KDWB-AM "Color Radio/Channel 63" Chuck Blore Jingles (630 AM) -#1#2#3#4#5#6#7(provided by Bill Wilken)
A sample of "Image Part 1" by Hank Levine, the instrumental that was based on the KDWB/KEWB/KFWB jingle signature. (1961) 1 MB. This song reached
#98 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #19 on the KDWB Fabulous Forty. The song is a tribute to Chuck Blore's "Color Radio" image campaign, which can be heard above. Here is the flip side of the record, a sample of "Image Part 2" - 1 MB
The following recordings feature many "color radio" jingles and liners. Audio quality varies, but is definitely worth listening to. (provided by Darryl Kuka)
Bob Friend - Includes commercials for Twin City Federal, Griswold Typewriter Company, Northwest Direct Center, KDWB Disc/Coveries
album (see part of album cover to the left) and "Hey, Let's Twist" (movie). Surprising to hear a few announcements saying, "... the best of Bob Friend. If you are keeping a rating diary, you may want to write that down." Includes newscast by Art Blaske and "Live Line to the World of Sports" with D. J. Leary.
Including partial newscasts with Robert Morgan and Duane Engle, partial "Spot Check on Sports" with Don Riley plus commercials for The Arbors - A Symphony For Susan (album), J&B Furniture Mart and Donaldson's,
Including partial newscasts with Duane Engle, "Spot Check on Sports" with Don Riley plus commercials for Donaldson's, Crown Auto, Buck Hill, Bobby's (featuring the Castaways) and Hamm's Beer.
August 3-4, 1967
THE MONKEES ON KDWB-AM IN 1967
The Monkees were in the Twin Cities for a concert and broadcast from KDWB's "Secret City" with a remote from the hotel where the band was staying. Featuring Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones.
The recordings feature candid, silly and serious moments from The Monkees - a wonderful collection of recordings during the two days The Monkees took over the radio station.
August 3, 1967 to 4 am on August 4, 1967: Starting with coverage of the Monkees' airplane arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport followed by Michael, Peter, Micky and Davy broadcasting from "Secret City" playing records, performing a skit, and some candid comments by Micky about criticism concerning the group not playing all instruments in their songs, thoughts about The Beatles, and more. Includes KDWB personalities Charlie Brown, Earl Trout, Tac Hammer, Bobby Davis and newscast by Robert Davis. #1 30 MB - #2 21 MB(provided by Curt Lundgren)
August 4, 1967 (3:00-6:00 pm): Mostly featuring Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork spinning records with Michael having fun insulting KDWB advertisers including Dayton's and J A Gerber Jewelers and Peter playing the banjo. Includes newscast by Don Miller. #1 16 MB - #2 23 MB - #3 19 MB - #4 8 MB (provided by Phil Kitchen and Jeanne Anderson)
Includes commercials for J A Gerber Jewelers, Durkee Seasoned Spices, Ray Conniff "This is My Song" album, Pedwin Shoes, Baskin-Robbins, Preparation H, Heileman Old Style Beer, Minnesota Dragways, NCC Drive-In Theaters, "The Big Mouth" with Jerry Lewis (movie), Dad's Root Beer, Mobile, Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, Schlitz Beer, Coca Cola (sung by Ray Charles), STP, Summer Blonde Hair Spray, Honda and Hamm's Beer.
Includes newscast with Ron Abernathy and commercials for Born Losers (movie), Grain Belt Beer, Crown Auto Stores, Conoco, Beneficial Financial, Schlitz Beer, Gulf Gas Stations, KDWB third annual Drag Festival at Minnesota Dragways and Kent cigarettes.
Includes newscast by Don Miller and commercials for Diet Pepsi Cola, Gluek Beer, Dad's Root Beer, Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, NCC Drive-In Theaters, Gulf Gas Stations, Hamm's Beer, Dayton's, Coke (sung by the The New Vaudeville Band), Kodak Instamatic Cameras, Milk/American Dairy Association (voiced by George Gobel), Prom Ballroom, Pedwin Shoes, Born Losers (movie), and KDWB Third Annual Drag Festival.
Includes two newscasts and commercials for Donaldson's Brookdale, Grossman Chevrolet, STP, First National Bank of St. Paul, Up With People, Wink soft drink, Lovable's Sweetheart Bra, Bimbo's Bar with Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs and The Happiest Millionaire (movie).
Includes newscast with Robert Summer and commercials for St. Joseph's Aspirin for Children, Chrysler, Grossman Chevrolet, Thoroughly Modern Millie (movie), Durkee Salad Seasoning, and St. Paul Civil Service Bureau.
Includes commercials for "A Country Music Spectacular" from Nashville (album), Velvet Glove Malt Liquor, Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, Coca-Cola (sung by Gladys Knight & The Pips), Minnesota Drag Racing in Coon Rapids, True Don Bleu at Brady High School for the Pepsi Pop Hop and Furniture Barn.
