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)

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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3 thoughts on “January 1, 1968 – ABC Radio’s 4-Networks

  1. By 1968, “The Breakfast Club” had been renamed “The Don McNeil Show,” but was still often referred to on the show as the “Breakfast Club.”
    Sometime in 1969, KAYO switched from Mutual to the Entertainment Network. And Paul Harvey, ABC’s biggest draw, was officially a program of the Entertainment Network, although stations airing Harvey before the 4-network split, such as KOMO, were grandfathered in.

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