Monday, June 29, 2020

The 93 KHJ-LA Complete Boss 30 - 1972

KHJ 1972 (Community Appeal)
In the realm of AM Radio, KHJ seems to have been leading edge for so many BOSS concepts that would eventually shape all things radio. Their influence can still be heard wherever one tunes in...although many of their inspirations have been passed over for the sake of staying fresh and modern. Some of their ideas have been lost in the wake of format radio. Some have become antiquated as the world itself changes and tries to stay efficient. Many of the BOSS characteristics have been sacrificed due to world politics. 

However, the KHJ BOSS model was very good at maintaining an appeal that was as broad as radio has ever known. This can be traced to various strategies and well-planned objectives that were distinctly their own. Starting with the TOP 30 playlist, KHJ was supremely acute in terms of keeping their finger on the pulse of modern music. 

Focusing on a mere 30 songs every week served to magnify the station's prowess in regards to something it is seldom recognized for. KHJ had an affinity for holding everyone's air-wave attention. Their playlists represented virtually every category of music and the net result was a huge listener-ship. By avoiding specialization their efforts resulted in a brilliant cross-section of new music in general...not just rock and roll. 

Today that is an unheard-of notion that is no longer anywhere to be found. But, for KHJ, the practice worked well for the music business and for its own BOSS ends. It was the exact opposite of what exists today...and there was an inherent side effect of the TOP 30 at KHJ. Their playlists represented all members of Los Angeles' community. Young, old, commercial, esoteric, Beatles/British, baroque, rock, folk, soul, reggae, beat, pop, classical, comedy, romance, protest, surf, country, western, vocal, instrumental, middle of the road, novelty, Latin, blues, local, international, spoken word, and seemingly every other category that one can think of. Perhaps there was no electronica or industrial or thrash or grunge...these types of music had not been invented yet. 

It was all very melodic and in retrospect, this open-minded approach to genre bore many aspects that may not have been planned. Nevertheless, their omnipresent influence had undeniable effects that were a joy to behold. KHJ in all of their strategizing had created perhaps the most friendly place to ever represent Los Angeles. 

For, the broad range of music found on the TOP 30 was an accidental unifying agent for the entire community. It not only allowed everyone a way to keep abreast of all new gave them a unified platform to tune into and feel a sense of belonging to. That might have been naive and innocent but everyone was included. Nothing like it exists nowadays...and that may be why this series seems so magical. It reaches out to everyone...and, Los Angeles has not been so unified as a community since. KHJ BOSS Radio wasn't just a station to play while driving the was a foundation that represented everyone! - Kwai Chang

1971 to 1972    Yandex    Zippy
1972 Part 1 (January-February)    Yandex    Zippy
1972 Part 2 (March-April)    Yandex    Zippy
1972 Part 3 (May-June)    Yandex    Zippy
1972 Part 4 (July-August)    Yandex     Zippy
1972 Part 5 (September-October)   Yandex    Zippy
1972 Part 6 (November-December)   Yandex    Zippy

This begins phase 3 of the KHJ project; phase one was to go back to the beginning from the first KHJ survey (65-66-67). phase two was to upgrade my original posts with more airchecks and update as many tracks as possible the actual single versions, or if I got really lucky, mono promo mixes of stereo singles (68-69-70-71).  It wasn't until 1971 was originally being put together that I realized how this series was supposed to be presented. But I knew that would take a lot of work. And it has.

Phase 3 finishes the story, so 1972 is the beginning of the end.  I plan to end the series at 1974 - by then KHJ was beginning to show its age, playlists were getting tighter, and it seemed the music was getting to be a bit corporate. Less about magic and more about moving merchandise. Nevertheless, I have an idea that should make 1974 a stunner. You'll see.

To be honest, airchecks for these years were a huge problem. As I was beginning to assemble 1972, I found more airchecks for 1972 and1973. Whew. But................ some of the airchecks suffer in quality.

I never really know what these projects are like until I finish and start listening. And I'm really happy with the way this turned out. There are some sections of this that really sound like you're listening to AM Top-30 radio in 1972. Also, the group that has been assisting me really came up with the goods and there are A LOT OF hard-to-find original single mixes here. Also included are a (very) few songs that made the national top-10, but were ignored by KHJ. And the music holds up pretty well!  This is a great time for soul groups and one-hit wonders.  Prepare to be surprised. This one's a winner. Take a long drive with 1972 KHJ  blasting through your speakers, even better, annoy the neighbors with this playing while having a backyard BBQ. It will a time-warp for everyone!

