Music Survey Archives 1957

KOBY would now begin it’s first full year as the top Rock & Roll radio station in the Bay Area, but KYA would also begin a Rock & Roll format later in this year. KYA wouldn’t become a top Rock & Roll station until the beginning of the next decade-it’s glory years were still ahead.

———————————————-February 11, 1957—————————————-

“Young Love” by actor Tab Hunter was now #1 in the Bay Area. “Singing The Blues” by Guy Mitchell had been #1 for 7 weeks.

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—————————————————-May 20, 1957—————————————-

These were some of the hits that were being played on the radio as we would get ready for the summer of ’57.

—————————————————–August 12, 1957————————————–

This survey would introduce us to a new star on the music scene. His name was Paul Anka and he would debut this week with his first big hit “Diana”

Now we see KYA come on the music scene in the fall of 1957 with it’s Top 30. Their format would change over the years (Top 30, Top 40 and it’s Swingin’ 60). The #1 song this week would be “Deserie” by The Charts. The Charts were a Doo Wop group led by Joe Grier and their manager was Les Cooper (Les Cooper would have Top 40 hit in 1962 with an instrumental hit called “Wiggle Wobble”.

———————————————-September 30, 1957————————————-

————————————————December 9, 1957————————————-

This survey will advertise a free Johnny Mathis Concert at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium on Wednesday December 18. This concert will be free with a KOBY Fan Club Membership Card or a copy of this music survey. Johnny was from the Bay Area.

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