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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by ChannelFlipper View Post
    I am surprised no one has mentioned Mark and Brian or Kevin and Bean. Both pairs were very successful on rock stations that did not have a particularly successful (longevity wise) morning show prior to their respective arrivals. Both pairs lasted literally decades. Staying relevant and successful for that long in any format, but particularly the ever-changing active rock format, is quite the accomplishment. And M & B would still be on KLOS today if they hadn't called it quits themselves.
    For what's it's worth, Mark & Brian had the distinction of helping to topple a Mayor (of San Francisco). For awhile in the 90s, their show was simulcast on KRQR (The "Rocker"). They convinced the incumbent Mayor - Frank Jordan - to take a shower with them. The photo of the two with the not too fit Jordan - naked...from the waist up, in any case...did not play well in SF. Former Speaker of the Assembly Willie Brown took Jordan out in the election that November. And everybody knew Brown had...uh...let's say...flexible ethics. But at least, nobody ever saw him naked.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=mark...podvM:&spf=192

  2. #52
    I'd certainly agree with Kevin & Bean. But they might be too young for "best ever." Maybe "best ever" in their format.

  3. #53
    Does anyone remember Jack Lacy on KIQQ? I'm not sure he ever regained the level of success he had achieved at 1010 WINS New York.

    Here's an aircheck of him on 100 FM from Easter Sunday, 1983: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVoGRorTnYI.

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    Wolfman Jack.
    The Real Don Steele.
    Tom Leykis.
    Frazer Smith.
    Charlie Tuna.
    Dave Hull.
    Michael Jackson.
    Tom Clay.
    Harry Shearer.
    Tom Snyder.
    Others were listenable, but there were the best.
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  5. #55
    Frazier Smith, right on! Great on KLOS, hardest working lowest rated morning man in town, and even better on KLSX with the Late Ass Radio Show & Saturday Night Fraze. Tom Clay was a radio con man and not pleasant to work with. Women loved him.

  6. #56
    Jack Lacy was at WINS from 1947 until they went all news in 1965. He spent many years after that at WBAL in Baltimore. KIQQ was the last stop in his long career. I think he worked weekends in the early 80s.

  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Hits View Post
    Frazier Smith, right on! Great on KLOS, hardest working lowest rated morning man in town, and even better on KLSX with the Late Ass Radio Show & Saturday Night Fraze. Tom Clay was a radio con man and not pleasant to work with. Women loved him.
    Frazier was definitely very funny. I used to listen to him mornings on KLOS. But Frazier could never hold a gig for too long because listening to his show was like spending four hours between the pages of National Lampoon and Mad magazines. It was very niche, there were a lot of inside jokes that a new/casual listener wouldn't get, but most of all women universally *hated* his show and for good reason - it was the boys clubhouse, if not frathouse. That was fine by me and no one had a "problem" with it, it was the 70s and early 80s after all - good times!

    But by being so inside and alienating potentially half the audience, his show was never going to enjoy mass appeal. That was actually the secret to Mark and Brian's success. They let you in on all the jokes and women were very much invited to participate; in fact women became a huge part of their loyal audience.

    But Fraze, wherever you are, here is a cheeselog for you!

  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by ChannelFlipper View Post
    Frazier was definitely very funny. I used to listen to him mornings on KLOS. But Frazier could never hold a gig for too long because listening to his show was like spending four hours between the pages of National Lampoon and Mad magazines. It was very niche, there were a lot of inside jokes that a new/casual listener wouldn't get, but most of all women universally *hated* his show and for good reason - it was the boys clubhouse, if not frathouse. That was fine by me and no one had a "problem" with it, it was the 70s and early 80s after all - good times!

    But by being so inside and alienating potentially half the audience, his show was never going to enjoy mass appeal. That was actually the secret to Mark and Brian's success. They let you in on all the jokes and women were very much invited to participate; in fact women became a huge part of their loyal audience.

    But Fraze, wherever you are, here is a cheeselog for you!
    I loved Fraze at the time, but having tripped over a couple of airchecks in the past few years, it doesn't hold up well. He was very much a creature (and a caricature) of Southern California excess in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    One of the tapes I heard was from his night show at KROQ. It was 1978, and he was running for Governor of California on the platform "A gram of cocaine in every hatband and a Cadillac in every pool."

    Too hip---gotta go!

  9. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by michael hagerty View Post
    I loved Fraze at the time, but having tripped over a couple of airchecks in the past few years, it doesn't hold up well. He was very much a creature (and a caricature) of Southern California excess in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    One of the tapes I heard was from his night show at KROQ. It was 1978, and he was running for Governor of California on the platform "A gram of cocaine in every hatband and a Cadillac in every pool."

    Too hip---gotta go!
    "Shecky Get the Jet" was another of his favorite lines. I have about 3 hours of an unscoped aircheck from Fraze in 1998 at 97.1 The FM Talk station playing all music on the weekends. I would love to share it, he even put me on the air with Jimmy Kimmel, and Buck Pike, one of his sidekicks! On KLOS he did 4 hour themed morning shows that were unlike any other morning show ever attempted on the Radio. Smith is noted for his KROQ-FM simulcasts of the 1978 World Series, Wild!

  10. #60
    No contest.. Sluggo.

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