The Mystery Song List

If you saw the post on B100.FM’s Facebook page, you know there is something significant about this song list.  Yes, they are all heard on B100.FM, but what else does this collection represent?  Check the list before we reveal the answer. If you can come up with the correct answer you’ll do better than all the Facebook guesses. There are rock, pop, soul, disco tunes involved. We want you to determine why these specific titles qualified to be included in thisRead more

Dr. Boogie’s Animal Corner

You don’t have to spend much time listening to Bobby’s before Dr. Boogie’s love for all living things, both big & small, becomes apparent. Among the rescued oldies you’ll hear in a commercial-free hour listening to B100 will be an assortment of hits and chart stiffs from both the Seventies and Eighties such as the rare and exotic specimens below.Read more

SOUL TRAIN 1978 by Herc

By 1978, the music, fashion and cultural juggernaut known as Soul Train had been on the air for seven seasons and had featured more than 300 musical guests on its stage, at least 150 Soul Train lines on the dance floor and no less than 5 different theme songs along the way (as heard in the video above), including my favorite, MFSB’s “TSOP” with vocals from The Three Degrees, used from 1973-1975: I’ve been on the Soul Train stage and hadRead more

FLASHBACK: B-100’s Top 100 Hits of 1977 (part two)

By HERC, who Bobby has officially appointed to the newly added staff position of ‘ Chief Intern and All-Powerful Jedi Helper Guy’ Back at the end of July 2017, my wife read an article online about her favorite local radio disc jockey, Bobby Rich (that’s him above giving the thumbs up). The article said that he had retired in February but he was keeping busy running the internet station he started as a hobby in 2011. Curious about his internet station – Bobby’sRead more

FLASHBACK: B-100’s Top 100 Hits of 1977 (part one)

Since it first signed on in September 1959, KFMB-FM had featured beautiful music but by 1975 they were dead last in the three-way ratings race among beautiful music stations in San Diego. KFMB’s General Manager, Paul Palmer, sought a format change in March 1975 and consulted KFMB-AM Program Director, Bobby Rich. When Paul asked me what I thought we should do with it I said “Rock that turkey and go for the KCBQ audience.” He admitted that was what he hadRead more

When MTV Still Played Music (1983)

The first Video Programming chart appeared in the Billboard issue dated January 29, 1983. Consisting solely of self-reported information on the frequency of airings of music videos from MTV, the chart listed Weekend Events (upcoming concerts and specials) as well as four levels of airplay, all dated January 19, 1983: New Videos Added Heavy Rotation (3-4 plays a day) Medium Rotation (2-3 plays a day) Light Rotation (1-2 plays a day) Bobby’s plays some of those songs listed in the four categories nearly thirty-five years down the line, including two of the NewRead more