"Top 33 On 99" Newspaper
Week Ending January 3, 1967
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Page five of the "K-KIS Top 33 On 99" (issue number 35),
known locally as "The Inland Empire's Weekly Entertainment
Newspaper-Survey." Other features in this edition (not included in this
exhibit) focused on popular music stars, with many advertisements from
At the top of the page is a photograph from the
station's "Battle Of The Bands," attended by 5,000 listeners in the
Summer of 1966 and won by The Torquays.* Shown in the photo (to the right, at the microphones)
are K-KIS personalities Johnny Van and Larry Ickes. In addition to his
weekend role at the station, Van also operated Golden Star Productions,
which regularly promoted teen dances at local venues, including the
Concord Armory on Willow Pass Road.
Larry Ickes, who would go on to be the popular midday
announcer at 96.5 KOIT in San Francisco, was the afternoon drive (four
to eight p.m.) disc jockey on KKIS at this time, along with hosting "The
Larry Ickes Countdown Show" every Friday night on the station.
The survey of the Top 33 records being played on "Kay-Kis"
this week may be viewed by
* — The name "Torquays," borrowed from
the 1959 instrumental record by The Fireballs, was adopted by countless
bands around the country during the 1960s, including one from Kansas and
another from Washington that achieved a small measure of regional
success. It is not known whether the Torquays depicted here are any
relation to either of these bands.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 8-1/2x11 inches.
NOTE: Not all pages included in this exhibit.
ADDITIONAL TEXT: David Ferrell Jackson.
SOURCE: Bill Plummer Collection, Bay Area Radio Museum.