I listened to these guys all the time when I was growing up in a small town
called Gardiner in Montana!! They all fostered my love of 70's music!! I owe it
all to them. I still have my 45 record of Skinny's called Pres. Board and Jimmy
Smarter with the flip side being The First Annual Streak In. I love these guys.
No mention of The Night Rider (Johnny Rider). KCPX had a great team in the 70's.
I couldn't wait to get home form school to listen them. Met many of them at
personal appreances (school dances and such). They were all fun guys to chat
with and you could tell they appreciated there fans. Best to all of them.
ON MY SUMMER TRIPS TO MY AUNT AND UNCLE'S HOUSEIN SALT LAKE CITY DURING
THE 60'S I LISTENED TO BOTHKCPX AND KNAK.WHEN I STARTED ATTENDING BYU I
ENJOYEDBOTH KCPX AM & FM.THESE GUYS WERE GREAT AND KCPX WASAS GOOD
AS KHJ 93 BOSS RADIO IN L.A!
I just heard from a friend that former announcer John benson of KCPX 1320 had
passed away.Maybe this was in 2008 or early 2009. Does anyone know about this?
What great memories seeing the "Big 13" disc jockeys again. I remember "Skinny"
Johnny Mitchell's battle of the songs each night, the Lehmann Lemon Awards,
Wooly Waldron in the afternoons, Johnny Rider "The Night Rider", Rex Waldron,
Bill Terry, "This is Joe Lee reporting", the year-end Top 100 countdowns, AT-40
every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 12:00, and the great jingles. I never
realized that KCPX and KHJ in Los Angeles used the exact same music bed for
their jingles for so many years. But Kay-Pix was a great top-40 station to grow
the jingles were done by the Johnny mann singers.. they did ton's of them for
different stations.. Gary made all of this happen. He started at knak, and took
the best to kcpx. he also ran stereo x. in that date and time all was ran on a
igm system. It had two trays that would take (carts) 4 track and also a diverse
system, with 6 reel to reel .all worked well. at night from 7 till midnight.
skip ward would be live on f.m. other than that all was tape in that era. I
still have the original tape of the big 13 on pauls death.(beatles) I here there
are copy's?also john rider charged up a ton for calling to london .. on the
beatles stuff. I will check put about benson, he was in charge of vending
machines last time I talked to him. 2 years ago. (the big 13)
So good at what they did. Clear channel has destroyed what guys like these built
up, but it can't take away the memories and good times. I only wish kids today
could learn about music through guys like these.