January 1, 1968 – ABC Radio’s 4-Networks

On January 1st 1968, the ABC Radio Network split into four different networks, with specialized demographic appeal. The four networks
were: American Contemporary Network, heard on 850 KTAC/Tacoma (news at :55; targeted for Top 40 and popular music stations), American
Information Network, heard on KOMO 1000/Seattle (news at the top of the hour; targeted for news and information stations and full-service stations), American Entertainment Network (news at :30; intended for middle-of-the road and country-and-western stations), and American FM Network heard on KETO 101.5 FM/Seattle (intended for beautiful music FM stations; news at :15)

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX.COM, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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2 thoughts on “January 1, 1968 – ABC Radio’s 4-Networks

  1. KJR picked up the ABC Contemporary news network shortly thereafter. KTAC switched to the ABC Entertainment Network at that time.

  2. Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club ran on the Blue Network (which later became ABC) in the 1940s. The affiliate was AM 1000 KJR. KJR & KOMO 950 later swapped frequencies. KING 1090, picked up the program in the 1950s. KING had become the main ABC affiliate in Seattle. KING switched to NBC toward the end of that decade, moving the Breakfast Club to KOMO 1000 which had become the ABC affiliate. In the mid-1960s, the program was shuffled off to KETO 1590 which aired some ABC programs which KOMO could find no time for in the schedule. In 1968, Breakfast Club moved to 850 KTAC. The Breakfast Club program ended on December 27, 1968.

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