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    KPOL-1540, August 1964

    From the Gordon Skene Sound Collection: http://pastdaily.com/2016/10/02/augu...full-cavities/

    I used to listen to KPOL from around 1977 up until the time it became KZLA (1980?). During those years they were moving away from the "Beautiful Music" sound and toward more current pop vocals. (I have a 1979 aircheck of KPOL full of softer Top-40 songs).

    Back in the 60s, though, KPOL played much older music...most of the songs on the aircheck above seem to be from the mid-30's, if not a bit earlier. The KPOL of the mid-70s typically played instrumentals no older than about 10-15 years old, IIRC.

    Also the aircheck had the AM and FM simulcast, which was no longer done in the 70s.

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    Mr Drysdale probably listened to KPOL in his Imperial while driving up to the Clampett's home in Beverly Hills. One nice thing about 1964 is Columbia Savings was paying 4.93% on a CD. You're lucky to get a 1/4 of that today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAkbar View Post
    Mr Drysdale probably listened to KPOL in his Imperial while driving up to the Clampett's home in Beverly Hills. One nice thing about 1964 is Columbia Savings was paying 4.93% on a CD. You're lucky to get a 1/4 of that today!
    I remember that in 1979, we were getting over 11% interest on a savings account at a local Savings and Loan. Of course, inflation was 13% that year. It's all relative, and Mr. Drysdale was probably retired by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LKellerIII View Post
    I remember that in 1979, we were getting over 11% interest on a savings account at a local Savings and Loan. Of course, inflation was 13% that year. It's all relative, and Mr. Drysdale was probably retired by then.
    The real reason Mr Drysdale visited the Clampett mansion so frequently was to catch a glimpse of Ellie Mae in the cement pond!

    But back to topic: The production value of KPOL was pretty amazing for 1964, and notice the split shift of the 9a-Noon host. Absent was any mention of dial position, either AM or FM. Wonder if they were the dominant station in the format, or just assumed listeners knew where they were on the dial?
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    [QUOTE=DrAkbar;6141963]The real reason Mr Drysdale visited the Clampett mansion so frequently was to catch a glimpse of Ellie Mae in the cement pond!


    Little known fact was Granny couldn't hear country music in Beverly Hills so the Clampetts bought the station and boom...we have KZLA.

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