What’s a Bitchin’ Oldie?

B100.fm is redefining Oldies one song at a time © I asked a young-end millennial about  his favorite kind of music. I was excited when he replied, “I really like the oldies.” So, I asked him to name some, “Oh you know like Flo Rida, LMFAO, Ne-Yo, Snoop, and early Bieber.” Obviously, an Oldie is not a new song. But it IS beloved. We all have our own definition for an Oldie…  Most say it’s depends on when they first heardRead more

San Diego’s Stereo Favorites for July 8, 1977

Who remembers these songs from the Summer of 1977? B100.FM Now plays most of these songs (Stereo Favorites and Favorite New Music) Plus another couple of thousand from the ’70s and ’80s. Tune in…your song is coming. How many of the albums listed above are still in your vinyl collection? No, really we want to know. Someone borrowed our Barry Manilow Live album back in 1977 and we’d like it back. And for those who never heard of The Tidal WaveRead 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

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

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 B100.fm plays some of those songs listed in the four categories nearly thirty-five years down the line, including two of the NewRead more