Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Favorite Radio Program - 10@10 on KFOG

I hope to start posting the most popular show of the week so you guys can get a feel of this 31 year old radio program from KFOG 104.5 San Francisco.  The following is a quote from Wikipedia and sums the show up pretty well: 
10@10 is a daily program the begins at 10 a.m. and also rebroadcast at 10 p.m. On Saturday morning at 7 a.m. the entire weeks show are rebroadcast back to back. Each weekday a random year is selected followed by “ten great songs from one great year” in addition to classic commercials, news broadcasts and clips from popular TV programs. Listeners would call in with their favorite songs with the winner being named “Best Of Set”, (B.O.S.). In later years the “Best Of Set” votes would also be tabulated from the KFOG Facebook fan site.
The show was hosted by Dave Morey with Don Pardo serving as announcer beginning on September 1982. Don Pardo would “spin the big wheel” which would land on the year of the day. Dave Morey retired from KFOG on Friday, December 19, 2008 [4] to his home on Lake Huron.
In addition to the regular programs, there are occasional special shows, such as “Ten Turkeys” on Thanksgiving, “Hits From Hell” on any Friday the Thirteenth. During Dave Morey's tenure, he was fond of occasional all Beatles playlists.
Following Dave Morey's retirement, on air personality AnnaLisa took over the program until 2012 when Annalisa moved to KFOX radio and Renee Richardson took over Ten At 10. [5]

Renee is the current host and is doing well in her role as musical travel guide for the show.  The show below was broadcast on Memorial Day of this year and was a set for those great rock stars that are no longer with us and went very young as well.  Three of the the artists died within 9 months of each other: Jim, Janis and Jimi.

Here is the playlist:
Ten Most Untimely deaths: a tremendous amount of great music was lost by their untimely passing.
10           Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart (Big Brother)
9              Bob Marley - Jamming
8              Buddy Holly – Rave On
7              Stevie Ray Vaughan - Lenny
6              Kurt Cobain – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
5              John Bonham – D’yer Maker (Zep)
4              Jim Morrison – Break On Through (Doors)
3              Freddie Mercury – Killer Queen
2              Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
1              John Lennon – (Just Like) Starting Over

Enjoy the show:

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