Finally, I need to give a big public thanks to a small team of people who have been supporting this project with their time and collections. What I made alone was good. With their help, it has been astounding. When the series ends, two posts from now, They will be thanked by correctly.
Blank Frank

Sunday, June 21, 2020

The 93 KHJ-LA Complete Boss 30 - 1971 (2020 Upgrade)

KHJ 1971 - Airchecks and Station Jingles

One of the things that made KHJ so BOSS was that they made their location-location-location seem very much like the only place to be. They sponsored a cascade of contests that were always related to their playlist's current events calendar as well as a decent amount of local commerce support. This was always decorated with a formidable flair that was all their own. But even more importantly, they never let you forget which station you were tuned into. 

BlankFrank's KHJ series is supremely special because of the insertion of many vintage airchecks and station jingles. 'AirChecks/Station Jingles' are a huge part of the radio game. KHJ certainly saw it fit to lavish sufficient budgets to aircheck/jingle creation and thus insured that the biggest possible blur was inherent to the listening experience. Station jingles set the personality pace of the station. They are the very first weapon in station vs. station competition. Airchecks and station jingles are what initially hooks the listener's attention...and, builds their confidence in the station. 

If your airchecks aren't cutting edge, how can your DJs be? Even, if you didn't like music...KHJ station jingles and airchecks were enough to make all citizens young and old aware that they were someplace special. Like icing on a cake, they serve to glamorize the station as well as the community. They help anyone who hears them fall under childlike spells that are both a friendly and familiar form of security that can be believed in. Even if it was ragged and helped make every day seem eternal. 

To be near a radio brought electricity to the landscape. Everyday life could seem like a mirage...a kaleidoscope...a Disneyland made of sound waves. Another pleasant side effect was that they reassured everybody that they were members of a community on the move. It was very nearly like the sunrise...something to count on...blending any routine into something special. Every listener could plot their own position in the community whatever the day would hold in store. In that context, KHJ was the hub of national AM radio. It happened at KHJ first, then the influence rippled everywhere else. 

KHJ's BOSS jingles were ultra-slick productions that set the premier standard for all other stations to follow. KHJ's creations gave Los Angeles its own personality and certainly, Smalltown USA couldn't help follow the best of their ability, anyway. The indirect result was that they also helped shape all other factions of modern lifestyle, as well as the foundation of industry, commerce, etc. in any area. Los Angeles was many things...and being the home of magical dreams and desires was one of them. 

Airchecks and station jingles were both the cause and the symptom. If time is an infinite piece of thread, then BOSS Radio made sure that every listener was a needle...
No cure for this one! It's never going to stop...
Or at least, that's how it seemed then.
Wide-open...and radio proved it.
-Kwai Chang

1970 to 71  Yandex    Zippy
1971 Part 1 (January-February)    Yandex    Zippy
1971 Part 2 (March-April)    Yandex    Zippy
1971 Part 3 (May-June)    Yandex    Zippy
1971 Part 4 (June-July)    Yandex    Zippy
1971 Part 5 (September-October)    Yandex    Zippy
1971 Part 6 (November-December)    Yandex    Zippy

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The 93 KHJ-LA Complete Boss 30 - 1970 (2020 Upgrade)

Kwai Chang Essay:  I wonder how KHJ management felt in April of 1970 when Paul McCartney made it formal...The Beatles were OVER! If the fab four had actually been ANY part of BOSS Radio's inception, was their demise going to play a role in how boss KHJ would continue to be? The Beatles' name did not even appear on the very first Top 30 survey. That didn't happen until survey #2 with the HELP single listed as "HIT BOUNDS (ON THE WAY UP)". From that moment forward, the group would be a primary piece of BOSS Radio's airwave weaponry. 

On the surface, KHJ understood the group's potential and had no need to act differently towards them. It was a subdued approach that oozed confidence in The Beatles' coolness and made the absolute most of their high standard of radio-friendly gravity. The group had already proven that they could generate sufficient numbers where ever they were marketed. KHJ was reciprocating a similar coolness by showing them no particular favoritism. It was a very strategic way to bank on the group's already proven track record. 

