” Tim – 1962

KIMN Gary Todd – 1966

KIMN Wallace Todd – 1967

KIMN Bill Weston – 1964

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