Includes commercials for YooHoo chocolate energy drink and Arby's.
Bob Reed (aka Chuck Roast) - 17 MB (provided by Danny Sigelman)
An interesting aircheck with KDWB news director Bob Reed having to fill in for an ill overnight KDWB DJ, so he uses the name Chuck Roast. Includes newscast and commercials for J. A. Gerber Jewelers and Berman Buckskin,
Includes a newscast with Michael J. Douglas and commercials for American Motors Dealers (Hornet), Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Bright Side Shampoo, Mountain Dew, Protein 21 Hair Spray, Brown's Clothing in Minneapolis, Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, Tanya Hawaiian Sun Tan Lotion, Clairol Lemon Go Lightly, GAC Finance, Grain Belt Beer, Global Van Lines, Milk: First Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Race, Black Sabbath and Bloodrock at the St. Paul Civic Center, Schmidt Beer, Coca-Cola (sung by Aretha Franklin), Budweiser and The Big Doll House (movie).
Including commercials: Super America, K-Tel 20 Dynamic Hits, Coke (Quincy Jones & Orchestra), Cycle Rama at the St. Paul Armory, Kawasaki Motorcycles, Clairol, Ford (Pintos, Mavericks and Mustangs), Earl Brown Farm Apartments (remote with Michael J. Douglas), Milk, Certs, and Purple Barn.
Includes commercials for Dixie Mobile Homes, Hudson Sports & Travel, Solarcaine, Schell's Beer, Doublemint Gum, Country Club Malt Liquor, JC Penney, Sisters (movie), Twin City Honda, Vega car show Rosedale Center, Melanie at Carnegie Hall record at Musicland,Como Park Apartments, RC Cola, St. Croix Valley Sports, Old Style Beer and Burnsville Burningham Apartments.
Includes commercials for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show and Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids at the Minneapolis Armory, Hals Sportswear, Sun Scene '73 Fashion Show, The Godfather (movie), Everynight Shampoo, Zayre Shoppers' City, Coca-Cola (sung by The Fortunes), Atlantis and 7-Up.
Rob Sherwood - Live at the Minnesota State Fair - 1973 - 21 MB (provided by Danny Sigelman)
Includes commercials Merit Chevrolet, Goodman Jewelers, Leon Russell at Parade Stadium, Robinson's Clothing, Coca Cola (sung by the Four Tops), The Hong Kong Cat (movie), Levi's, Pepsi, Orange Crush, Lancer's Warehouse, Donaldson's, Heavy Traffic (movie), United Stores, 7-Up, Turf Club in Houlton, WI and Instant Homes.
Includes newscast by Michael J. Douglas and commercials for Brookdale Pontiac, Goodman Jewelers, Eveready Batteries, Trinity Boys (movie), S&H Green Stamps, Cherokee Village Apartments, Beneficial Finance, Lake Marion Ball Room in Hutchinson, Grand Pre West Apartments, JC Penney, Schweigert, Lafayette Radio Stores, Akavan Imports, KDWB Haunted House, and Patty Mobile Homes.
Bill Gardner (his final show) - #1 16 MB - #2 12 MB (provided by Danny Sigelman)
Includes Michael J. Douglas with Weatherball weather and newscast. In addition, commercials for Jim Croce - I Got A Name (album), JC Penney, Beneficial Finance, Neil Diamond: Jonathan Livingston Seagull (album), Listerex, Dial Finance, Isabel Rosé Wine, Northwestern Banks, Surdyk's, Delmonico's House of Stereo, and Genie Garage Door Opener.
Includes commercials for Towns Edge Ford, KDWB Orange Crush Conversion Van, Musicland, Dayton’s, Northland Ford Dealers, A&W Root Beer, Snyder’s, The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (movie), Crown Auto, Suzuki, Toyota, Goodman Jewelers, Knight’s Formalwear, and Brookdale Boulevard Chrysler Plymouth Toyota.
Includes commercials for Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo, Schaak Electronics, Dayton's, Coppertone, Pepsi, Schlitz Beer, Sun In, Mudd, Minnesota Dragways, H. Salt Fish & Chips, Spokes and Sports, and White Castle.
Includes commercials for New Horizon Townhomes; Henry Gross, Jeff Beck and Fleetwood Mac at Parade Stadium, K-Tel Mind Bender album (22 original hits), That's Entertainment Part II (movie), Stayfree Mini Pads, McDonald's McFeast, Goodman Jewelers, Southtown Shopping Center Summer Fair, GiGi's Summer Sale, Coppertone Tropical Blend, White Castle, Mountain Dew, Sun In, Mudd (Zaps Zits), Sklar's Furniture in St. Paul, H Salt Fish & Chips and Olympia Beer (sung by Jose Feliciano).