At KHJ, The Beatles might have just as well been a local band with everything to lose...and no conspicuous favoritism is shown them. Very clever. There were plenty of markets that were heavily reliant on The Beatles' inclusion in the proceedings. So, at KHJ, The Beatles had to succeed on the same level playing field as every other act listed in the surveys. Their week to week status would be determined the same way as the local newcomers. After all, KHJ had an incredible influence on many demographics. Los Angeles was just one of them. So, it was on survey #4, that we finally see The Beatles in the Top 30 with their single HELP at position #13! What is interesting about this is that the group's name DID appear on survey #3 as part of a contest for FREE tickets to see their upcoming concert at The Hollywood Bowl. But, they were NOT listed as HIT BOUND the week prior as survey #4 claims. The same contest for free Bowl tickets also appeared on survey #4. On survey #5 the single rose to #5 in the Top 30. A

 NEW contest was announced for MORE FREE BEATLES TICKETS...and at the top of the HIT BOUNDS is the group's HELP LP(the WHOLE album)! So, this cool approach to the fab four was gaining some boss momentum. If KHJ's relationship with The Beatles was symbiotic, it was being played coolly. Survey #6 has the HELP single up to #4 in the Top 30 with the Hollywood Bowl shows still more than three weeks away. Survey #7 proudly boasts the image from inside the HELP album's gatefold jacket! Beneath the photo is HEAR THE BEATLES ON 93/KHJ! Meanwhile, the HELP single falls back down to #5. Survey #8 the single holds steady at #5...with the concerts in L.A. only four days away! After the Bowl shows, survey #9 finds the HELP single up two notches to #3 AND we see the single YESTERDAY at the top of HIT BOUNDS. Then, on survey #10, there are two Beatles singles in the Top 30...HELP steady at #3 and YESTERDAY at #29. Survey #11: (WATCH OUT)---> Cleverness alert! We have HELP single down to #8 while at #11 is...wait for PAUL McCARTNEY. This might coincide with a rumored/planned solo album by the cute Beatle. Was this a KHJ insider tip/internal-use-only memo(?) from Capitol's Dave Dexter Jr.??? Or...or, or, or! 

It's irrelevant. It is more clever KHJ promo-promotion(call it POT-STIRRING) and also a possible downplay of the over-used moniker(Beatles). Who knows? But, I guarantee, it generated SPIN...both literally and figuratively. Pure genius from the BOSS! All the while keeping the top slot open for more local contenders. Like I said...this Beatles support in the Top 30 needed to look innocuous! So far, so good! Just watch: Survey #12 finds the McCARTNEY single (YESTERDAY) up to #3 while The Beatles' HELP( listed as HELP/I'M DOWN) is down one notch to #9! Fantastic spin...ALL from the still new...still fresh radio in "BOSS Angeles"! Survey #13 find NO CHANGE in position of YESTERDAY or HELP/I'M DOWN...(#3 and #9, respectively). Man, is this just far out...or WHAT? Survey #14 finds our very first #1 by PAUL McCARTNEY with YESTERDAY as HELP/I'M DOWN falls ever farther to #12. Survey #15 sees NO change regarding The Beatles entries including PAUL McCARTNEY's name. He's still listed as the artist with the TOP slot on the Top 30. 

We can see that KHJ was adamant in showing no Beatles bias. So, for now...only one song(unless you count I'M DOWN) is listed with their name on it! Survey #16 follows through on this with PAUL McCARTNEY's YESTERDAY holding the Top 30 top slot for the third straight week and NO entry listed to The Beatles. HELP/I'M DOWN has fallen off completely. On survey #17...MORE Beatles razzle-dazzle. YESTERDAY (STILL listed by PMc) has fallen to #5...and lo and behold, HELP returns to the Top 30 at #30 without the I'M DOWN designation. The more The Beatles are downplayed...the more bias they actually receive. 

