Hidden Hits from 1978, Heard on B100.fm

You already know B100.fm regularly plays many of the most popular songs from the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties, but have you noticed the “secret sauce” that seasons our huge playlist? The hundreds of songs we play that never made the Top 40 at all, though they may have had greater success on the R&B or Adult Contemporary charts. We’ve sent our guy Herc on assignment to find more interesting facts and bitchin’ tunes you won’t likely hear anywhere else. Here areRead more

Casey Never Played These Songs from April 1983 (But B100.fm DOES!)

With the goals of reaching even more fans of all kinds of music and finding busy work for our volunteer intern, the Incredible HERC, we proudly introduce our new feature: <working title> Songs Casey Kasem Never Played on American Top 40 (because they peaked at #41 or below on the Billboard charts), but B100.FM Does Play. Kind of a long title so we’ve cut it down to Songs Casey Didn’t, (but B100.FM Does) Play. We have nothing but mad love andRead more

Dr. Boogie’s Animal Corner

You don’t have to spend much time listening to Bobby’s B100.fm 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 ‘B100.fm 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