Includes commercials for Seewald Jewelers, Kentucky Fried Movie, Musicland, White Castle, 22nd annual GSTA Rod and Custom Show, Park Music, Becklund Jewelers, Jim Christie Pontiac GMC Trucks, Osman Temple Shrine Circus, The Limited, and Jackson Brown and Karla Bonoff at the St. Paul Civic Center.
Includes commercials for Pannekoeken Huis, Crown Auto, HFC Household Finance, 10,000 Auto Parts, Northwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Dayton's Hi-Fi Show, Coach (movie), A&B Sporting Goods, and Williams Uptown Bar
Includes commercials for Hopkins Honda, St. Paul Citizens for Human Rights, Super America, Schaak Electronics, Bootsy's Rubber Band at the St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, Busch Beer and Flicker Women's Shaver.
Includes commercials for St. Paul Citizens for Human Rights, Bootsy's Rubber Band at the St. Paul Civic Center, Montgomery Wards, Jackson Brown and Karla Bonoff at the St. Paul Civic Center, Jordan Ford, Marco Cellar Disco, and Waterbed World.
Includes commercials for 10,000 Auto Parts, 7-Up, Army Reserve, Anacin, Preparation H, Baby Ruth, The Pearl Diver Restaurant in Minnetonka, Rockford House, Busch Beer, Valleyfair, Southtown Freeway Toyota and Hurrah.
True Don Bleu "Going away party" tribute by Michael Christian - Not Aired - 7 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) (contains explicit language)
True Don Bleu Final Show - #119 MB - #215 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
Includes commercials for The Brothers Deli, 7-Up, Farrah Fawcett Shampoo, Dayton's JRS Sale, Dad's Root Beer, Pickwick International (needing warehouse employees), Wrangler sportswear, Max Factor Pure Magic, Super America, Aspen League Ski Sale, Palmolive dishwashing liquid, US Army, Busch Beer, Aqua Night waterbed store, Pepsi US Women's Indoor Tennis Championship, Donaldson's, Red Owl grocery stores, Valley Fair, US Air Force, Long Cadillac, Dunwoody Institute, Goodman Jewelers, Southtown Freeway Toyota, K-Tel The Hot Ones album, Burger King, Burnsville Bowl Entertainment Center and Excedrin.
True Don Bleu Goodbye Song / from above aircheck - 2 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
Chris Edmonds - Includes a newscast with Chris Edmonds and the following commercials: Rapid Sports Centers, MMRA / Morgan Associates
Motorcycle Insurance, XEROX Store, Water Bedroom, Graham Parker (album), Haircut 100 (album), Twin City Tire, McDonalds, Toyota City, Kill and Kill Again (movie), Valleyfair, Oldsmobile, and Countryside Condominiums by Orrin Thompson.
Chris can be heard today on WMGC-FM, Detroit's Soft Rock 105.1.
Buck & O'Connor the day after the Minnesota Twins won the American League Championship Series by beating the Detroit Tigers ... with Buck McWilliams, Chris O'Connor and Linda Evans (news) and includes the full version of a "Rev it Up" Twins Baseball tribute - 27 MB (provided by Todd Fairbanks)
Listen to more recordings when the Minnesota Twins won the 1987 World Series and 1991 World Series. Click here.
35th Anniversary Special (1994) - Lots of great memories, interviews and jingles. Appearing: Mark Anderson, True Don Bleu, Chuck Buell, Lou Buron (General
Manager), Bill Dorweiler (Chief Engineer), Paul Hedberg,"Bullet" Bob Lang, Jeff McKee, Donald K. Martin, Don Michaels, Barry McKinna (Barry Siewert), Lou Riegert (Lou Waters), Domino Rippey, Chris Roberts, Jackson Ross, Rob Sherwood, Sam Sherwood, Mike Sigelman and Bobby Wilde. #1 27 MB - #2 21 MB - #3 20 MB - #4 18 MB - #5 24 MB - #6 15 MB (provided by Jeff R.
This article spotlights the history of KDWB-AM and WDGY-AM.
Published in the June 2011 issue of Popular Communications magazine. This article is posted with permission and includes images and references to RadioTapes.com.
Aired on WCCO-TV
Buck & O'Connor, Domino Rippey - 1985 *
Aired on WUSA-TV (KARE)
Aired on KARE-TV
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Aired on KARE-TV
* = provided by Jay Philpott ** = provided by Curt Lundgren
Photos from approximately 1973 - (Click on photo to enlarge)
Rob Sherwood - 7 pm-Mid
Chris Roberts - Mid - 6 am
True Don Bleu - 3-7 pm
Adam North - 9 am-1 pm
Barry McKinna- 1-3 pm
Charlee Browne - 6-9 am
Bob Lange - Weekends
KDWB-AM (630) - Photos from 1976(Provided by David Senechal) (Click on photo to enlarge)
KDWB T-Shirts from the 1970s-1980s - click on image to enlarge - provided by Bob Vesely
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