Santee in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
KCBQ Top 40 Personalities
1958 to 1978
Photographed By Christopher O Carmichael, August 28, 2010
1. KCBQ "Top 40" Personalities Marker
Top portion of the KCBQ Monument.
KCBQ Top 40 Personalities. 1958 to 1978. , [ Upper Plaque: ] , In 1958, here at 9416 Mission Gorge Road, then owner Lee Bartell built the KCBQ AM 1170 radio broadcast facility with its 50,000 watt transmitter and six two-hundred foot towers. For many years, KCBQ AM 1170 was San Diego's only 50,000 watt AM radio station. From this location, between 1958 and 1978, many legendary radio personalities broadcast the best "Top 40" music, news, and entertainment to all of San Diego County. During this period, KCBQ AM 1170 was one of the best known and imitated radio stations in the broadcast industry., [ Lower Plaque: ] , Dex Allen . Gary Allyn . Paul Oscar Anderson . Frank Anthony . Kathy Aunan . Chris Bailey . Jim Barker . K.O. Bayley . Buzz Bennett . Bill Bishop . Barry Boyd . Boyn R. Britton . B. Bailey Brown . “The Chucker” Chuck Browning . Jim Buckalew . Mike Butts . Gerry Gagle . Christopher Cane . Reid Carroll . “Big” John Carter . Charlie and Harrigan . Chuck “The Magic Christian” . Robert L. Collins . Dave Conley . Chuck Cooper . Scotty Day . John DeMott . Joel Denver . Ed Deverl . Thom Devine . Sam Diego . Mason Dixon . Wadw Douglas . Tony Evans . Phil Flowers . Jimi Fox . John “Sweet Daddy” Fox . Linda Fox . Donny Fox . Bill Gardner . Chuck Geiger . Steve Goddard . Dean Goss . Matt Quinn . Happy Hare . William R. Hatch . “King” Jack Hayes . Jim Hill . Johnny Holiday . Don Howard . Huckleberry . J. Paul Huddleston . Bob Hudson . “Lord” Tim Hudson . Shadoe Jackson . Bat Johnson . Ralph James . “Shotgun Tom” Kelly . Gary Kelley . Gene Knight . Christopher Lance . “Lucky” Lane . Ken Levine . Joe Light . David “The Snake” London . Jimmy Mack . Tony Maddox . Lee Marshall . Billy Martin . Danny Martinez . Peter Huntington May . Jack McCoy . Earl J. McRoberts . Pat Michaels . Jim Mitchell . Lenny Mitchell . Richard Mock . Bill Moffitt . Tom Murphy . Jim OBrien . Seamus Patrick OHara . Jim OLeary . Bobby Ocean . Bob Publicover . Casey B. Quack . Jimmy Rabbitt . Stan Richards . Domino Rippy . Rich “Brother” Robbin . Brian Roberts . Chuck Roberts . Phil Roberts . Neison Ross . Tommy Sarmiento . Harry Scarborough . “Big” Mike Scott . Robbin Scott . Bob Shannon . Larry Shields . Kevin Shira . Ben Shirley . Lee “Baby” Sims . China Smith . Jay Stone . Ron “Ugly” Thompson . Charlie Tuna . Jack Vincent . Jerry Walker . Bobby Wayne . Beau Weaver . Brian “The Blind Owl” White . Johnny Williams . Todd Williams . William F. Williams . Danny Wright . Dick Young . And Many Others, Special thanks to Sonny West for organizing the 1990 KCBQ reunion . This historical marker was erected in 2010 by Friends of KCBQ AM 1170. It is in Santee in San Diego County California
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In 1958, here at 9416 Mission Gorge Road, then owner Lee Bartell built the KCBQ AM 1170 radio broadcast facility with its 50,000 watt transmitter and six two-hundred foot towers. For many years, KCBQ AM 1170 was San Diego's only 50,000 watt AM radio station. From this location, between 1958 and 1978, many legendary radio personalities broadcast the best "Top 40" music, news, and entertainment to all of San Diego County. During this period, KCBQ AM 1170 was one of the best known and imitated radio stations in the broadcast industry.
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Dex Allen Gary Allyn Paul Oscar Anderson Frank Anthony Kathy Aunan Chris Bailey Jim Barker K.O. Bayley Buzz Bennett Bill Bishop Barry Boyd Boyn R. Britton B. Bailey Brown “The Chucker” Chuck Browning Jim Buckalew Mike Butts Gerry Gagle Christopher Cane Reid Carroll “Big” John Carter Charlie & Harrigan Chuck “The Magic Christian” Robert L. Collins Dave Conley Chuck Cooper Scotty Day John DeMott Joel Denver Ed Deverl Thom Devine Sam Diego Mason
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Dixon Wadw Douglas Tony Evans Phil Flowers Jimi Fox John “Sweet Daddy” Fox Linda Fox Donny Fox Bill Gardner Chuck Geiger Steve Goddard Dean Goss Matt Quinn Happy Hare William R. Hatch “King” Jack Hayes Jim Hill Johnny Holiday Don Howard Huckleberry J. Paul Huddleston Bob Hudson “Lord” Tim Hudson Shadoe Jackson Bat Johnson Ralph James “Shotgun Tom” Kelly Gary Kelley Gene Knight Christopher Lance “Lucky” Lane Ken Levine Joe Light David “The Snake” London Jimmy Mack Tony Maddox Lee Marshall Billy Martin Danny Martinez Peter Huntington May Jack McCoy Earl J. McRoberts Pat Michaels Jim Mitchell Lenny Mitchell Richard Mock Bill Moffitt Tom Murphy Jim OBrien Seamus Patrick OHara Jim OLeary Bobby Ocean Bob Publicover Casey B. Quack Jimmy Rabbitt Stan Richards Domino Rippy Rich “Brother” Robbin Brian Roberts Chuck Roberts Phil Roberts Neison Ross Tommy Sarmiento Harry Scarborough “Big” Mike Scott Robbin Scott Bob Shannon Larry Shields Kevin Shira Ben Shirley Lee “Baby” Sims China Smith Jay Stone Ron “Ugly” Thompson Charlie Tuna Jack Vincent Jerry Walker Bobby Wayne Beau Weaver Brian “The Blind Owl”
Photographed By Douglas Pierce, August 28, 2010
2. KCBQ "Top 40" Personalities Marker
White Johnny Williams Todd Williams William F. Williams Danny Wright Dick Young And Many Others
Special thanks to Sonny West for organizing the 1990 KCBQ reunion
Erected 2010 by Friends of KCBQ AM 1170.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 32° 50.334′ N, 116° 59.645′ W. Marker is in Santee, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Mission Gorge Road, one mile east of San Clemente Canyon Freeway (California Highway 52), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9416 Mission Gorge Road, Santee CA 92071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. This marker was dedicated on August 28, 2010 with over 400 fans and former workers in attendance!
Photographed By Andi Hazelwood, August 28, 2010
3. KCBQ "Top 40" Personalities Marker and Dedication Participants
Andi Hazelwood took this photo of radio hosts and families of those who worked at 1170 KCBQ.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Christopher O Carmichael of Santee, California. This page has been viewed 4,334 times since then and 199 times this year. Photos:1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Christopher O Carmichael of Santee, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.