Now Hear This! WCBS FM “Young Sound” Format

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From March 1st, 1969 this is a clip of The Young Sound format.

WCBS FM 101 – March 1969 – (54:57)

This format aired on KIRO FM also.

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7 thoughts on “Now Hear This! WCBS FM “Young Sound” Format

  1. KIRO FM in the late 60’s went through several changes. CBS Young Sound, then Hit Parade (Drake) local hits roll our own and finally in ’73 the WRFM Program Service, or Bonneville Broadcast Consultants as it was later to be branded.

    Brian Hubert, son of KIRO chief engineer Dave Hubert made tapes for the clunky FM automation system. I came in to add attention to the sound but the automation system was a pain in the neck. I tamed it after a few months. We did not have an on-air studio until about the spring of ’75. There were two closets, one for Mutual switching and the other for FM production. The Mutual room was adjacent to the FM control and automation, and my production room was next to that. Not a great layout. Crappy Sparta board, some old Gates cart machines, and a Scully 14″ reel, just for play back of agency and other tape KIRO voice like Bill Yeend and Grant Nielsen would record.

    KURB’s set up back in ’68 was laid out much better!

  2. Pretty interesting to hear what both KIRO AM & FM thanks to my dad who listened to both stations back then. I was wondering are they any broadcast tapes from both stations back then? My father told me stories about listening to Andy Williams, Engelbert, Tom Jones, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and Dionne Warwick on both KIRO AM & FM stations.

      1. On the 30:20 mark of that audio WCBS FM was playing “The Right Track” by The Split Level from 1968 led by the late Liz Senoff (passed away in 1993) and was from Pittsburgh. Her claim to fame was in the 70’s singing the “Candid Camera” theme and if you remember the Coca-Cola commercial back in 1979-80 featuring “Mean” Joe Greene she was the one who sang that jingle! I learned this from her niece several weeks ago! I found this video of then singing “The Right Track” on a local Philadelphia show called “The Hy Lit” from WKBS-TV 48 (non network station) from 1969 that no longer exists. Very thoughtful song and Liz was a beauty back then! That song caught my ear!

  3. Oceans of beautiful musical mish-mash. This type of format was a success on many Seattle stations for many years, and I never argue against success.

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