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    Quote Originally Posted by oldies76 View Post
    Maybe they can hire the talent let go from that other station of late. Shotgun Tom, Jim Carson and others would fit in perfectly here.
    That would be great if they could afford them. This is a small AM station. Their FM country station has been letting air talent go for years. This station will be making less money than that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiocph View Post
    There's even a French (Malagasy, actually) band called "Les Surfs" that was popular in France...I heard a couple of their songs on the radio while in France in 2001. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Surfs
    They had a monster hit all across Latin America in "Ahora te puedes marchar" which was a cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to be with You". They had a number of other hits in that region as well and recorded them for the Spanish mega-label, Hispavox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LKellerIII View Post
    I was in France in 2011. Their Oldies station ("Nostalgie") played the Beach Boys constantly...I guess surf music was popular in France. And they played very few French language Oldies - maybe one in every 6 or 7 songs.
    You found my favorite station... very well done. And I love their 60's French oldies channel online where they play all the greats like Franciose Hardy, Johnny Halliday, France Gall, Sylvie Vartan, Marie LaforÍt, Gilbert Becaud, Joe Dassin, Adamo and lots of others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    That would be great if they could afford them. This is a small AM station. Their FM country station has been letting air talent go for years. This station will be making less money than that one.
    Yes. The AM is very limited in signal coverage, and which nobody will listen to for music. The FM is an HD subchannel with good coverage, but it is HD. I don't see how the can afford to put big name talent on there unless they pay a small stipend for weekly voice tracking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post
    I don't see how the can afford to put big name talent on there unless they pay a small stipend for weekly voice tracking.
    I hadn't seen any commitment to local talent. There are several well known syndicated services that would love an LA clear.

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    Shotgun and Jim Carson would sound great playing real oldies. I'm sure they would want more than Saul is willing to pay,but even Voice tracked they would sound better than what is on 101,but KRTH is targeting people in their 40s,so its really an apples to oranges comparison. Still,it is nice that Saul would put a 50s 60s format on the air. Let's hope this will be a keeper!

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    That's why the classical format was moved to KKJZ 88.1 HD2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastaclocksetta View Post
    http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/ar...-2-los-angeles

    This '50s/'60s oldies format launched yesterday (March 11) on KKGO-FM HD2. For those of us who don't have HD Radios (myself included), this is simulcast on KBOQ-AM 1260 on weekends (from 5:00 PM Friday to 9:00 AM Monday). It's also streamed online 24/7 at http://www.laoldies.com/. I'm streaming it on my iPhone as I'm posting this message.

    As most Angelenos on here may remember, this isn't the first time that music from the '50s and '60s has been heard on the 1260 AM frequency in L.A. Some here may recall that as KGIL, using the "Retro 1260" moniker, the station played a mix of standards and oldies; and for a time under that moniker they had oldies weekends. And from August 2004 to June 2005, they were all oldies every day, with the call letters KSUR. At that time, they simulcasted on Tijuana-licensed XESURF-AM 540, by which time they were "Oldies 540 and 1260," later listing the higher frequency before the lower frequency in their moniker. The Tijuana station still has the XESURF call sign as a Spanish-language Christian station.

    I invite those of you who enjoy this kind of music, regardless of your age, to check it out any way you can.
    That's great news for us who have HD Radio in the car and now my home. I listen to 88.1 KKJZ HD1 for jazz and Long Beach State Student station 88.1 HD3 for new Alt-Rock (like KCRW HD2), and I was hoping K-Beach 88.1 HD3 would move to HD2 - but, it looks like that's not happening. Thanks for the info, I'll check it out on my Sangean HDR-18 HD Table Radio!!! Joe
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    UPDATE: Call letters are now KSUR, as per their top-of-the-hour ID I heard today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by microbob View Post
    You'd think they would find a translator for 1260 or is the FM dial too crowded in LA?
    Looks like it will happen...although only serving the San Fernando Valley (moving in from Monterey, CA where it was used for Northern California's "K-Mozart" feed):

    https://fccdata.org/?facid=151809

    http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/fin...&nav=&x=13&y=5

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    1260 now KSURF and playing the oldies heard on KKGO HD2.

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