All the while, making The Fabs just another name in the pack. It also made the Top 30 the most exciting list in music. Billboard's HOT 100 was too big and only served to lose artists in its enormity. Remember, ONLY two Beatles songs have given buoyancy to 16 weeks of Top 30. That's not bad considering this infancy was only 17 weeks old. It might be that KHJ was the most amazed of all as all of their objectives seemed to be realizing themselves. What could that have to do with The Beatles? 'They' haven't even hit the #1 position. Survey #18 McCARTNEY's YESTERDAY holding steady at #5 and here come The Beatles again with the 'I'M DOWNless' listing of HELP climbing up one to #29! Survey #19 YESTERDAY drops to #8 while NO Beatles song is listed. Was this 'help' from The Beatles always going to be this minimal? I'm sure that KHJ management was counting on it! Survey #20 is also without The Beatles while PAUL McCARTNEY finally falls to #18. Survey #21 verifies a cycle starting to repeat itself. The Beatles are back as HIT BOUNDS with DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT count that as two listings...PLUS McCARTNEY at #24. 

Now, EXHALE! Survey #22 is finally devoid of ANY Beatles involvement...just like Survey #1. Can we...should we salute the beauty that had become the KHJ BOSS Top 30? After all, it had downplayed The Beatles in the most advantageous way possible. So, whatever the reason, the year of 1965 was a great year for the BOSS and all of the other talents that had graced the Top 30. The Beatles probably made everyone very happy as survey #23 reaffirms that this is going to be...ONGOING. The group emerges from nowhere at #5 with two songs listed as HIT BOUNDS the week prior...which of course neither were. It has been two weeks since they were HIT BOUNDS with DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT but, hey...what kind of difference can a week really represent? This party is just getting started! Survey #24 has both Beatles tracks taking up a single slot at #2! Since there may be symbolism in the numbers...Survey #25 will cover December 25 and for that eventuality, Santa BOSS has left two #1s under The Beatles' Christmas Tree. 

So, maybe we should bid them a Happy New Year and end this retrospective glance since 1970 was the end of The Beatles. Would KHJ need to be worried? Would BOSS Radio still be boss? Would KHJ be able to do this without The Beatles? If this road had been long and winding, would it be possible to just let it be? I think it must have been the only thing on their minds! If this all seems overly boring, just realize that radio is about numbers more than anything else. In that context...the end of the KHJ BOSS magic had begun!

1969 to 1970   Yandex    Zippy
1970 Part 1 (Jan-Feb)    Yandex    Zippy
1970 Part 2 (March-April)    Yandex    Zippy
1970 Part 3 (May-June)    Yandex     Zippy
1970 Part 4 (July-Aug)    Yandex    Zippy
1970 Part 5 (Sept-Oct)    Yandex    Zippy
1970 Part 6 (Nov-Dec)    Yandex    Zippy

Blank Frank: Ironically, beginning in 1970, the solo Beatles had far more KHJ chart hits!

1970 has been completely overhauled with about 70 music upgrades to original mono single mixes and/or sound quality and about the same amount of airchecks. Some of the quality of these aren't so good, but unfortunately, I had to take what I could get. Nevertheless, like with the other years, it plays much closer to an actual 1970 radio experience. Also, like the other years posted so far, there are quite a few rare mono mixes included. Prepare to be surprised!

Monday, June 8, 2020

The 93 KHJ-LA Complete Boss 30 - 1969 (2020 Upgrade)

Kwai Chang Essay - 1969:
I have not studied the KHJ BOSS Radio history. Even so, it is easy to see the entire BOSS campaign was built on calculated slickness. And yet, in the days of early BOSS, there was a naivete to it all that was a true apex in escapism ideals. Where television ends with the program credits rolling NEVER ended. It went wherever the listener went, and thus, could serve as a cultural sextant to navigate the labyrinth of mid-60's wide open air-wave horizon. 

So, how nice it was to actually CONNECT with the mechanisms that made KHJ 'boss' in the first place. Listeners already had confidence and trust in the stable of ultra cool KHJ personalities. The KHJ DJ characterizations made Hollywood legend biographies look like 12th grade journalism. The REAL Don Steele and his staff contemporaries made it all look so fun...made it all look so easy...and it all sounded so perfect. The blur was on...full stop! Why should it have anything to do with illusion? KHJ listeners were reassured that they were part of the medium...that they were included in everything to help realize radio's full potential. The station took phone-in requests that it used to survey the general public...follow trends...and to predict the next big-thing...and, to compile their weekly surveys. This would ideally reveal the most geographically local pulse in the entire industry...that of the music city: Los Angeles! 

