THE MUSIC and its selection
Selecting records to play was easy. All of the big album rock records of 1969 would fit into a box that was two feet wide. That was it. The entire available LP library everywhere at every radio station like ours. I was fortunate to be in on the ground floor of album radio. There were more records released than that but these were the ones worth playing. These were the ones from groups who toured and whose names you would find on posters advertising concerts such as those of Bill Graham's Fillmore in San Francisco. These were the big dogs, but the albums included those such as "It's a Beautiful Day, Captain Beefheart, "The Mothers of Invention," "Moby Grape," and the like.
There were mistakes made occasionally. I rescued the first "Jethro Tull" album from a bin of records not being played that the staff were free to take home and keep for their own. It was passed over at first by Pax, the Program Director, but added on second review.
Even with the idiosyncracies of the ownership and the occasional oddity that took place, I always respected the McLendon Family, and always look at my time with KNUS FM as my boot camp training ground for my future in radio. You gained a lot of respect in the radio trade by working for Gordon McLendon anywhere. You earned it.THE