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Thread: 106 KMEL San Francisco - April 25, 1987

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    106 KMEL San Francisco - April 25, 1987

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Zcg-QKN8o

    Renel is one of the talent in the KMEL Aircheck from 1987.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Zcg-QKN8o

    Renel is one of the talent in the KMEL Aircheck from 1987.
    69,000 watts of POWER! The Morning Zoo! Met Renel in the 90's when she was at "CNC Music Television", a music video show in San Francisco. She's a one of a kind, very nice, down to earth person.
    I got out of the business before it sucked the life out of me.
    Now I just play radio online at www.allthebestoldies.com.

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    For those who don't know - Renel was a "sidekick" on the very popular "Morning Zoo" during this period, but is probably best known for her years (more than a decade, I think) hosting the morning show on 98.1 Kiss-FM. She was (is?) also the stadium announcer for the San Francisco Giants

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    They died in 1984 when they ceased to be "Camel".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
    They died in 1984 when they ceased to be "Camel".
    I think their ratings from the late 80s would say otherwise. The range of the station was so popular, they even showed up in Stockton's ratings. The station seemed more in tune to its listeners as a Rhythmic CHR than they ever were as AOR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan O'Dan View Post
    I think their ratings from the late 80s would say otherwise. The range of the station was so popular, they even showed up in Stockton's ratings. The station seemed more in tune to its listeners as a Rhythmic CHR than they ever were as AOR.
    Agree.

    There must be a reason "the brand" is still around. In the late 80's and 90's KMEL was killin' it!
    I got out of the business before it sucked the life out of me.
    Now I just play radio online at www.allthebestoldies.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewie View Post
    Agree.

    There must be a reason "the brand" is still around. In the late 80's and 90's KMEL was killin' it!
    The KMEL I remember: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCVHpomKR_Y
    I got out of the business before it sucked the life out of me.
    Now I just play radio online at www.allthebestoldies.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan O'Dan View Post
    I think their ratings from the late 80s would say otherwise. The range of the station was so popular, they even showed up in Stockton's ratings. The station seemed more in tune to its listeners as a Rhythmic CHR than they ever were as AOR.
    Yeah, really. The station was album rock "Camel 106" for what? 6-7 years, tops? Then they became "All Hit" KMEL which morphed within a few years into basically the Hip Hop station it is today, for 34 years, if that 1984 date is correct.

    I'd say the longevity speaks for itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LKellerIII View Post
    Yeah, really. The station was album rock "Camel 106" for what? 6-7 years, tops? Then they became "All Hit" KMEL which morphed within a few years into basically the Hip Hop station it is today, for 34 years, if that 1984 date is correct.

    I'd say the longevity speaks for itself.
    That's the standard response from AOR fans, though, Llew. There are still people who claim KMET in L.A. should never have become KTWV and should change back now. KMET lasted 19 years---KTWV's going on 33.

    KMEL was in the 1.6 range in the ratings and not even in the top 20 stations when it flipped. Its peak was in the early 80s---right after KSAN went Country in the fall of 1980. Within a couple of years, it fell and was bumping along with 2s or less for the last couple years of its life.

    BTW, the date for KMEL is correct. The CHR launch was August 25, 1984. Here's audio: https://formatchange.com/106-1-kmel-goes-chr/

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    Here's video of the launch from the studio end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-SEEnjrOw
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