How cool it was to be informed by experts. How completely hip to be in the center of the action?!? To hear great music for the first time was an honorable privilege. But, that's not all! When the listener decided the music was desirable enough to purchase, many of L.A.'s retail points of sale offered the current weekly KHJ BOSS survey in printed form...'FREE'! There was no purchase required to get a survey. These were a really decorative icing on an already beautiful cake. It was something EXTRA for the effort and served many a purpose for ANYONE listening to the radio. Surely, they appear to be a gratuity for the loyal listener finally making the empirical commitment with wallet in hand. But, look closer...these were just another piece of proof that KHJ had thought long and hard about L.A. radio dominance. These surveys appealed visually with bright color and design and layout. They connected intellectually as they informed the consumer of the most updated rankings of airplay rotation. They guided speculation for anyone willing to hedge a guess on what's-next. They informed socially about the voices(KHJ DJs) being heard around the clock in Los Angeles. They could be mused over at home while playing recent purchases. 

They also served the Top-30 the same way the racing sheet serves the ponies at the track. And when the week is over, they can serve as reference. But, most importantly...they were unique, attractive advertising that would last forever no matter how fast the week went by! That's some very clever public relations from any vantage point. And, if time already flies by too fast...these little pieces of offset lithography only made it go by even faster.
The blur was on and there was no better place to live life...naivete be damned!

1968 to 69   Yandex    Zippy
1969 Part 1 (Jan-Feb)  Yandex    Zippy
1969 Part 2 (Mar-Apr)  Yandex    Zippy
1969 Part 3 (May-Jun)  Yandex    Zippy
1969 Part 4 (Jul-Aug) Yandex    Zippy
1969 Part 5 (Sep-Oct)   Yandex    Zippy
1969 Part 6 (Nov-Dec)  Yandex    Zippy

BlankFrank: 70+ songs have been upgraded and about 50 + airchecks added. I scoured everything I could from the few airchecks I had. Once again, if you have the original, delete it and take this one. This revised version fits with the rest of the series! Like others in the series, this is every single song that entered the KHJ-LA Boss  for 1969 using original (mostly) mono single mixes if they could be located. There are many original mixes that have not been heard since the singles were issued.

This is meant to be played and enjoyed. I suggest listening in your cars on long drives. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The 93 KHJ-LA Complete Boss 30 - 1968 (2020 Upgrade)

KHJ 1968 (The End Of Mono)
Yes, it is a wonderful sensation to hear a song from the past...especially when it has been so long that it rings long-forgotten bells of youth. But what about when our favorite old tune sounds different than what we remember? Is this anything to be alarmed about?

The answer to that isn't so simple and might be based on where, when, and who you are in the chronological landscape. Music lovers are usually content to be reminded of a song that they love. Often this is based on emotion. But, times change, as do technology and physiology. And quite often, conflict can arise that is in direct opposition to what is natural, subjective, and objective. So, let us jump to the heart of this blurry predicament as heard in the early years of KHJ BOSS radio.

When the station began its campaign, the music industry embraced both mono and stereo formats. Many music lovers preferred the stereo sound and didn't mind paying $1.00 more for stereo LPs. At that time a mono LP retailed for $3.00 while it cost $4.00 for its stereo counterpart. However, the stereo demographic was quite small in terms of the popular music whole. This is because nearly all popular music was initially heard on the radio...and for KHJ listeners, that meant AM radio which broadcast its signal in mono. We have already spoken of gimmicks and whatever stereo really had going for too was a technological gimmick.

FM stereo broadcasting was NOT the industry norm and so for entities like The Wrecking Crew and their engineers and producers, it meant extra work on any given recording. Since AM radio could not emphasize the gimmick of stereo records, it relied on their mono counterparts to provide this function. The radio business is about selling airtime for commercial advertising and it is also about selling music. The Music business certainly understood this as there was a huge amount of revenue to be gained or lost in how both formats were utilized. KHJ's weekly tally of airplay rotation had created the competitive atmosphere of being at a drag-strip on Saturday night, and if the songs acted out the role of race cars...'The Wrecking Crew' assumed the role of the mechanics/pit crews. It might have made no difference to the musicians but the producers were certainly under additional pressure to insure that both formats received their respective representation. Radio required the very best from the mono format. Retail required the very best from the stereo format. Radio needed a song to reach its airplay impact while the retail world needed to capitalize on the stereo gimmick.

