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10-29-2010, 01:03 AM
Here is a great website that has archived surveys, airchecks and other information on SF Bay Area radio stations. http://www.bayarearadio.org/

This is the KSOL SOUL TWENTY POWER survey dated Sept. 15, 1970 [[I've never tried this, so I hope it works, if not go to the above website)

BTW, KSOL was one of two Bay Area stations where deejay Sylvester Stewart worked in the sixties.


10-29-2010, 02:34 PM
Great post Sunshine. Click on the link to listen to Sly on KSOL

Listen to DJ Sly Stone on KSOL San Francisco
8 minutes 27 seconds courtesy of Airchexx.com

Sly & The Family Stone

http://www.powerhouseradio.com/images/sly-stone-fillmore-east-group.jpg A PowerhouseRadio.com bonus to go along with the Classic Soul R&B Music Jam [[http://www.powerhouseradio.com/classicsoulblog) blog feature story: "The Secret Life of Sly Stone [[http://www.powerhouseradio.com/classicsoulblog/index.php/site/comments/the_secret_life_of_sly_stone)."

Listen to DJ Sly Stone on KSOL San Francisco
8 minutes 27 seconds courtesy of Airchexx.com

I saw Sly Stone twice in 1969, the same year I graduated from high school. One show was at the Apollo Theater in New York City, the other at the Fillmore East. Here are three pages from the 1969 Fillmore East program, [[from the Powerhouse Radio Archive), featuring Sly & The Family Stone.

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http://www.powerhouseradio.com/images/sly-stone-fillmore-eastTHUMB.jpg Sly and The Family Stone Biography in the Fillmore East Program

Sly Stone was born March 15, 1944, and grew up "everywhere my family went." He attended college for three years, majoring in musical theory and composition.

At 19 he filled the seven to twelve DJ spot on KDIA in San Francisco, and kept busy writing, arranging, and producing for The Beau Brummels, The Mojo Men, and Bobby Freeman.

Just two years and some months ago he organized Sly and the Family Stone in San Francisco. Sly composes and arranges the majority of the group's songs, and plays organ, bass, piano, drums, and harmonica. He has been singing since he made his debut at the All Nation Church of God and Christ when he was four.

The group he sang with was called the Stewart Four and included Sly's brother and sister. His brother and sister are still singing with him today and provide the rationale behind the name "The Family Stone."

Sly's brother is Freddie Stone, the group's lead guitarist. His sister, Rosie, sings and plays electric piano. Larry Graham, Jr., bassist and vocalist, appeared with R&B giants Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker before joining cousin Sly. Larry's cousin, Cynthia Robinson, is the girl with the trumpet. One last set of cousins include sax player Jerry Martini and drummer Gregg Errico.

Sly defines the group as a "dance and concert combination," adding that "what looks like choreography when you see us perform is really the spontaneous feelings of people who just naturally belong together." Sly and the Family Stone have recorded four albums and received a gold record for the single, "Everyday People." This is their third appearance at Fillmore East.

Sly Stone Epic Records Ad in the Fillmore East Program

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

DJ Sly and the Family Stone [[http://www.phattadatta.com/)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8yDjtDOx9ws/SgECnGM09MI/AAAAAAAAC8I/GFa49Sq64u8/s200/ksol+super+soul.jpg [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8yDjtDOx9ws/SgECnGM09MI/AAAAAAAAC8I/GFa49Sq64u8/s1600-h/ksol+super+soul.jpg)Sly of Sly and the Family Stone was a DJ on 1450 KSOL-AM. His career as a disc jockey was previous to his career as a singer. He was a great DJ, but his talent there was overshadowed by the four gold records and his later descent into a wack job strung out on PCP and cocaine. The upside is that his career self-destructed in before disco, leaving his catalog to end abruptly before funk itself was hopelessly corrupted by mirror balls and John Travolta.

...Anyway, his story is an interesting tale of transition. Sly Stewart had been to The Chris Borden School of Broadcasting in San Francisco. It was only a 3 month course, but it's more training than most DJs get. He had done some fill in at KEWB already. He was seasoned enough to be confident, and it made him a great on-air personality. After graduating high school in 1964 he started full time at KSOL, on the night shift Monday through Saturday. With his growing popularity Sly was moved off the night shift to afternoon drive.

Sly was already performing with bands and and producing records for Autumn records. In 1965 Sly started cutting his first demos with the Family Stone. Sly Stewart became Sly Stone and he developed a louder more outlandish personality that we later saw on stage. Then Sly did a 2 month stretch in 1967, across the bay in Oakland on 1310 KDIA-AM. He only left when Columbia records showed up with a recording contract.http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8yDjtDOx9ws/SgEAajrUZKI/AAAAAAAAC74/57SiXKIOPBw/s400/KSOL.jpg [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8yDjtDOx9ws/SgEAajrUZKI/AAAAAAAAC74/57SiXKIOPBw/s1600-h/KSOL.jpg)KSOL-AM has been known as KSAN-AM since 1939. John "Les" Malloy bought the station in 1964 from Norwood Patterson and changed the calls to KSOL to match the K-SOUL branding. Les had been a DJ on KSAN, in the 1940s and called himself the Midnight son and was then a TV host on KGO-TV. It was already a rhythm and blues station. It was Sly that started adding white artists to that very black playlist. Ray Charles sat along side the Rolling Stones. The R&B format lasted until 1970. Today KSOL is KEST-AM.

AIRCHEXX.com has a clip HERE
[[http://airchexx.com/markets/san-francisco/archives-sly-stone-on-ksol-san-francisco-1967-828-scoped)So does REEL Radio HERE [[http://www.reelradio.com/db/index.html)
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