The KMEL family has lost broadcast pioneer and founder of Charter Broadcasting Howard Grafman. Howard was at the helm of the company during the most successful days of KMEL as an album rock leader in the Bay Area and during the flip to Top 40 and it's later market dominance. Thank you for all of your contributions to KMEL!
Friday Jan. 09, 2015...the KMEL family lost Nick Bazoo. Nick was the PD that was chosen to "flip" the format of KMEL from Album Rock to Top 40 in 1984.
Here is a URL to hear an interview that Nick gave for the History Of KMEL project:
Here is a URL to see Nick on the day the format was changed to top 40:
Here is a URL to hear the audio of the day KMEL "flipped" the format:
Here is a URL to hear Nick's interview in the History Of KMEL project:
It was on this day thirty years ago that the frequency of 106.1 flipped format from Album Oriented Rock to Top 40. Here are a couple of exhibits on KMELforever.com that commemorate the event.
Today begins the ongoing construction of this online museum. We will be expanding the site and adding exhibits in the days to come. If you would like to contact us or submit content for display...direct your correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.