And therein lies the rub. For mono is the ONLY discipline the music industry was ever to know. Mixing a song into mono was much more critical in terms of the production decisions because there is no forgiveness when the song is finally broadcast on AM radio. Conversely, stereo versions of the same song will sound different every time you change your location in relation to the left and right speakers. So, it is pure joy to have these early years of KHJ Top 30 as presented here. BlankFrank has endured the drudgery of collecting ALL of the tracks in their DEDICATED mono mixes. THAT is why many of these songs will sound different to the way we remember them from the past. It is unknown why the industry betrayed the mono format as the status quo. It worked so well for radio! It certainly helped BOSS radio realize its own objectives. It helped consumers justify the purchase of their favorite tunes as singles. The 7" retail unit was clearly the most profitable way to sell music. And it also connected more directly with listeners regardless of their willingness to buy music. It kept them listening and that's what mattered the most. Where consumer demand is the consideration, mono mixes guaranteed intellectual/entertainment value to every ear.

Let us cite a vintage example of this phenomenon. We need only play The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album to understand why the music industry might have been guilty of treason. The mono and stereo versions of the album are two completely different experiences regarding their respective audio dynamics. Why is this? It doesn't matter. The Beatles considered the mono format to be the precedent that mattered the most. So, when we see that they attended all mono mixing for the album...(2 months total) and that they did not attend the sessions for the stereo mixing(2 days total) we can at least see that this would lead back to basic business concerns. If the mono album was going to retail for $1.00 less, then perhaps the only alternative for the music industry was to throw the mono format off of the roof of a tall building. And, it didn't matter much to KHJ, if by 1968...the Top 30 was only available in stereo. To accommodate the radio industry, NO mono consideration would be forthcoming. The records would be offered in folded down mono promotional copies.

Did this take the punch out of the greatness of BOSS radio? Well, that debate is all we have left of the mono format. I personally prefer the mono mix of Sgt. Pepper. All the while, Steve Wilson keeps nailing nails in its coffin. It probably means nothing that Nature's own model offers NO creatures that speak in stereo. And yet, evolution provided most of the animal kingdom with two ears. All this means is that in Nature, there are NO gimmicks...only DIRECTNESS. Could there be too much directness in mono mixes to risk losing a retail price increase of 33%? Maybe! Will Steve Wilson ever mix Abbey Road into mono in search of a Sgt. Pepper-like version of the classic? We don't know.

Should radio even be allowed to influence such decisions? Well, the KHJ Top 30 was still running full tilt in 1968, and it was doing so without any say in the matter. They cannot broadcast or survey a format that no longer exists. Was there a loss in the directness in proportion to the massive increase in music production profits? Well, now we get to make up our own minds. Great songs, great music and BOSS broadcasting are still commodities to be embraced, but was the gain enough to make up for what was lost? THAT is a question that will be the only epitaph that mono will ever be able to call its own. And, since no entity can stand in the way of 'progress'...we can at least know that in every gain there is loss. And, in every loss, there is gain. And, so it was still BOSS radio...but it wasn't true mono ANYMORE! - Kwai Chang

1967 to 68   Yandex    Zippy 
1968 Part 1 (Jan-Feb)   Yandex    Zippy
1968 Part 2 (March-April)   Yandex    Zippy
1968 Part 3 (May-June)   Yandex    Zippy
1968 Part 4 (July-Aug)   Yandex    Zippy
1968 Part 5 (Sept-Oct)   Yandex    Zippy
1968 Part 5 (Sept-Oct)   Yandex    Zippy
BF Notes - This was supposed to be a simple update of my original post last autumn, Instead, it has been the most difficult of all of them, but, for now at least, it's my favorite and a HUGE improvement over the original post.

Thanks to the generosity of Faltonians and AYNCS readers, about 100 tracks have been upgraded to mono single mixes or upgraded sound. Many have never seen a digital release. It was pretty cool sometimes having a few versions to choose from. When I first compiled this set, I felt lucky to have the song!. Also, about 100 new airchecks were edited and added to the collection.

Some months are lean with airchecks, but much of this feels like you're being transported back to 1968 and getting the full 93 KHJ-LA experience. At 468 tracks and 17 hours +, it's also the longest in the series so far. @320

If you have the original version from last October, replace it with this.

1968, 69, 70, and 71 upgrades will get posted when completed. After that, 1972 and 73 are planned. Stay tuned and please be patient.